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Legal Information: Alaska

State Gun Laws

Laws current as of August 9, 2023

If the abuser's gun is taken away, what will happen to it?

If the abuser has been convicted of a crime involving domestic violence and the judge orders the gun to be given (forfeited) to a law enforcement agency, the gun will not be returned to the abuser.1 Most likely, it will be destroyed or resold.

However, if the gun was taken away as part of a law enforcement officer’s investigation of a crime related to domestic violence, the firearms will likely be returned to the abuser if they are not needed as evidence in a resulting criminal case.2

1 See Alaska Statute § 12.55.015(f)
2 Alaska Statute § 18.65.515(b)