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Legal Information: Alaska

State Gun Laws

Laws current as of August 9, 2023

I have a final protective order against the abuser. Can s/he keep a gun or buy a new gun?

Under Alaska state law, the judge can prohibit the abuser from using firearms and order the abuser to surrender his/her firearms as part of a final protective order.1

In addition, under Alaska law, a person cannot get a permit to carry a concealed handgun if s/he has a final protection order issued against him/her that meets certain requirements, thereby making him/her ineligible to have any firearm under federal law.2

In addition, ​federal laws, which apply to all states, restrict a person’s right to have a gun under certain circumstances, including when there is an order of protection that was issued after notice to the abuser and a hearing. Go to Federal Gun Laws to get more information.​

1 Alaska Statute § 18.66.100(c)(6), (c)(7)
2 Alaska Statute § 18.65.705(2)