I do not have a protective order against the abuser, and s/he has not been convicted of any crime. Can s/he have a gun?
Even if you do not have a protective order and the abuser was not convicted of any crimes, it is illegal under Alaska law for someone to have a firearm in his/her possession while his/her physical or mental condition is impaired due to alcohol or drugs.1
Additionally, under Alaska law, a person cannot get a permit to carry a concealed handgun if s/he:
- is under age 21; or
- is currently, or has been within the past three years, ordered by a court to complete an alcohol or substance abuse treatment program.2
If any of these situations apply to the abuser, it may be illegal for him/her to have a gun. Also, federal laws, which apply to all states, may restrict an abuser’s right to have a gun. Go to Federal Gun Laws to get more information.
1 Alaska Statute §§ 11.61.210(a)(1); 11.61.200(a)(7)
2 Alaska Statute § 18.65.705(1), (5)