Alaska has very weak gun laws, receiving an F in our Annual Gun Law Scorecard. Alaska enacted a dangerous “stand your ground” law in 2014, removing the duty to retreat from a violent altercation in most public spaces. In 2017, Alaska had the highest gun death rate among the states. Despite its distance from the rest of the country, Alaska supplied crime guns to other states at the fifth-highest rate in the country. Lawmakers in Alaska could save lives by passing a law requiring background checks for all firearm sales and passing an extreme risk protection order law.

  • Mental health record reporting to federal background check databases

  • Universal background checks

  • Concealed carry permitting requirement

  • Gun dealer licensing

  • Assault weapon, 50 caliber rifle, and large capacity magazine ban

  • Bulk firearm purchase restrictions

  • Handgun design safety standards

  • Local governments have authority to regulate firearms and ammunition

  • Waiting period

  • Ammunition sale regulation