An Alaska firearm bill of sale is a form that records important information regarding the sale of a gun between two (2) parties. Alaska is a state that doesn’t require the seller to perform a background check on their buyer, and guns may be purchased without a permit or registration. Due to this leniency, private firearm sales are very straight-forward and can be completed in a single day. Having said that, the seller should make a conscious effort to ensure the person they sell to is not ineligible to possess the firearm. Alaska statute § 11.61.200(2) makes it very clear that it is a crime to sell a weapon to an individual who is a convicted felon.
- Firearm laws – §§ 11.61.190 to 11.61.220
- Background check required? No.
- Permit required to purchase? No.
Concealed Carry Laws
Statute – § 18.65.700
Alaska law does not require a concealed handgun permit in order to conceal carry a firearm. So long as the individual is over twenty-one (21) years of age and can legally own a firearm, they can conceal carry. However, residents can still obtain a permit if they wish. The permit remains active for five (5) years before it has to be renewed. The application must be filed in-person at an office of the Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, or a local police department that takes applications. The following is required for the application:
- A completed Application for a Concealed Handgun Permit;
- A non-reimbursable payment of $88.25;
- A certificate showing the applicant completed a handgun course within the past twelve (12) months;
- A set of fingerprints; and
- A “quality” picture of the applicant, taken within thirty (30) days of application.