Alaska Firearm Bill of Sale

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Updated November 08, 2021

An Alaska firearm bill of sale permits an individual to legally sell a firearm to another individual. The buyer must be at least 18 years of age and have no legal reason to be restricted from owning a firearm. One may acquire a permit to either carry or conceal a firearm in the state of Alaska according to AS 18.65.700. of the Alaska Statutes and Regulations Concerning Alaska Concealed Handgun Permits as long as there are no discrepancies with regard to the legality of the purchase and sale. This document must be witnessed and notarized by a state-licensed notary public.

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Privately Selling a Firearm

Any person may sell a gun privately in the State of Alabama.

Prohibited from Buying

A person commits the crime of misconduct involving weapons in the third degree if the person:

  1. knowingly possesses a firearm capable of being concealed on one’s person after having been convicted of a felony or adjudicated a delinquent minor for conduct that would constitute a felony if committed by an adult by a court of this state, a court of the United States, or a court of another state or territory;
  2. knowingly sells or transfers a firearm capable of being concealed on one’s person to a person who has been convicted of a felony by a court of this state, a court of the United States, or a court of another state or territory;
  3. manufactures, possesses, transports, sells, or transfers a prohibited weapon;
  4. knowingly sells or transfers a firearm to another whose physical or mental condition is substantially impaired as a result of the introduction of an intoxicating liquor or controlled substance into that other person’s body;
  5. removes, covers, alters, or destroys the manufacturer’s serial number on a firearm with intent to render the firearm untraceable;
  6. possesses a firearm on which the manufacturer’s serial number has been removed, covered, altered, or destroyed, knowing that the serial number has been removed, covered, altered, or destroyed with the intent of rendering the firearm untraceable;
  7. violates AS 11.46.320 and, during the violation, possesses on the person a firearm when the person’s physical or mental condition is impaired as a result of the introduction of an intoxicating liquor or controlled substance into the person’s body;
  8. violates AS 11.46.320 or 11.46.330 by entering or remaining unlawfully on premises or in a propelled vehicle in violation of a provision of an order issued or filed under AS 18.66.10018.66.180 or issued under former AS 25.35.010(b) or 25.35.020 and, during the violation, possesses on the person a defensive weapon or a deadly weapon, other than an ordinary pocketknife;
  9. communicates in person with another in violation of AS 11.56.740 and, during the communication, possesses on the person a defensive weapon or a deadly weapon, other than an ordinary pocketknife;
  10. resides in a dwelling knowing that there is a firearm capable of being concealed on one’s person or a prohibited weapon in the dwelling if the person has been convicted of a felony by a court of this state, a court of the United States, or a court of another state or territory, unless the person has written authorization to live in a dwelling in which there is a concealable weapon described in this paragraph from a court of competent jurisdiction or from the head of the law enforcement agency of the community in which the dwelling is located; or
  11. discharges a firearm from a propelled vehicle while the vehicle is being operated in circumstances other than described in AS 11.61.190(a)(2).

Registering a Firearm

There is no law that requires a person in Alaska to register a firearm. Furthermore, the State of Alaska specifically prohibits any local authority from asking a resident to register a firearm (AS 29.35.145).

Concealed Carry

Alaskans are not allowed to conceal a firearm unless they have an Alaska Concealed Handgun Permit (ACHP). Residents twenty-one (21) years or older may apply.

How to Apply

Step 1 – Must undergo a handgun course provided by the Department of Public Safety. After the course is completed, a certificate should have been issued.

Step 2 – Get passport photos (must be within 30 days of submission of application).

Step 3 – Get fingerprints completed from an Approved Fingerprinter Office.

Step 4 – Submit, in-person, the following to a State Trooper Office:

  • Check of $88.25 made to the “State of Alaska.”
  • Certificate from the Dept. of Public Safety for completing the handgun course;
  • Photo of applicant equivalent to a passport photo;
  • Fingerprints on a standard 8″ x 8″ FBI fingerprint card; and
  • Application for a Concealed Handgun Permit (Form 12-299A).

After waiting approximately 30 days the permit should be approved or rejected.

Reciprocity

Under AS 18.65.748, all permits issued in other States are valid in the State of Alaska.