Alaska imposes no design safety standards on handguns. However, according to research conducted by the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence (now Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence), Alaska’s Attorney General may have the authority to regulate “junk guns,” as well as promulgate other firearm safety standards.1
See our Design Safety Standards policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.
- The Alaska Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act, Alaska Stat. § 45.50.471 et seq. (regulations are authorized under Alaska Stat. § 45.50.491). For details, see Legal Action Project, Center to Prevent Handgun Violence, Targeting Safety (2001), at http://www.bradycenter.org/xshare/pdf/reports/targetingsafety.pdf.