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In Alaska, any person engaged in the business of buying and selling secondhand articles must maintain a book, in permanent form, in which the person must enter in legible English at the time of each purchase or sale:

  1. the date of the transaction;
  2. the name of the person conducting the transaction;
  3. the name, age, and address of the customer;
  4. a description of the property bought, which includes, for any firearm bought, the name of the maker, the serial, model, or other number, and all letters and marks inscribed;
  5. the price paid;
  6. the signature of the customer.1

Alaska has no other law requiring the retention of sales or background check records, or requiring the reporting of sales of firearms to a state or local agency.


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  1. Alaska Stat. § 08.76.010.[]