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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.

 See our Maintaining Records of Gun Sales policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue. 

  1. Alaska Stat. § 08.76.010.[]