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Alaska does not require a background check on the purchaser of a firearm when the seller is not a licensed dealer.

Alaska prohibits any person from knowingly selling or transferring a concealable firearm to any person convicted of a felony or whose physical or mental condition is substantially impaired by liquor or controlled substances.1

The state also prohibits any person from knowingly selling a firearm to anyone under age 18.2

See the section entitled Retention of Sales / Background Check Records in Alaska for laws requiring pawnbrokers and second-hand dealers to maintain records of sales.

See the section entitled Firearms Trafficking for additional laws that limit private sales of firearms.

 See our Universal Background Checks policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue. 

  1. Alaska Stat. § 11.61.200(a)(2), (4).[]
  2. Alaska Stat. § 11.61.210(a)(6).[]