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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 in Alaska 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).[]