Alaska Department of Public Safety Frequently Asked Questions Firearms

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Am I prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition in Alaska - due to my being currently charged with an offense in any court for which the maximum potential jail sentence is more than one year?

Yes.

Am I prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition in Alaska due to my having plead guilty or no contest, or had a jury or judge return a verdict of guilty, in any court – juvenile or adult – to any offense for which the maximum potential jail sentence was more than one year?
Am I prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition in Alaska - due to my being subject to a domestic violence protective order, or any other court order, that prohibits the possession of a firearm and ammunition?
Am I prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition in Alaska due to my being - subject to a domestic violence protective order?
Am I prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition in an Alaska residence at which a person will be present who has plead guilty or no contest, or had a jury or judge return a verdict of guilty, in any court – juvenile or adult – to any offense for which the maximum potential jail sentence was more than one year?
Am I prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition in Alaska due to my being currently charged with any offense, felony or misdemeanor, in any jurisdiction (federal, state, county, local, or foreign) outside of the State of Alaska?
Am I prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition in Alaska due to my using any marijuana?
Am I prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition in Alaska due to my using any controlled substance - including but not limited to depressants, stimulants, or narcotics – other than that prescribed for you to use by a medical doctor?
Am I prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition in Alaska due to a judge or jury finding me mentally incompetent or to suffer from a mental defect or disease?
Am I prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition in Alaska due to a judge or jury committing me to a mental health institution or facility?
Am I prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition in Alaska due to my illegally or unlawfully being in the United States?
Am I prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition in Alaska due to my not being a citizen of the United States and not admitted for permanent residence?
Am I prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition in Alaska due to my having been dishonorably discharged from the armed forces?
Am I prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition in Alaska due to my renouncing my United States citizenship?
Am I prohibited from possessing on my person firearms and ammunition in Alaska any time I am under the influence of alcohol?
Am I prohibited from possessing on my person firearms and ammunition in Alaska any time I am under the influence of any controlled substance - including but not limited to marijuana, depressants, stimulants, or narcotics – other than that prescribed for you to use by a medical doctor?
Am I prohibited from possessing on my person firearms and ammunition in Alaska any time I am under the influence of any drug that is impairing my mental or physical functioning?
Do I need a permit to carry a firearm concealed in Alaska?
Do I need to do anything special when I am carrying concealed in Alaska and I come into contact with a law enforcement officer?
What is the law regarding possessing firearms and ammunition in Canada?
Does Alaska recognize pardons issued by other states for offenses which occur in the other states when the individual is a resident of Alaska?
Is a person's right to possess firearms and ammunition in Alaska restored by the Governor of the State of Alaska issuing a pardon for the offense which triggered the prohibition?
Does a Presidential pardon for a federal offense which triggered a prohibition restore a person's right to possess firearms and ammunition in Alaska?
Does Alaska recognize a restoration of firearm rights given by another state?
How are firearm rights restored in Alaska for felony offenses?
Does Alaska recognize United States Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives relief from disabilities, issued pursuant to 18 USC 925(c), as lifting any federal prohibition against possessing firearms and ammunition in Alaska?
Does a felony offense for which a person received a suspended imposition of sentence ("SIS") prohibit the person from possessing firearms and ammunition in Alaska?
Do juvenile adjudications for felony offenses trigger the prohibition against possessing firearms and ammunition in Alaska?
Is there any difference regarding the ability to lawfully possess firearms and ammunition if a conviction resulted from a plea of guilty, plea of no contest, plea of "nolo contendere," finding of guilty by a judge, or finding of guilty by a jury?
Does an Alaska domestic violence assault misdemeanor conviction trigger a prohibition for me to possess firearms and ammunition in Alaska?
How are firearm rights restored in Alaska for misdemeanor offenses?
Can I possess and/or shoot black powder guns in Alaska if I am prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition?
Can I possess and/or shoot archery bows and arrows in Alaska if I am prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition?

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