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    Default Aquire gun/shooting license

    Hi,

    I'm curious about the gun/shooting laws of Alaska. Im from the Netherlands, and do not own a license here(to many laws and expenses), but what about Alaska? Can i just 'buy' some kind of license to legaly purchase guns and ammo, or do you need to take some kind of test? If im gonna go hiking i really like some firepower with me, just in case.

    So some advise to do so would be very appreciated!

    Survivalist.

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    Be very certain before you try to purchase here: in general, non-immigrant aliens are forbidden to possess any firearms or ammunition. But there is a big exception for a legal alien who:

    ...is in possession of a hunting license or permit lawfully issued in the United States

    (See Title 18, USC Chapter 44, Section 922, part (y)(2) for details.) http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-...Cite:+18USC922

    Also, non-citizen cannot purchase a firearm from a federally licensed firerams dealer unless they have been a resident of their state for 90 days. So, no, tourists on short visits cannot walk into guns stores to get "protection" during their trip.
    www.gunlaws.com/links/linksak.htm http://www.dps.alaska.gov/Statewide/...g/achpfaq.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebdog View Post
    Be very certain before you try to purchase here: in general, non-immigrant aliens are forbidden to possess any firearms or ammunition. But there is a big exception for a legal alien who:

    ...is in possession of a hunting license or permit lawfully issued in the United States

    (See Title 18, USC Chapter 44, Section 922, part (y)(2) for details.) http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-...Cite:+18USC922

    Also, non-citizen cannot purchase a firearm from a federally licensed firerams dealer unless they have been a resident of their state for 90 days. So, no, tourists on short visits cannot walk into guns stores to get "protection" during their trip.
    www.gunlaws.com/links/linksak.htm http://www.dps.alaska.gov/Statewide/...g/achpfaq.aspx
    This response is right on... 'big exception' is possessing a valid Alaska State Hunting License (for identification purposes). While you will not be able to 'purchase' a firearm --- it is lawful for a non-emigrant alien to use a long gun for wilderness protection. This means you can rent or borrow rifles/shotguns w/ ammunition, but not a handgun.

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    OK, I read what seem to be the relevant sections and don't see where it limits a non-immigrant alien to long guns. Where does it say handguns are a no-no?
    (y)(2) Exceptions.--Subsections (d)(5)(B), (g)(5)(B), and
    (s)(3)(B)(v)(II) do not apply to any alien who has been lawfully
    admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa, if that
    alien is--
    (A) admitted to the United States for lawful hunting or
    sporting purposes or is in possession of a hunting license or
    permit lawfully issued in the United States;

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