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    Default Concealed Carry

    I am moving from Idaho to Alaska, I have a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon in Idaho and was wondering if Alaska honored any other states concealed carry permits?

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    Alaska doesn't require a permit for concealed carry, but this may only apply to legal residents.

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    Default Concealed Carry

    I have got to move to Alaska!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Default not correct

    certain cities can require a permit, currently anchorage does not i believe. they recomend a permit anyways. if a trooper stops you while hunting can give citation if they want. has happened to one guy a know while bow hunting. there is web site i found years ago about permits in other states and what states recognize other states. what it was about was as long the states laws are as strict or stricter than current state they will accept it. but they a list for each state. not sure of the address anymore. it is a confusing subject here in alaska and even in anchorage. maybe if you call the troopers they could tell about your states permit validity in our state.

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    I am not sure about a trooper giving a citation because of the carrier not having a permit, but I know they can give you a ticket if you do not immediately tell them you are carrying. I would check the states website concerning concealed carry.

    Also when APD pulls anyone over under your information in their system itspecicies if you have a ccw or not. We were recommended to tell the LEO that we hold a ccw permit and if we are carrying or not immediately.

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    I was under the impression that if pulled over that one must let the police/trooper know you are carrying. I suppose seeing a shoulder holstered piece or one peeking from under the seat during a traffic stop may put the officer on alert or edge. I believe schools and other government buildings are off limits. Do not take my word for it though -- look it up and/or talk with someone in the legal know would be most useful.

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    It amazes me how many people will carry concealed and not know the law regarding the issue. Just because you can carry concealed in Alaska without a license doesn't mean you should do it.

    If you don't know the law there's a good chance you'll get yourself in trouble.

    I'm pretty sure it's not a citation you receive for screwing up, it's either a summons (promise to appear) or the real deal!

    Here's a link... review the info before carrying concealed.

    Specifically the misconduct involving weapons statutes. Click on the link and scroll to page 19 and continue to the end! KNOW THE LAW BEFORE YOU CARRY

    http://72.14.253.104/search?q=cache:...&client=safari

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    With the above in mind read this also, http://www.dps.state.ak.us/PermitsLi...achp/index.asp

    The exceptions to the law are here, http://www.legis.state.ak.us/cgi-bin...c/%7Bt4477%7D?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TYBSP View Post
    With the above in mind read this also, http://www.dps.state.ak.us/PermitsLi...achp/index.asp

    The exceptions to the law are here, http://www.legis.state.ak.us/cgi-bin...c/%7Bt4477%7D?

    Let me clear the issue here as there were many misinformed comments. A permit is no longer required to carry a firearm concealed or openly in Alaska. Doesn't matter whether you are a resident or non-resident. There are however, places off-limits to carrying. Cities and villages can no longer pass more restrictive laws than state law and special permits to carry are no longer valid in any municipality per a preemption law passed in 2003. This is a very common misunderstanding.

    Per concealed weapon laws of Alaska, duty to inform officers you are carrying is indeed the law. The officer will have the authority to "secure" the weapon if they so choose while they are dealing with you.

    Your Idaho permit is valid here as are all other carry permits from other states, but it will invalidate once you move here, and you won't be needing it anyway. If you decide to get the Alaska permit, you will be able to carry in at least 30 of the 50 states. May be 31 now.

    Please verify all the information yourself, I have done considerable research but I am not a lawyer.
    http://www.handgunlaw.us

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    Local police are also confused about the law. I would not rely on any one interpretation of the statutes to keep you out of trouble.

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    that the guy I know got a citation or ticket whatever you want to call because he didn't notify the officer. can't remember exactly. i just know he paid fee and went and got a permit. He had a mountain or pack pistol under his fleece. He has always bow hunted. but carrie for bear protection.

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    Default I concur with Flintlock

    My research indicates an identical interpretation of concealed carry law in Alaska. I will also add the preemption law does not apply to places deemed illegal for carry by federal law or administrative code (ie National Parks, Post Office, Federal Buildings, etc.) So even though they are not mentioned in State statute (childcare centers, alaska courts, etc. are), they are still illegal.

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    Thanks guys, that helped a lot. I got a lot of much needed information. I think I will still contact the authorities just to verify.

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    Default Welcome to AK

    Bigswede358,

    I hope your move goes well and welcome to the state. My family just moved back to AK after a few years spent in Idaho. What town did you live in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigswede358 View Post
    Thanks guys, that helped a lot. I got a lot of much needed information. I think I will still contact the authorities just to verify.
    Flintlock's summary is gold. Places off limits to carry are DV shelters, schools, (hopefully that'll change) licensed day/child care facilities and courthouses.
    Now what ?

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    http://www.packing.org/

    A good reference for what it is worth.




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    Packing.org is a good resource for information, but it has not been updated since 2005. We have since acquired reciprocity with Pennsylvania, New Mexico, and possibly others.

    A more up-to-date web site would be:

    http://www.handgunlaw.us


    Quote Originally Posted by RainGull View Post
    http://www.packing.org/

    A good reference for what it is worth.




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