AK state law as regards gun rights.


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jim in Anchorage
July 11, 2009, 01:27 AM
I have noticed in some of these threads remarks like"not in so and so county/city can you do that" Alaska has a law called"Municipal Preemption" Which essentially means no local government can pass a firearms law more restrictive then state law.Therefore a city like Anchorage can't say"no CC in airports"-state law allows it,so the city's law is invalid.

Just thought I would throw this out there so some of you living in states with a mish-mash of laws would realize it don't have to be that way. The state can stop it.

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Quiet
July 11, 2009, 01:40 AM
Two other states that have a state firearm preemption law.
California and Nevada.

almostfree
July 11, 2009, 01:55 AM
Texas does as well. I think a lot of states do.

By the way, the Alaska State Troopers website does not acknowledge preemption. From their concealed carry FAQ:

Q: Can I carry my handgun in the glove box of my vehicle?
A: Local ordinances vary from city to city in Alaska. Contact your city, borough, or municipal police department and ask them about their ordinances concerning firearms and concealed weapons.

I heard a guy on another forum (Alaska outdoors) talk about being ticketed $150 for open carry in Palmer in 2007 under old ordinances. His attorney tried to argue state preemption in court, but ended up taking a plea when it was obvious that it was going to cost him more to fight it.

General Geoff
July 11, 2009, 04:33 PM
So there's no existing Alaskan case law that gives teeth to state preemption? That kinda sucks.


We do have state preemption here in Pennsylvania.

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