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AK state law as regards gun rights.

Discussion in 'Legal' started by jim in Anchorage, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. jim in Anchorage

    jim in Anchorage Well-Known Member

    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.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2009
  2. Quiet

    Quiet Well-Known Member

    Two other states that have a state firearm preemption law.
    California and Nevada.
  3. Rio Laxas

    Rio Laxas Well-Known Member

    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:

    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.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2009
  4. General Geoff

    General Geoff Well-Known Member

    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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