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    State Ferries?

    Sign on state ferry in Ketchikan:

    Walk-on passengers must transport unloaded firearms in a case.

    Is this enforceable?

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    I know in Washington the signs say no illegal firearms. Washington has a preemption statute, does Alaska? Wait, just keep it loaded duh. Only unloaded guns need to be in cases lol.
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    I'm interested to see the answer. I wasn't sure how it worked myself on the ferry given that it goes through Canadian waters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armaborealis View Post
    I'm interested to see the answer. I wasn't sure how it worked myself on the ferry given that it goes through Canadian waters.
    No passport needed right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom1Man View Post
    No passport needed right?
    No... There's no port calls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armaborealis View Post
    No... There's no port calls.
    Then the Canada issue should be a non-issue.
    Provision for free medical attendance and nursing, for clothing, for food, for housing, for the education of children, and a hundred other matters, might with equal propriety be proposed as tending to relieve the employee of mental strain and worry. --- These matters obviously lie outside the orbit of congressional power. (Railroad Retirement Board v Alton Railroad)

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    State Ferries?

    Did anyone find an answer to whether or not you can carry firearms on an AK State Ferry? Openly or concealed? My family and I are hopefully moving to KTN from SW Washington by the middle of June and we will be riding the ferry up. I have a WA CPL so concealing would not be a problem if needed. Just wondering what the legality of carrying on the ferry is. Can't wait to get to Alaska!

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    According to Alaska DOT/Marine Highway System:


    http://www.dot.state.ak.us/amhs/policies.shtml

    ID requirements

    After June 1, 2009 all U.S. citizens travelling through Canada will be required to show their passport. Driver's licenses or birth certificates alone may no longer be accepted as proof of citizenship. Traveling onboard an AMHS vessel between Bellingham, Washington and Ketchikan, Alaska these rules and restrictions do not apply, although the vessel travels through Canadian waters.


    Transporting Firearms

    Walk-on passengers traveling with legal firearms or weapons on AMHS vessels are required to check these items with an AMHS employee. All firearms must be unloaded and ammunition stowed separately from the firearms. Unloaded firearms may be securely locked in passengers' vehicles. Please note that new laws regulating the import, export, and possession of firearms have been implemented in Canada and the U.S. Please check with Canadian or U.S. customs offices prior to transporting a firearm into these countries. You can get more information on the Internet at Canada Border Services Agency, the Canadian Firearms Centre, and for U.S. regulations at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms site.


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    What does Alaska state law say about it?

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    Oops wrong Ferries! Where's Big Gay Al when you need him? Carry on, Openly & proud!

    On topic hope the transport issues are worked out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom1Man View Post
    Then the Canada issue should be a non-issue.
    Not exactly. If the ferry suffers problems and has to dock in Canada that could become an issue, or if the ferry suffers problems requiring an emergency rescue by Canadian authorities your have to optio of ditching your gun in the drink or being jacked up if caught with it when ported in Canada..... Or if the Canadian authorities decide to board the ferry and search passengers that can also become an issue quickly.......

    Also there's nothing in Alaska law restricting this that I can see...
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    Not exactly. If the ferry suffers problems and has to dock in Canada that could become an issue...
    An issue for who .. Canada ... it just got invaded ! lol

    And they are unarmed ! One guy conquers Canada would be the byline

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    An issue for who .. Canada ... it just got invaded ! lol

    And they are unarmed ! One guy conquers Canada would be the byline
    BRING BACK ALL THE PIGS IN A BLANKET TREATS!!! You can't find them in the stores in America ANYWHERE!!!

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