smash29 wrote:Interesting..First off, I realize this could very well be a dumb question but seeing as nobody here knows me i'm willing to riskthe embarrassment.
I'm heading to Alaska (Anchorage area)Monday andI'll likely be away from civilization for at least part of the time I'm there so I'd like to have some sort of protection. I'll behopping a flight to ANC after I finish work (I'm an airline pilot) andI won't have time to retrievea gun from my car and get up to the ticket counter to check it in time.
Now here's the dumb question, the one that i should be able to look up but am instead asking here. Would I be able to purchase a gun in Alaska? I would really prefer to have a firearm with me and any valid reason to purchase another works for me so I just thought I'd ask. Please be gentle in your replies, I'm very sensitive!
Well, in order to purchase a firearm from an FFL dealerhere, it's going to require an Alaska drivers license. How long will you be here and what do you mean that you will be away from civilization for a while?
Unless you bring it with you, I don'tsee how it's legally possible to acquire a handgun here unless you stay and become a resident. I believe it would be a violation of federal law even in a private sale situation.