Having just returned to Washington Statelast summerfrom a 3 yeartour of dutyin Homer, Alaska, and a 1 year tourin Juneau before that,I can honestly say that the open or concealed carry of a firearm is NOT an issue to LE there, aside from isolated instances of officer ignorance.
In most cases, these officers are transferees from other states that either statutorily ban open carry or take a dim view on it, such as Wisconsin. Not surprisingly, they carry their training with them, and since most people in Alaska choose to conceal due to weather and clothingconsiderations, its not something that comes up often enough to be a "training point" for their departments.
Most incidents that I have heard aboutor experiencedon a LEOs attempting to enforce against open carry have been able to be handled at the department level by a simple call and or letterto the department chief. Letters of reprimand or "re-training" for the offending officer usually follow.
Its great to see my brothers in Alaska taking steps to remind people of their rights, and keeping the option "in the open" as it were.
Use it or lose it.