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Alaska has very few of the top 50 gun policies in place. It suffers one of the highest rates of gun deaths in the nation. The state also has one of the highest rates of gun suicide—with an outsized portion of child and teen gun deaths occurring by suicide—and yet the state has none of the key laws in place to prevent these tragedies. Indeed, Alaska ranks among states with the highest levels of household firearm ownership; access to a gun triples the risk of death by suicide.

171 In an average year, 171 people die by guns in Alaska. More at EveryStat.
#41 in the country for Gun Law Strength. (Same as last year). See why.

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