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Alaska has weak gun laws and the highest rate of gun suicide in the country. Alaska has not taken major steps in the recent past to address issues like firearm possession by domestic abusers and comprehensive background checks.

174 In an average year, 174 people die by guns in Alaska.
3rd Alaska has the third highest rate of firearm suicide in the country.
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To become a safer state, Alaska can strengthen its background checks, enact an Extreme Risk law, and prohibit domestic abusers from purchasing or possessing a firearm.

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