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At a Glance


Alaska has weak gun laws and the highest rate of gun deaths 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.

173 In an average year, 173 people die by guns in Alaska. More at EveryStat.
#41 in the country for Gun Law Strength. See why.

To become a safer state, Alaska can strengthen its background checks, enact an Extreme Risk law and secure storage law, and prohibit domestic abusers from purchasing or possessing a firearm.

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Lawmakers Fail to Act on Gun Safety as Alaska Legislature Adjourns

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