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Heading to Alaskan bush, cc laws when I reside in Illinois?

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by griz7674, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. griz7674

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    I live in Illinois so we obviously don't have any cc rules that I can take advantage of the reciprocity rules. I am going to spend a week in Alaska fishing in Gods country but this also means bear country. Any advice on how best to accomplish carrying a pistol while up there? I leave in 6 weeks so my timing is less than ideal. Thanks!
     
  2. B.Reid

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    No permit needed in Alaska. You can carry open or concealed just like a free man.
     


  3. griz7674

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    Even though I'm a non-resident?
     
  4. John Rambo

    John Rambo Raven

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    Breathe the fresh air of freedom, my friend. It can be confusing and unnerving at first, but it smells good. :wavey:
     
  5. griz7674

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    Unflipping believable! I don't think I could dislike Illinois anymore than I do right now!
     
  6. smokeross

    smokeross GTDS Member #49

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    Just wear it like Poncho and Lefty. Outside your pants for all the honest world to feel. Nobody will give you so much as a second look. Well, except for some of the tourorists that might not be used to seeing a gun out in the open. Just give them your best Clint Eastwood sneer. Perhaps work on making your face twitch a little before you get here.:freak:
     
  7. ICARRY2

    ICARRY2 NRA Life Member

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    http://handgunlaw.us/states/alaska.pdf
     
  8. Gunnut 45/454

    Gunnut 45/454

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    Yep true freedom is a great thing strap that pistol on your hip and be a free man!:supergrin:
     
  9. off road

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    Lived in Alaska in the 70's. Was just a kid, and we open carried everywhere including in town, and nobody batted an eye.
     
  10. B.Reid

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    Even non residents are considered free men in Alaska.
     
  11. Sheepdog Scout

    Sheepdog Scout Behind you!

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    Have fun in Alaska. It's very, very beautiful.

    Any chance of taking something like a shotgun up there griz? With Grizzly bears running around and you near/at a food source, I'd want more than a pistol. Maybe some bear spray?
     
  12. kensteele

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    Last time I was in AK (before the internet became popular), I had no idea AK gun laws were so liberal, the whole time my handguns were unloaded and rifles were in the trunk when I was driving as if I were in the lower 48. In the wood, I think people take for granted OC is OK. Oh well, next time I know.

    Also don't forget, AK is a must-inform state.

    I was naive and stupid (but lived to tell) and traveled thru DEEP bear country with an AR15 and a G17. If you are going to CCW, please have something that will work plus maybe a 12ga shotgun somewhere in the group.
     
  13. IndyGunFreak

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    Alaska has only had constitutional carry the last few years. Before, 1994 I believe.. they didn't have a conceal carry provision either.

    IGF
     
  14. I went to Vermont a few years ago and packed day and night. Even in bars.

    Blood on the street? Nah. 'Dodge City'? Nah.

    Everyone was polite and not a bit of trouble (nor did I give any.)

    Alaska is just like that.

    Yea, a breath of freedom!

    Deaf
     
  15. Soothsayr

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    Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan. We don' need no stinkeen shotguns!
     
  16. Edmo01

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    I was stationed there from '98-'02 and loved every minute! I miss it often.

    They still had CCW permits at that time, but none are required now.

    Edmo
     
  17. griz7674

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    I'm bringing my 9mm so I should have plenty of gun power to take down a Grizzly with one shot. :rofl:

    Actually, I am bringing my .45 I'm hoping the loud bang might be enough to distract the people I'm with so I can get a head start!

    Bob
     
  18. smokeross

    smokeross GTDS Member #49

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    You don't even need the 'loud bang'. Just shoot the nearest pilgrim in the knee with your .22 Pretty sure "Gimpy" will be the one overtaken while you sprint to safety.
     
  19. redbaron007

    redbaron007 Some Dude Lifetime Member

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


    :wavey:

    red
     
  20. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

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    I'm just replenishing my drool supply after seeing that gun at a shop last week.

    You had to mention it again...:supergrin: