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Headlines from Alaska
  • Anchorage 8-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed handling shotgun (6/23/2006)
  • Anchorage 14-year-old boy shot and killed by friend, 19 (3/1/2006)
  • Fairbanks Alaska 19-year-old boy plays with gun, shoots self (1/6/2006)
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    Alaska Gun Laws
  • Quick summary from MSNBC, based on data from the NRA, HCI, and the ATF. Disclaimer.
  • More detailed information from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
  • State Firearm Deaths

    In 2003, there were 26 firearm deaths of children and teens in Alaska, including 13 suicides and 2 accidents.
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    Alaska Resources

  • National SAFE KIDS Campaign
    Find the SAFE KIDS Coalitions in your state.
  • Statewide Resources
    Alaska Department of Public Safety
       907-465-4322
    Alaska Injury Prevention Center
       asc1@alaska.net, 907-929-3939
    Alaska PTA
       akpta@alaska.net, 907-279-9345, 907-278-0085
    Justice Center at University of Alaska
       Contact: Melissa S. Green , ayjust@uaa.alaska.edu
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    Gun Lock Programs
    To find a gun lock program near you:

  • Contact the State Resources (above) about gun lock programs in Alaska.
  • See if Alaska or your city is participating in Project ChildSafe and where you can get your free Firearm Safety Kit.
  • View our listing of Gun Lock Programs In the News
  • Contact your local police department.


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