A new law went into effect on Monday that allows visitors to carry guns in national parks in the United States. But it wonâ€™t have much of an impact on Alaska because weâ€™ve been able to pack heat in most of our national parks all along.
Actually, there were a few parks, like Denali, that prohibited firearms. But most allowed them. They humorously note, “If you canâ€™t carry a gun into a national park in Alaska, where the heck can you carry a gun?”
They also note that discharge is still unlawful. No mention of whether a self-defense exception exists, but presumably you’d have that defense as a matter of common law.