Canadian officials ask Alaska residents to leave guns home

    KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Canadian officials are asking Alaska residents to leave their guns stateside before traveling.

    KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Canadian officials are asking Alaska residents to leave their guns stateside before traveling.

    The Ketchikan Daily News reports that the Canadian Border Service Agency seized about 300 undeclared firearms from travelers in 2015, with more than half coming from travelers crossing into Canada from Alaska.

    According to an announcement last week from the agency most of those travelers faced criminal charges or fines that could have been avoided.

    Canada's gun laws are stricter that those of the United States in general and much stricter than Alaska's laws with most handguns outright prohibited in the country.

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