Disarming Prohibited Persons in Utah

Posted on January 1, 2012

Utah requires a law enforcement officer who responds to an allegation of domestic violence to confiscate the weapon or weapons involved in an incident of domestic violence.1 See the Utah Domestic Violence & Firearms section for further information.

Utah does not have any other laws mandating the surrender or removal of firearms from persons who have become ineligible to possess them.

In 2012, Utah created an affirmative defense to the charge of transfer of a firearm by a prohibited person that the person transferred the firearm within 10 days of becoming a prohibited person.2

  1. Utah Code Ann. § 77-36-2.1(1)(b). []
  2. Utah Code Ann. § 76-10-503(7). []