Posted on September 3, 2015
- Any person who purchases a firearm with the intent to resell or otherwise provide the firearm to a person ineligible to purchase it from a licensed dealer;1
- A firearms dealer who fails to conduct the required background check on a purchaser;2 and
- Any person who willfully and intentionally makes a false statement of the information required for a criminal background check.3
In 2012, Utah enacted a law penalizing any person who:
- Knowingly solicits, persuades, encourages or entices a dealer or other person to sell, transfer or otherwise dispose of a firearm under circumstances which the person knows would be a violation of the law; or
- Provides to a dealer or other person any information that the person knows to be “materially false information” with intent to deceive the dealer or other person about the legality of a sale, transfer or other disposition of a firearm. “Materially false information” means information that portrays an illegal transaction as legal or a legal transaction as illegal.4
See our Firearms Trafficking policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.