Utah State Law Summary

Posted on August 9, 2015



Among other things, Utah acts as a “point of contact state,” meaning that it conducts its own background checks on individuals purchasing firearms from licensed dealers.

Utah law does not, however:

In 2013, Utah had the 19th highest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. In addition, based on data published by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, in 2009, Utah had the sixth highest ratio of crime gun exports to imports. Utah exports crime guns at a rate that is more than three times the rate at which it imports such guns.

Utah Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in Utah, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.