Utah State Law Summary

Posted on September 4, 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. According to data published by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, in 2009, Utah had the 19th lowest number of crime gun exports per capita, among the states, although it 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.