Gun Laws in Utah

State Law Background

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:

State of Gun Violence Factsheet

In 2017, Utah had the 21st highest gun death rate among the states. Utah also supplied crime guns to other states at the 30th highest rate among the states. Utah exported crime guns at more than twice the rate at which it imported crime guns from other states.

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.

Reports

Cost of Gun Violence in Utah