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 2016, Utah had the 24th highest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. According to data published by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, in 2016, Utah had the 21st lowest number of crime gun exports per capita, among the states, although the state still exports more crime guns than it imports. Utah exports crime guns at a rate that is more than twice 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.


Cost of Gun Violence in Utah