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Overview for Utah

With a score of 0 for the Brady Champaign (as of 2011) Utah has some of the least restrictive gun laws in the U.S. alongside Alaska, and Arizona.

It is illegal to fire a gun from a vehicle, boat ramp, developed beaches, golf courses, or designated camp or picnic sites. The same applies to within 600ft of any structure that feeds or houses domesticated animals without the written permission of the owner. It is illegal to fire a weapon within 600ft of a private home without the owner’s written permission.

Permit to PurchaseDetails
Open CarryDetails
Concealed CarryDetails
State Preemption of Local RestrictionsDetails
Firearm RegistrationDetails
Owner LicenseDetails

Law Long-guns Handguns
Permit to Purchase No No
Open Carry Yes Yes
Concealed Carry Yes Yes
State Preemption of Local Restrictions Yes Yes
Firearm Registration No No
Owner License No No

The Concealed Carry Permit

(often encompasses the open carry permit)

Official Concealed Carry page for Utah.

Utah Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Utah Magazine Capacity


Does Utah have a gun buy back program?

Yes, Utah has a gun buy back program.

A gun buyback program in Utah aims to decrease the amount of weapons in circulation to prevent mass shootings and make Utah a safer place to stay. Residents received a $100 gas gift card for submitting an assault rifle and $50 gas gift card for submitting every other type of firearm

Does Utah have an inheritance gun law?

Utah does not have an inheritance gun law.

Utah FAQ

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