Legal Information: Utah

State Gun Laws

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Updated: 
November 15, 2016

If the abuser has been convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor or felony, can s/he keep or buy a gun?

No.  Under federal law, if the abuser has been convicted of a felony or a domestic violence misdemeanor, s/he cannot have or buy a gun.*  If you're not sure if the abuser has been convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor, see What crimes are considered domestic violence misdemeanors?

In addition, Utah state law has many additional reasons** that a person cannot own a firearm, which you can read about in I am a victim of domestic violence and the abuser has a gun. Is that legal?


* 18 USC 922(g)(9)

** U.C.A. § 76-10-503