Legal Information: Utah

State Gun Laws

April 11, 2018

I have a temporary protective order against the abuser. Can s/he have a gun?

The judge can prohibit the abuser from purchasing, using, or possessing a firearm (or other dangerous weapon) as part of an ex parte protective order if the judge believes that the abuser's use or possession of a weapon may pose a serious threat of harm to you.1 Be sure to explain to the judge in your petition and during the ex parte hearing how the abuser's possession of a weapon can cause you harm - and to specifically request that the judge prohibit the abuser from having firearms as part of your ex parte order.

1 UT Code § 78B-7-106(2)(d)