Utah long gun laws


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radiotom
February 14, 2013, 11:29 AM
Can I keep a loaded long gun with me in the car in Utah? Thanks.

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morcey2
February 14, 2013, 02:46 PM
No.

Not the law, but much easier to read than the law:

http://publicsafety.utah.gov/bci/FirearmLaws.html#Carrying


A person may not carry a loaded weapon in a vehicle unless they have a valid permit to carry or:

They are at least 18 years old and

Has lawful possession of the vehicle or consent of the person who has lawful possession of the vehicle and

The weapon is not a rifle, shotgun or muzzle-loading rifle


One of the relevant sections of code (76-10-301) doesn't seem to exist anymore, but it's referenced all over the place. But, regardless, it's illegal to carry a loaded long gun in a vehicle in Utah with very few exceptions.

Matt

ETA: My understanding is that a CFP doesn't exempt a loaded long gun because of wildlife statutes, not weapons statutes. I could be wrong, though. I'll look in Mitch Vilos' book when I get home. (excellent book on utah gun laws.)

HankR
February 14, 2013, 04:42 PM
I know it's not exactly what you're asking, but (at least a few years ago) "loaded" was defined by Utah as having one in the chamber or one that could be fired by pulling the trigger (so, basically one in a DA revolver chamber that would rotate around to fire when you pulled the trigger one time).

So (at least at that time) a semi-auto, lever gun, bolt, or pump with a full mag but an empty chamber was not loaded. Nor was a single action revolver carried as it was meant to be carried (load one, skip one, load four).

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