Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Utah long gun laws

Discussion in 'Legal' started by radiotom, Feb 14, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. radiotom

    radiotom Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2012
    Messages:
    332
    Can I keep a loaded long gun with me in the car in Utah? Thanks.
     
  2. morcey2

    morcey2 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Messages:
    2,048
    Location:
    Central Utah
    No.

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

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

    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.)
     
  3. HankR

    HankR Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2011
    Messages:
    524
    Location:
    upper midwest
    Is it even loaded?

    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).
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page