If you are a prohibited person as defined under State or Federal law, attempting to purchase a firearm is a felony.
We reserve the right to refuse to sell or transfer a firearm or do business with anyone we deem suspicious or suspect of committing a straw purchase.

It is the customer's responsibility to follow all Federal, State, and Local Laws
Firearms will only be transferred in accordance with all UtahFAST policies

For any additional questions pertaining to the background check process, and/or the firearm transfer process, please contact us or consult the firearm laws of the state where your desired FFL dealer is located. For your reference, please consult the following publications: ATF Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide and ATF State Laws and Published Ordinances - Firearms.

Laws: Purchasing/Selling Firearms | Purchasing/Selling NFA Firearms

All transfers are subject to an FFL transfer fee, background check, and background check fee (if applicable).
NOTE: NFA firearms require additional fees, forms, and extended wait times from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE/ATF) BEFORE the buyer can take possession of the firearm(s). The current estimated wait times for a Form 1 and Form 4 can be found on nfatracker.com.

Firearms Purchased On Our Website

Customers who have purchased a firearm on our website must set up an appointment to complete the transfer at our location. If the item is listed on our website as "Available In-Store" this means we have the firearm in stock at our location. If the firearm is listed as "Available Online" the firearm is not physically at our location and must be shipped to us from our distributor before completing or continuing the transfer process.

Handguns, rifles, and shotguns purchased from our website and the buyer completes the transfer in person at our location or if purchased from our website that is shipped to another FFL dealer are exempt from paying our transfer fee. This exemption does not apply to shipping costs or NFA firearms which require additional time and paperwork.

Firearm Transfers - In Person Private Party Transfers

A private party transfer also called "private sales" is when one individual (non-FFL Licensee) is selling a firearm to another individual (non-FFL Licensee). Although there is currently no law or requirement for a buyer to complete a background check before purchasing a privately owned firearm, we are happy to assist a seller to ensure they are selling their firearm(s) to an individual who is not prohibited under state or federal law from purchasing or possessing a firearm by completing a background check on the buyer before selling them the firearm.

All details of the transfer between the seller and buyer must be agreed upon before setting up an appointment. We WILL NOT assist in the actual sale or payment between the Seller and Buyer. This includes who (Seller/Buyer) is paying the required transfer fee and background check fee (if applicable).

All state and federal laws apply as if the buyer was purchasing the firearm from an FFL dealer.

  • BOTH the Seller and Buyer are at our physical location at the same time
  • BOTH the Seller and Buyer are residents of Utah or a member of the United States Armed Forces and have Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders showing they are currently stationed in Utah.
  • BOTH the Seller and Buyer have a VALID identification (see more information in the"Identification Required" section below)
  • The Buyer is AT LEAST 18 years old to purchase a rifle or shotgun
  • The Buyer is AT LEAST 21 years old to purchase a handgun

We WILL NOT transfer a handgun through a private party transfer to an individual who IS NOT at least 21 years old.
We WILL NOT transfer any firearm(s) through a private party transfer to an individual who IS NOT a Utah resident. If you are a private party who is selling/has sold a firearm to an individual outside the state of Utah and need to have the firearm(s) shipped to an FFL dealer please see the "Firearm Transfers - Shipping" section below.

We do not accept walk-in transfers
See more information below under "Appointment Required".

It is ILLEGAL, punishable as a Federal felony with up to 10 years in prison, for any individual who makes a profit from buying and selling firearms or ammunition without a Federal Firearms License (FFL). This law does not state how much profit an individual can make or how many firearms can be sold.
See more information and laws for "Private Sales: Selling A Firearm" here.

It is ILLEGAL, for any individual to sell an NFA firearm without the transfer begin completed by an FFL dealer AND approved by the ATF.
All NFA requirements apply. The Buyer WILL NOT go home with the NFA firearm.

Firearm Transfers - Receiving

Customers who have purchased a firearm(s) and/or NFA firearm(s) on another retailer/website and selected us to receive the firearm(s) from another Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealer require additional information. All firearms purchased from a non-FFL Licensee (private seller) must be transferred through an FFL dealer. We WILL NOT accept firearms from non-FFL Licensees. If your purchase was from an online retailer/website please send us an email to utahfastllc@gmail.com and include the following information.

  • Your full name
  • The name of the website/company where you purchased the firearm
  • The website/company phone number and email address to send our FFL/SOT
  • Your order number
  • The firearm type (handgun, rifle, shotgun, suppressor, etc.), manufacturer, model, and caliber
  • Any additional information about the firearm(s) or NFA firearm(s) you purchased.

After the firearm has shipped you should receive an email or other notification. Please email us the carrier and tracking number.

Firearm Transfers - Shipping

We have two (2) shipping categories:

  • FFL to FFL
  • Private Party to FFL
  1. FFL to FFL - Customers who have purchased a firearm(s) and/or NFA firearm(s) on our website and selected another Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealer to receive the firearm will require us to contact the selected dealer and obtain their FFL and SOT (if applicable). A customer selecting an FFL for shipment/transfer must certify that they are the actual buyer/transferee before purchase. This information will be provided to the participating firearm dealer. Independent firearm dealers may have additional firearm transfer policies; complying with these will be the responsibility of the customer and independent dealer.
  2.  Private Party to FFL - Customers who are selling a firearm and/or NFA firearm through a private party transfer to a non-FFL licensee require the collection of additional information which is obtained during the appointment. Shipping costs are NOT included in our transfer fees. The seller/buyer will have the option to choose the shipping carrier and method for the firearm(s) and/or NFA firearm(s)/item(s). The seller/buyer will be required to pay all shipping costs and insurance (if requested) BEFORE the firearm will be shipped.
    - We can provide shipping boxes for handguns, but private party sellers are required to provide an appropriate shipping box for all AR pistols, rifles, shotguns, etc. Per Federal law, the box CANNOT have anything on the exterior of the box identifying the contents. We DO NOT provide large boxes/containers. Leave the box unsealed or we will have to open the box.

It is ILLEGAL, punishable as a Federal felony with up to 10 years in prison, for any individual who makes a profit from buying and selling firearms or ammunition without a Federal Firearms License (FFL). This law does not state how much profit an individual can make or how many firearms can be sold. See more information and laws for "Private Sales: Selling A Firearm" here.

After the firearm has been shipped we will send the seller, the buyer, and the receiving FFL an email that includes the carrier and tracking number of the package(s). All firearm transfers to another FFL dealer are also subject to additional fees which may include a transfer fee (charged by the independent firearm dealer), applicable taxes (if required), background check, background check fee (if any), and waiting period (subject to state law, if any).

NOTE: All NFA firearms require the FFL dealer (us) to submit an ATF Form 3 which must be approved by the ATF and returned BEFORE the NFA firearm(s) can be transferred (shipped) to another FFL dealer.

Shipping Time Frame

Firearms are shipped as soon as possible but may take 3-5 business days.
We are not responsible for firearms that are lost (very rare) during shipping or firearms that cannot be delivered to the receiving FFL.

See Shipping & Insurance Rates Below In The FAQs.

Transfer Fees

  • All firearms that are shipped to us from another FFL dealer require a transfer fee to be paid before a transfer will be completed
  • All firearms that are shipped by us to another FFL dealer require a transfer fee to be paid before the firearm will be shipped

Handguns/Rifles/Shotguns:

  • $20.00 (First Firearm)
  • $15.00 (Each Additional Firearm)
    LE/Mil/Vet/EMS receive a $5.00 discount
    Licensed Armed Security Officers receive a $5.00 discount on handguns only

NFA Firearms:

- Step 1: Fingerprints, Passport Pictures & Paperwork

  • $65.00* (Per Item)
  • $45.00* (Each Additional Person)
    LE/Mil/Vet/EMS receive a $10.00 discount

- Step 2: Competition of transfer, ATF Form 4473

  • $20.00 (First NFA Item)
  • $15.00 (Each Additional NFA Item)

* The fee for NFA transfers INCLUDES the cost for completing fingerprints and/or passport pictures, the proper ATF Form(s) such as the Form 1 (Application to Make and Register a Firearm), Form 4 (Application for Tax Paid Transfer and Registration of Firearm), ATF Form 5320.23 (Responsible Person Questionnaire "Trusts or Corporations"), and submission of the forms to the ATF/CLEO with tracking.

Utah Background Check Fee

  • $7.50This fee is assessed by the Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI).

Utah residents with a valid Utah Concealed Firearm Permit are exempt from the background check fee ONLY if the permit is provided at the time of the transfer and verification has been completed.

Firearm Storage

We charge a storage fee for all firearms, NFA firearms/items kept while they are waiting for the transfer to begin, and after transfers have completed but firearms/items are not yet pick up. For NFA firearms, once the NFA process has started and paid for, this fee is no longer assessed until the approved paperwork is received from the ATF. Then transfer fees begin accumulating at the same rate. All fees must be paid prior to taking possession of the firearm(s)/item(s).

There are no storage fees for the first 7 days

Our storage fee is currently $1.00 per firearm/item, per day, beginning on the 8th day until the 30th day. On the 31st day, the fee is assessed at $5.00 per day until the 60th day. Firearms that are not picked up within 60 days without prior written approval will result in firearm/item forfeiture.

Identification Required

A VALID government-issued identification document, or a combination of government-issued documents, which reflect the BUYER/TRANSFEREES current residential address, must be presented prior to the initiation of any firearm-related paperwork and background check. The BUYER/TRANSFEREE must be at least 18 years of age or older to transfer rifles and shotguns. The BUYER/TRANSFEREE must be at least 21 years of age or older to transfer handguns, firearm receivers, frames, NFA firearms (silencers, machine guns, etc.), or pistol-grip-only firearms. Certain states have stricter laws regarding a firearm buyer’s age and we comply with such requirements.
See more information in the FAQ below.

Appointment Required:

An appointment is required to complete a firearm transfer or for us to ship a firearm for you.

Handgun/Rifle/Shotgun:

  • Purchased On Our Website/Private Party Transfer: Select the appropriate button below to schedule an appointment and complete the transfer.
  • Receiving: After we have received your firearm(s) we will contact you and let you know that your firearm is ready for pickup and you will be able to schedule an appointment to complete the transfer. Just because you receive a notice from the seller, shipper, or carrier that your firearm(s) has/have been delivered, you must allow AT LEAST 24 HOURS for it to be logged into our records BEFORE we contact you. DO NOT schedule an appointment until AFTER we have contacted you.
  • Shipping: If you contact us about shipping a firearm(s) and/or NFA Firearm(s) to another FFL we will ask that you schedule an appointment to drop off the firearm and we will obtain additional information including, but not limited to; your (seller's) full name, address, phone number, and copy of your driver's license; the buyer's full name, address, and phone number; and the receiving FFL's business name, address, and phone number.

NFA Firearms:

  • Step 1: After we have received your NFA firearm(s) we will contact you to schedule an appointment to continue the transfer process and complete the fingerprints, passport picture, and/or paperwork (Form 4). Just because you receive a notice from the seller, shipper, or carrier that your NFA firearm(s) has/have been delivered, you must allow AT LEAST 24 HOURS for it to be logged into our records BEFORE we contact you. DO NOT schedule an appointment until AFTER we have contacted you.
  • Step 2: After we have received the proper paperwork back from the ATF for your NFA firearm(s) we will contact you to schedule an appointment for you to complete the 4473 and the transfer.

IMPORTANT:

All firearms MUST be picked up by the BUYER/TRANSFEREE (ACTUAL PURCHASER). This is the individual who purchased (paid for) the firearm and whose name appears on the order/invoice that we receive with the firearm. If you are NOT the BUYER/TRANSFEREE (ACTUAL PURCHASER), we WILL NOT complete the transfer. The BUYER/TRANSFEREE must personally fill out the Firearms Transaction Record (AFT Form 4473). If a prospective transferee is unable to read, write, and/or complete the required firearm paperwork, such a prospective transferee can contact us to discuss potential accommodations that may be available depending on the circumstances.

Firearm Transfer
Handgun/Rifle/Shotgun
Purchased On Our Website / Received From Another FFL

Private Party Firearm Transfer
Handgun/Rifle/Shotgun
In-Person Transfers & Shipping To Another FFL

NFA Firearm Transfer - Step 1
Completion of the fingerprints and passport pictures
and the completion of all required ATF paperwork

NFA Firearm Transfer Step 2
To complete the NFA firearm process AFTER the
approved Form 4 has been received from the ATF.

FAQs

USPS Flat Rate Priority

Small Flat Rate Box: 5 3/8″ x 8 5/8″ x 1 5/8 = $8.45
Medium Flat Rate Box: 11″ x 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2 or 13 5/8″ x 11 7/8″ x 3 -3/8″ = $15.50
Large Flat Rate Box: 23 11/16″ x 11 3/4″ x 3″ or 12 1/4″ x 12 1/4″ x 6″ = $21.90

USPS Priority (Non-Flat Rate)

Long guns and bundled parcels too large to fit in Flat Rate boxes must be calculated by weight and package dimensions. All packages containing firearms must include Adult Signature Required for $6.90 (per package)
We also recommend shipping insurance.

USPS Priority Insurance Rates

$0.01 - $50.00 = $2.30
50.01 - 100.00 = $2.95
100.01 - 200.00 = $3.60
200.01 - 300.00 = $4.75
300.01 - 400.00 = $6.00
400.01 - 500.00 = $7.20
500.01 - 600.00 = $9.70
600.01 - 5,000.00 = $9.70 plus $1.45 per $100.00 or fraction thereof over $600 in declared value
(maximum liability is $5,000)

Example cost for $1000 insurance:
$1.45 x 4 = $5.80
$9.70 + $5.80 = $15.50

UPS

Handguns
UPS requires handguns to be shipped via UPS Next Day Air Services, specifically, UPS Next Day Air® Early, UPS Next Day Air®, and UPS Next Day Air Saver®.

Rifles, Shotguns & Other Long Guns
Long guns can be shipped UPS Ground or FedEx Ground if you don’t mind extremely long shipping times.

Packages shipped through UPS are calculated by weight, package dimensions, and value.
All packages containing firearms must include Adult Signature.

UPS: Adult Signature Required = $6.70 (per package)

UPS Insurance Rates

Insurance for in-transit goods is available through UPS’s licensed affiliate UPS Capital Insurance Agency, Inc.
UPS is liable for loss or damage, at no extra cost, for up to $100.00 for each domestic package where there is no declared value. If the value exceeds this amount, you can declare up to $50,000 per package by entering the declared value when you create a shipment on ups.com and paying an additional charge.

FedEx

Packages shipped through FedEx are calculated by weight, package dimensions, and value.
All packages containing firearms must include Adult Signature.

FedEx: Direct Signature Required = $5.55 (per package)

FedEx Insurance Rates

The shipping label must have a declaired value. FedEx does not provide specific "insurance".

It is generally expensive to ship firearms via UPS and FedEx
We recommend USPS Priority

For more information and laws for shipping firearms and ammunition click here.

It is ILLEGAL to purchase, possess, transfer, or own a firearm in Utah if you are a prohibited person as defined in 76-10-503 and 18 U.S.C. 922

There is a LOT of important information to know about the laws. Please visit our website Utah Carry Laws for detailed information about the laws for purchasing a firearm in Utah as well as all other Utah and Federal gun laws, shooting range, gun showsandmuch more.

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A prohibited person is a person who cannot purchase, possess, transfer, or own a firearm. See more under the state and federal laws below.

Utah Law

76-10-503. Restrictions on possession, purchase, transfer, and ownership of dangerous weapons by certain persons — Exceptions.
(1) For purposes of this section:
(a) A Category I restricted person is a person who:
(i) has been convicted of any violent felony as defined in Section 76-3-203.5;
(ii) is on probation or parole for any felony;
(iii) is on parole from a secure facility as defined in Section 62A-7-101;
(iv) within the last 10 years has been adjudicated delinquent for an offense which if committed by an adult would have been a violent felony as defined in Section 76-3-203.5;
(v) is an alien who is illegally or unlawfully in the United States; or
(vi) is on probation for a conviction of possessing:
(A) a substance classified in Section 58-37-4 as a Schedule I or II controlled substance;
(B) a controlled substance analog; or
(C) a substance listed in Section 58-37-4.2.
(b) A Category II restricted person is a person who:
(i) has been convicted of any felony;
(ii) within the last seven years has been adjudicated delinquent for an offense which if committed by an adult would have been a felony;
(iii) is an unlawful user of a controlled substance as defined in Section 58-37-2;
(iv) is in possession of a dangerous weapon and is knowingly and intentionally in unlawful possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance as defined in Section 58-37-2;
(v) has been found not guilty by reason of insanity for a felony offense;
(vi) has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial for a felony offense;
(vii) has been adjudicated as mentally defective as provided in the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, Pub. L. No. 103-159, 107 Stat. 1536 (1993), or has been committed to a mental institution;
(viii) has been dishonorably discharged from the armed forces;
(ix) has renounced the individual’s citizenship after having been a citizen of the United States;
(x) is a respondent or defendant subject to a protective order or child protective order that is issued after a hearing for which the respondent or defendant received actual notice and at which the respondent or defendant has an opportunity to participate, that restrains the respondent or defendant from harassing, stalking, threatening, or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner, as defined in 18 U.S.C. Sec. 921, or a child of the intimate partner, in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the intimate partner or child of the intimate partner, and that:
(A) includes a finding that the respondent or defendant represents a credible threat to the physical safety of an individual who meets the definition of an intimate partner in 18 U.S.C. Sec. 921 or the child of the individual; or
(B) explicitly prohibits the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force that would reasonably be expected to cause bodily harm against an intimate partner or the child of an intimate partner; or
(xi) has been convicted of the commission or attempted commission of assault under Section 76-5-102 or aggravated assault under Section 76-5-103 against a current or former spouse, parent, guardian, individual with whom the restricted person shares a child in common, individual who is cohabitating or has cohabitated with the restricted person as a spouse, parent, or guardian, or against an individual similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian of the restricted person.
(c) As used in this section, a conviction of a felony or adjudication of delinquency for an offense which would be a felony if committed by an adult does not include:
(i) a conviction or adjudication of delinquency for an offense pertaining to antitrust violations, unfair trade practices, restraint of trade, or other similar offenses relating to the regulation of business practices not involving theft or fraud; or
(ii) a conviction or adjudication of delinquency which, according to the law of the jurisdiction in which it occurred, has been expunged, set aside, reduced to a misdemeanor by court order, pardoned or regarding which the person’s civil rights have been restored unless the pardon, reduction, expungement, or restoration of civil rights expressly provides that the person may not ship, transport, possess, or receive firearms.

(2) A Category I restricted person who intentionally or knowingly agrees, consents, offers, or arranges to purchase, transfer, possess, use, or have under the person’s custody or control, or who intentionally or knowingly purchases, transfers, possesses, uses, or has under the person’s custody or control:
(a) any firearm is guilty of a second degree felony; or
(b) any dangerous weapon other than a firearm is guilty of a third degree felony.

(3) A Category II restricted person who intentionally or knowingly purchases, transfers, possesses, uses, or has under the person’s custody or control:(a)
any firearm is guilty of a third degree felony; or
(b) any dangerous weapon other than a firearm is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

(4) A person may be subject to the restrictions of both categories at the same time.

(8)(a) A person may not sell, transfer, or otherwise dispose of any firearm or dangerous weapon to any person, knowing that the recipient is a person described in Subsection (1)(a) or (b).
(b) A person who violates Subsection (8)(a) when the recipient is:(i)
a person described in Subsection (1)(a) and the transaction involves a firearm, is guilty of a second degree felony;
(ii) a person described in Subsection (1)(a) and the transaction involves any dangerous weapon other than a firearm, and the transferor has knowledge that the recipient intends to use the weapon for any unlawful purpose, is guilty of a third degree felony;
(iii) a person described in Subsection (1)(b) and the transaction involves a firearm, is guilty of a third degree felony; or
(iv) a person described in Subsection (1)(b) and the transaction involves any dangerous weapon other than a firearm, and the transferor has knowledge that the recipient intends to use the weapon for any unlawful purpose, is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

(9)(a) A person may not knowingly solicit, persuade, encourage or entice a dealer or other person to sell, transfer or otherwise dispose of a firearm or dangerous weapon under circumstances which the person knows would be a violation of the law.
(b) A person may not provide to a dealer or other person any information that the person knows to be materially false information with intent to deceive the dealer or other person about the legality of a sale, transfer or other disposition of a firearm or dangerous weapon.
(c) “Materially false information” means information that portrays an illegal transaction as legal or a legal transaction as illegal.
(d) A person who violates this Subsection (9) is guilty of:(i)
a third degree felony if the transaction involved a firearm; or
(ii) a class A misdemeanor if the transaction involved a dangerous weapon other than a firearm.

Punishments:
Second Degree Felony = One to 15 years in prison & up to $10,000 fine.
Third Degree = Zero to five years in prison & up to $5,000 fine.
Class A Misdemeanor = Up to one year in jail & up to $2,500 fine.

 

Federal Law

Title 18 – CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I – CRIMES
CHAPTER 44 – FIREARMS
Sec. 922 – Unlawful acts

(d) It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of any firearm or ammunition to any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such person—
(1) is under indictment for, or has been convicted in any court of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year;
(2) is a fugitive from justice;
(3) is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802));
(4) has been adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to any mental institution;
(5) who, being an alien—
(A) is illegally or unlawfully in the United States; or
(B) except as provided in subsection (y)(2), has been admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa (as that term is defined in section 101(a)(26) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(26)));
(6) who 2 has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions;
(7) who, having been a citizen of the United States, has renounced his citizenship;
(8) is subject to a court order that restrains such person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner of such person or child of such intimate partner or person, or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the partner or child, except that this paragraph shall only apply to a court order that—
(A) was issued after a hearing of which such person received actual notice, and at which such person had the opportunity to participate; and
(B)(i) includes a finding that such person represents a credible threat to the physical safety of such intimate partner or child; or
(ii) by its terms explicitly prohibits the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against such intimate partner or child that would reasonably be expected to cause bodily injury; or
(9) has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
This subsection shall not apply with respect to the sale or disposition of a firearm or ammunition to a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector who pursuant to subsection (b) of section 925 of this chapter is not precluded from dealing in firearms or ammunition, or to a person who has been granted relief from disabilities pursuant to subsection (c) of section 925 of this chapter.

(g) It shall be unlawful for any person—
(1) who has been convicted in any court of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year;
(2) who is a fugitive from justice;
(3) who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802));
(4) who has been adjudicated as a mental defective or who has been committed to a mental institution;
(5) who, being an alien—
(A) is illegally or unlawfully in the United States; or
(B) except as provided in subsection (y)(2), has been admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa (as that term is defined in section 101(a)(26) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(26)));
(6) who has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions;
(7) who, having been a citizen of the United States, has renounced his citizenship;
(8) who is subject to a court order that—
(A) was issued after a hearing of which such person received actual notice, and at which such person had an opportunity to participate;
(B) restrains such person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner of such person or child of such intimate partner or person, or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the partner or child; and
(C)(i) includes a finding that such person represents a credible threat to the physical safety of such intimate partner or child; or
(ii) by its terms explicitly prohibits the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against such intimate partner or child that would reasonably be expected to cause bodily injury; or
(9) who has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence,
to ship or transport in interstate or foreign commerce, or possess in or affecting commerce, any firearm or ammunition; or to receive any firearm or ammunition which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.

(n) It shall be unlawful for any person who is under indictment for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year to ship or transport in interstate or foreign commerce any firearm or ammunition or receive any firearm or ammunition which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.

(x)(1) It shall be unlawful for a person to sell, deliver, or otherwise transfer to a person who the transferor knows or has reasonable cause to believe is a juvenile—
(A) a handgun; or
(B) ammunition that is suitable for use only in a handgun.
(2) It shall be unlawful for any person who is a juvenile to knowingly possess—
(A) a handgun; or
(B) ammunition that is suitable for use only in a handgun.
(3) This subsection does not apply to—
(A) a temporary transfer of a handgun or ammunition to a juvenile or to the possession or use of a handgun or ammunition by a juvenile if the handgun and ammunition are possessed and used by the juvenile—
(i) in the course of employment, in the course of ranching or farming related to activities at the residence of the juvenile (or on property used for ranching or farming at which the juvenile, with the permission of the property owner or lessee, is performing activities related to the operation of the farm or ranch), target practice, hunting, or a course of instruction in the safe and lawful use of a handgun;
(ii) with the prior written consent of the juvenile’s parent or guardian who is not prohibited by Federal, State, or local law from possessing a firearm, except—
(I) during transportation by the juvenile of an unloaded handgun in a locked container directly from the place of transfer to a place at which an activity described in clause (i) is to take place and transportation by the juvenile of that handgun, unloaded and in a locked container, directly from the place at which such an activity took place to the transferor; or
(II) with respect to ranching or farming activities as described in clause (i), a juvenile may possess and use a handgun or ammunition with the prior written approval of the juvenile’s parent or legal guardian and at the direction of an adult who is not prohibited by Federal, State or local law from possessing a firearm;
(iii) the juvenile has the prior written consent in the juvenile’s possession at all times when a handgun is in the possession of the juvenile; and
(iv) in accordance with State and local law;
(B) a juvenile who is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States or the National Guard who possesses or is armed with a handgun in the line of duty;
(C) a transfer by inheritance of title (but not possession) of a handgun or ammunition to a juvenile; or
(D) the possession of a handgun or ammunition by a juvenile taken in defense of the juvenile or other persons against an intruder into the residence of the juvenile or a residence in which the juvenile is an invited guest.
(4) A handgun or ammunition, the possession of which is transferred to a juvenile in circumstances in which the transferor is not in violation of this subsection shall not be subject to permanent confiscation by the Government if its possession by the juvenile subsequently becomes unlawful because of the conduct of the juvenile, but shall be returned to the lawful owner when such handgun or ammunition is no longer required by the Government for the purposes of investigation or prosecution.
(5) For purposes of this subsection, the term “juvenile” means a person who is less than 18 years of age.
(6)(A) In a prosecution of a violation of this subsection, the court shall require the presence of a juvenile defendant’s parent or legal guardian at all proceedings.
(B) The court may use the contempt power to enforce subparagraph (A).
(C) The court may excuse attendance of a parent or legal guardian of a juvenile defendant at a proceeding in a prosecution of a violation of this subsection for good cause shown.

Punishments:
Title 18 – CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I – CRIMES
CHAPTER 44 – FIREARMS
Sec. §924. Penalties

(a)
(2) Whoever knowingly violates subsection (a)(6), (d), (g), (h), (i), (j), or (o) of section 922 shall be fined as provided in this title, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.

(6)(B) A person other than a juvenile who knowingly violates section 922(x)—
(i) shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 1 year, or both; and
(ii) if the person sold, delivered, or otherwise transferred a handgun or ammunition to a juvenile knowing or having reasonable cause to know that the juvenile intended to carry or otherwise possess or discharge or otherwise use the handgun or ammunition in the commission of a crime of violence, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.

(c)(1)(B) If the firearm possessed by a person convicted of a violation of this subsection—
(i) is a short-barreled rifle, short-barreled shotgun, or semiautomatic assault weapon, the person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 10 years; or
(ii) is a machinegun or a destructive device, or is equipped with a firearm silencer or firearm muffler, the person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 30 years.
(C) In the case of a second or subsequent conviction under this subsection, the person shall—
(i) be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 25 years; and
(ii) if the firearm involved is a machinegun or a destructive device, or is equipped with a firearm silencer or firearm muffler, be sentenced to imprisonment for life. Fines are up to $250,000.

Federal Firearms License (FFL) is a license in the United States that enables a company to engage in a business pertaining to the manufacture or importation of firearms and ammunition, or the interstate and intrastate sale of firearms. Holding an FFL to engage in certain such activities has been a legal requirement within the United States since the enactment of the Gun Control Act of 1968. The FFL is issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) and commonly known as the “ATF”.

The 1968 Gun Control Act states “engaged in the business” is applied to a dealer in firearms; a person who devotes time, attention, and labor to dealing in firearms as a regular course of trade or business with the principal objective of livelihood and profit through the repetitive purchase and resale of firearms.

Unless you are specifically buying and selling guns to make money to spend on living expenses, rather than get a job, you are not conducting business.

A person who makes occasional purchases firearms for the enhancement of a personal collection or hobby, who sells all or part of his personal collection of firearms such as liquidating a firearm collection (for instance, after the death of a relative), sells a large number of firearms to pay for a sudden financial need, or simply selling a firearm you didn’t like in order to buy another is not “engaging in the business.”

If you are buying and selling firearms as a hobby, purchasing firearms to “upgrade” with accessories, or building firearms from “kits” or individual parts with the intent to sell them, you must obtain a Federal Firearms License (FFL). The ATF can arrest and charge you under Federal law, taking away your right to ever own a firearm again.

See more under 18 U.S.C. 922(a)(1).

A valid government-issued photo identification at the time of background check initiation that displays the buyers;

  • Full legal name
  • Date of birth
  • Current residential address

Example: Driver’s License or State Issued Identification Card

- Utah temporary (paper) driver's licenses ARE accepted.
- A handwritten sticker showing an address change on the back WILL NOT be accepted.
- Identification that is expired WILL NOT be accepted.

As explained by the ATF:

  • The identification document presented by the transferee must have a photograph of the transferee, as well as the transferee’s name, residence address, and date of birth. The identification document must also be valid (e.g., unexpired) and have been issued by a governmental entity for the purpose of identification of individuals. An example of an acceptable identification document is a current driver’s license.
    A combination of government issued documents may be used to meet the requirements of an identification document. For example, a passport which contains the name, date of birth, and photograph of the holder may be combined with a voter or vehicle registration card containing the residence address of the transferee in order to comply with the identification document requirements. A passport issued by a foreign government is also acceptable so long as it has all of the required information.* See Important Information Below For Utah Requirements.
    Whether a hunting license or permit issued by a retailer meets the definition of an identification document is State law specific. This license or permit meets the definition of an identification document if the State in which the retailer is located has authorized the retailer to supply State issued documents. If the State recognizes the hunting license or permit as government issued, then this license or permit would qualify as being government issued for the purposes of supplementing another government issued identification document.
    A description of the location of the residence on an identification document, such as a rural route, is sufficient to constitute a residence address provided the purchaser resides in a State or locality where it is considered to be a legal residence address.
    [18 U.S.C. 922(t)27 CFR 478.11 and 478.124]
    https://www.atf.gov/firearms/qa/what-form-identification-must-licensee-obtain-transferee-firearm

Utah Requirements

As provided by a Brady Supervisor at the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI)

“Utah requires a driver’s license or ID card from a state that can be verified by our system in Rule 722-380.”
R722-380-3. Verification of Identification.
(1) For purposes of a criminal history background check as established in Section 76-10-526, the only form of photo identification the bureau shall accept is a driver license or identification card that may be accessed through the issuing state’s database and verified as a valid form of identification.

“If the address is not correct on the driver’s license or ID card, Utah does allow any government issued document to be used as long as it has the current address. This could come from a municipality, state, or federal document. So there are many documents or letters that could be used for this alternative to the address not being correct. The FFL would have to see one of these documents to add to his FFL paperwork in support of a new address.”
“A city bill would work, but something like Rocky Mountain power would not work because it’s not a government agency. If you use taxes or registration, they have to be the current year.”
– Our Addition: A current hunting or fishing license with the individual’s current address will also be accepted because it is issued by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) since it is a government agency.

If you maintain property (a home) in another state see the FAQ “What constitutes residency in a state?” for more information about the ability to purchase firearms in multiple states.

As explained by the ATF:

  • For Gun Control Act (GCA) purposes, a person is a resident of a state in which he or she is present with the intention of making a home in that state. The state of residence for a corporation or other business entity is the state where it maintains a place of business.
    A member of the Armed Forces on active duty is a resident of the state in which his or her permanent duty station is located. If a member of the Armed Forces maintains a home in one state and the member’s permanent duty station is in a nearby state to which they commute each day, then the member has two states of residence and may purchase a firearm in either the state where the duty station is located or the state where the home is maintained.
    [18 U.S.C. 921(b)922(a)(3), and 922(b)(3)27 CFR 478.11]
    https://www.atf.gov/firearms/qa/what-constitutes-residency-state
  • May a person who resides in one state and owns property in another state purchase a firearm in either state?
    If a person maintains a home in two states and resides in both states for certain periods of the year, they may, during the period of time they actually reside in a particular state, purchase a firearm in that state. However, simply owning property in another state does not alone qualify the person to purchase a firearm in that state.
    [27 CFR 478.11]
    https://www.atf.gov/questions-and-answers/qa/may-person-who-resides-one-state-and-owns-property-another-state-purchase

Utah Requirement

As provided by a Brady Supervisor at the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI)

“Utah does allow for this situation if the person is currently residing in Utah and produces a government document (as described in the FAQ [What Is An Acceptable Valid Form Of ID To Purchase A Firearm]) that shows their current address. Then the out of state drivers license just has to show as valid still and not be revoked or expired.”

– Our Addition: This means that if you own a home in two (or more) states, while you are living in your home in Utah it is LEGAL to purchase a firearm, including a handgun, using your valid nonresident driver’s license or ID card. Since the address on the Driver’s License or ID card would not be a Utah address you would be required to use any government-issued document as long as it has the current Utah address to show Utah residency as described in the FAQ “What Is An Acceptable Valid Form Of ID To Purchase A Firearm?”. You would enter your Utah residence address in response to question 10 on the ATF Form 4473.

If you have updated your address with the government entity (e.g. DMV) that issued it, your driver’s license may still be used for identification and date of birth verification purposes only. Another valid government-issued document that contains your name and current residential address can be used to supplement your driver’s license as proof of current residence (e.g. Vehicle Registration, Voter Identification Card, Concealed Firearm Permit, etc.).

Handguns may only be transferred to residents of the state where the transaction is taking place. Under certain circumstances, long-guns may be transferred to residents of different states. If you are uncertain, please consult the firearm laws of the state where your desired pick-up store is located as well as your home state, county, and city. For your reference, please consult the following publications: ATF Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide and ATF State Laws and Published Ordinances - Firearms.

Yes. Depending on the FFL location selected for firearm pick-up and final transfer (e.g. CA, CO, NV, OR, TN, UT, VA, etc.), additional state background check fees may apply.

Utah Background Check Fee

  • A $7.50 fee is assessed to complete a background check by the Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI).
  • Utah residents with a valid Utah Concealed Firearm Permit are exempt from the background check fee ONLY if the valid permit is provided and verification has been completed.

Contact us or consult with your local authorities and/or private counsel.

It is ILLEGAL and a Federal Felony to lie when providing any information on the ATF 4473.

No!

If your background check is denied, the purchase price of the firearm will be refunded to the original buyer (a restocking fee may apply). Another person picking up a firearm on behalf of a prohibited individual is committing a “straw purchase”. This is a very serious federal crime punishable by a fine of up to $250,000.00 and 10 years in prison.

There Is No Firearm Registration In Utah!

It is also not possible to change or remove your name if you are the original purchaser of a firearm from an FFL (gun store, etc.).

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