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I'm a little confused about this. I was reading the Deseret news article today about that truck stop shooting. In the article, it stated "police are unsure if the gun is registered" or something to that effect. When I bought a gun from a dealer, they wrote down my information and the gun's info (serial #, etc), but I was under the impression that was for their records, and didn't go into any sort of registration database. I imagine the police could somehow figure out that I bought the gun if they had it in their possession as a murder weapon or something though? So what constitutes a registered gun in Utah, or is there really no such thing, and the newspaper is just inaccurate as usual?
 

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I got this off of the Utah Shooting Sports Council website:

Summary of Utah State Firearms Laws
(As of November, 1998) [Courtesy NRA-ILA]

QUICK REFERENCE CHART
Rifles and Shotguns Handguns
Permit to Purchase No No
Registration of Firearms No No
Licensing of Owners No No
Permit to Carry No Yes*
*A permit is required to carry a concealed weapon.

As far as I know there has been no change since this time concerning gun registration in Utah.

I can say that per the BATFE & several dealers I have spoken with, that dealers are required to keep upon their property the records of all sales and they are supposed to destroy the background check form.

So in answer to your query on the newspaper writers article; yes, they did get it wrong again and definitely showed their continued ignorance, or lack of desire to get to the truth in order to write an honest and unbiased article--as usual.
 

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It's pathetic. I'll bet the police got it wrong just because they were confused by the question. I'd have looked at that reporter and said, "What do you mean by 'registered'?" with a single eyebrow raised. :?
 

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No registering in Utah. I believe if you wanted to you could register the gun in your name, but no requirement to do so.
 

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Jeff Johnson said:
xmirage2kx said:
No registering in Utah. I believe if you wanted to you could register the gun in your name, but no requirement to do so.
I wouldn't even know how to do that. Register with whom? In what registry? And WHY?
You should be able to submit a form to your local PD and they can file it with the ATF.
The only reason I could think of doing it would be some collector gun you need insurance on and the insurance company requires it registered. Now what form and where to get it I have no idea, but in theory this is how you would do it.
 
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