Hawaii FiveO wrote:Well it's been awhile since I've been on here, missed it. To answer some of your questions: there's no waiting periord here, you do have to be a resident to purchase a handgun, they take your info and contact the BCI (bureau of criminal investigation) they call and check your info, total time is maybe 5-15min (depending on how busy Cabela's is) when I went & got my XD there were alot of customers so 10-15min for me. They do use you CFP only to waive the background stuff but they still have to call BCI to check if it's valid etc. I don't know how that all works when you owna home here if that considers you a resident or not... 10days doesn't seem too long. This is from the BCI home page:I'm not a resident of Utah. However, I do own a home there. (Highland) I also hold a Utah CFP.
If I want to buy a gun what are my restrictions? I shop at Cabela's Lehi and that's where I'll be buying. Living in CA there is a 10 day waiting period. I understand there is no waiting period in Utah. But is it necessary to be a resident to be able to purchase? Would my CFP be taken into consideration? Does the gun have to be registered? Would I have to register it once I return to CA?
Purchasing a Gun in Utah
It is unlawful for a gun dealer to sell or transfer any firearm until an instant criminal history background check is conducted and approved by BCI.
A valid Utah concealed firearm permit may be used to waive the BCI background check and the corresponding fees. However, the dealer is still required to call BCI to confirm the validity of the concealed firearm permit.
A person who wishes to purchase a handgun must show proof of Utah residency.
A person who wishes to purchase a rifle or shotgun is not required to show Utah residency; however, the purchaser will be required to comply with the laws of the state in which he/she resides.
Laws governing the use of concealed firearms differ from state to state. It is important to understand the laws to ensure that your actions are in compliance with Utah law.
Sources: 53-5-704 Division duties - Utah Code §§ 23-20-11 et seq., 24-2-17, 76-10-301, 76-10-501 et seq.