Title 76 Chapter 10 Section 512

Utah Criminal Code
Offenses Against Public Health, Safety, Welfare, and Morals
Section 512
Target concessions, shooting ranges, competitions, and hunting excepted from prohibitions.

            

76-10-512.   Target concessions, shooting ranges, competitions, and hunting excepted from prohibitions.

            (1) The provisions of Section 76-10-509 and Subsection 76-10-509.4(1) regarding possession of handguns by minors do not apply to any of the following:

            (a) patrons firing at lawfully operated target concessions at amusement parks, piers, and similar locations provided that the firearms to be used are firmly chained or affixed to the counters;

            (b) any person in attendance at a hunter's safety course or a firearms safety course;

            (c) any person engaging in practice or any other lawful use of a firearm at an established range or any other area where the discharge of a firearm is not prohibited by state or local law;

            (d) any person engaging in an organized competition involving the use of a firearm, or participating in or practicing for such competition;

            (e) any minor under 18 years of age who is on real property with the permission of the owner, licensee, or lessee of the property and who has the permission of a parent or legal guardian or the owner, licensee, or lessee to possess a firearm not otherwise in violation of law;

            (f) any resident or nonresident hunters with a valid hunting license or other persons who are lawfully engaged in hunting; or

            (g) any person traveling to or from any activity described in Subsection (1)(b), (c), (d), (e), or (f) with an unloaded firearm in the person's possession.

            (2) It is not a violation of Subsection 76-10-503(2) or (3) for a restricted person defined in Subsection 76-10-503(1) to own, possess, or have under the person's custody or control, archery equipment, including crossbows, for the purpose of lawful hunting and lawful target shooting.

            (3) Notwithstanding Subsection (2), the possession of archery equipment, including crossbows, by a restricted person defined in Subsection 76-10-503(1) may be prohibited by:

            (a) a court, as a condition of pre-trial release or probation; or

            (b) the Board of Pardons and Parole, as a condition of parole.


Amended by Chapter 428, 2014 General Session