Title 76 Chapter 10 Section 502

Utah Criminal Code
Offenses Against Public Health, Safety, Welfare, and Morals
Section 502
When weapon deemed loaded.

            

76-10-502.   When weapon deemed loaded.

            (1) For the purpose of this chapter, any pistol, revolver, shotgun, rifle, or other weapon described in this part shall be deemed to be loaded when there is an unexpended cartridge, shell, or projectile in the firing position.

            (2) Pistols and revolvers shall also be deemed to be loaded when an unexpended cartridge, shell, or projectile is in a position whereby the manual operation of any mechanism once would cause the unexpended cartridge, shell, or projectile to be fired.

            (3) A muzzle loading firearm shall be deemed to be loaded when it is capped or primed and has a powder charge and ball or shot in the barrel or cylinders.


Amended by Chapter 328, 1990 General Session