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Causes for Denial of a Purchase

A person may be denied the purchase of a firearm under the Brady Bill for a number of reasons.

If the person . . .

  • is convicted of a felony
  • is under indictment for a felony, but has not gone to court
  • is the unlawful user of a controlled substance
  • is drug dependant
  • is adjudicated mentally defective or been committed to a mental institution
  • is an illegal or unlawful alien in the Untied States
  • is dishonorably discharged from the military
  • has renounced citizenship of the United States
  • is subject to court order restraining them from harassing, stalking or threatening another (i.e. spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, former cohabitant or child of such partner)
  • cannot prove Utah residency with proper identification
  • has any warrant
  • any domestic violence conviction
  • been convicted as a juvenile for an offense which would have been a felony if committed by an adult (within last 10 years)

The average background check takes about two to three minutes. This allows our operator to check the Utah Criminal History, Drivers License, Statewide Warrants, Juvenile Criminal History, State Adjudicated Mental file and National Instant Check System (NCIC, III, INS, Protective Orders, Mental File, Renounced Citizenship and Dishonorable Discharge).