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Utah lacks every foundational gun violence prevention law and has high rates of gun suicide. An outsized portion of children and teens who die by gun violence in the state are dying by suicide.

423 In an average year, 423 people die by guns in Utah. More at EveryStat.
#35 in the country for Gun Law Strength. (Up from #36 last year). See why.

Utah has a mixed record on gun laws in the past few years. In 2021, the state repealed its concealed carry permit system, and in 2022, the state legislature put further limitations on local officials’ ability to take steps to prevent gun violence in their communities. However, in 2023, Utah lawmakers strengthened domestic violence protections and passed a law requiring schools to provide information to parents about limiting access to firearms in specific instances where the risk of suicide may be heightened.

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