Utah: Preventing the careless loaning of guns

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The NRA is fighting this bill because they say, you shouldn’t be liable for crimes committed by your gun. Consider though that for someone to have another’s gun, they must have been given it or stolen it. So, the owner must have been negligent for carelessly lending or giving it away. There is the possibility of theft from a home. But the proposed HB 190 covers this situation because the owner is not liable if they report the theft.

The NRA requested members oppose this bill. We recommend offsetting NRA power by calling your legislator to advocate for this bill. The bill will be heard by the House Judiciary Committee tomorrow, March 12.

The Bill

👍House Bill 190 would make a gun owner liable if their gun is used in a crime because of their carelessness.
—Tracking Progress: Bold indicates passed—
In the House —>In Committee—>On House Floor—>Passed Chamber
In the Senate —>In Committee—>On Senate Floor
—>Passed Chamber
After Passage—>On Governor’s Desk—>Governor Signed—>Becomes Law


Please make a quick call to the office of your Representative. Ask for support of HB 190 to make negligent gun owners liable.

  • To find your representatives and senators, enter your zip code at The League of Women Voters.
  • From the Indivisible Guide 2.0: Coordinated calls. Calls are a light lift, but can have an impact. Organize your local group to barrage your MoCs [legislators] with calls at an opportune moment about and on a specific issue.
  • To leverage the impact – forward this on to another concerned citizen.