Firearm Policies, Procedures & Guidelines (Office of the Attorney General - Utah)

Caroline Curtis filed this request with the Department of Public Safety of Utah.
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From: Caroline Curtis

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Utah’s Government Records Access and Management Act (“GRAMA”), I hereby request the following records:

Any and all policies, procedures, directives, memorandums, and any other guiding materials regarding matters pertaining to firearm acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:
• policies and procedures on the issuance of firearms permits and licenses. (Please note that this point is not a request for the identities of individual permit or license holders, but, rather, is a request for governmental policies and parameters regarding the process and regulations by which one may obtain either a permit or a license. If separate strictures exist for each, provision of both would be greatly appreciated.)
• policies and procedures on the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• any and all available policies and procedures regarding local firearms policies. Please provide all such materials that alter or supplement departmental procedures.
• policies and procedures regarding the sale and purchase of firearms. Please include all materials regarding the appropriate qualifications for the sale or purchase of firearms. Please include materials for particular venues, if available, including but not limited to the sale and purchase of firearms at gun shows.
• policies and procedures regarding the transfer, either out-of-state or between individuals, of firearms.
Please include all available segregable data.
Please also provide all available data, statistics, or reports regarding matters pertaining to gun acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:
• the issuance of firearms permits and licenses.
• the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• incidents involving the use of a firearm.
• the sale and purchase of firearms.
• the transfer, either out-of-state or between individuals, of firearms.
If various policies or reports exist dependent on the type of firearm, provision of all applicable materials would be greatly appreciated. Should they be voluminous, provision of materials on rolling basis would be greatly appreciated.
Should your agency believe that any additional policies, procedures, reports or other analysis pertaining to firearm acquisition, licensure, use, transfer, deaths, incidents, or any related issues may reside with another agency or agencies, indication of such agencies would be greatly appreciated.
Please notify us if further clarification is necessary.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Caroline Curtis

From: Lonny Pehrson

Dear Ms. Curtis,

On June 16, 2016, the Attorney General’s Office received your GRAMA request sent via email (attached) seeking “[a]ny and all policies, procedures, directives, memorandums, and any other guiding materials regarding matters pertaining to firearm acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer . . . .”

In researching your request, I consulted with our State Agency Counsel attorneys who represent the Utah Department of Public Safety. They informed me that our Office does not have any records responsive to your request. However, you may wish to redirect your request to the Utah Department of Public Safety- Bureau of Criminal Identification which handles firearms policies, licensure etc., at:

3888 West 5400 South
Taylorsville, UT 84129
(801) 965-4445

This completes the response of the Attorney General’s Office to your records request.

You have the right to appeal to the chief administrative officer of the Attorney General’s Office, as provided in Utah Code Ann. Section 63G-2-401(1)(a) (Effective 5-12-15). The notice of appeal would need to be sent to Attorney General Sean D. Reyes at the following address:

(If by hand-delivery)
GRAMA Appeal
Office of the Attorney General
Utah State Capitol Complex
350 North State Street Suite 230
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

(If by mail)
GRAMA Appeal
Office of the Attorney General
PO Box 140860
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-0860

(If by email)
GRAMA Coordinator
grama_coordinator@utah.gov

To do so, you must file a Notice of Appeal with that officer within 30 days after the date of this response. Your Notice of Appeal must contain your name, your mailing address, your daytime telephone number, and a statement of the relief you seek. With your Notice of Appeal, you may also file a short statement of facts, reasons and legal authority in support of your appeal. Please note that Utah Code Ann. Section 63G-2-401(9) (Effective 5-12-15) provides that the duties of the chief administrative officer for handling such appeals may be delegated.

Sincerely,

Lonny Pehrson

Assistant Attorney General
Government Records Counsel
Lonny J. Pehrson
Assistant Attorney General, State of Utah
Government Records Counsel
Tel: (801) 366-0312

From: MuckRock

To whom it may concern,

I am forwarding you this public records request. Please confirm receipt and provide an estimated date of completion.

Thank you,

Vanessa Nason

From: Department of Public Safety

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Jason Chapman

Your request has been forwarded to Lauralee Blue. Her email address is
lblue@utah.gov

Jason Chapman
Firearms Supervisor
Utah Department of Public Safety
Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification
Phone: (801)965-3810
FAX: (801)965-4077

From: Department of Public Safety

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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