Bill That Nixes Requirement For Concealed Carry Permit Heads To Governor’s Desk
Feb 9, 2021, 5:46 AM | Updated: 8:03 am
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – A bill that drops the requirement for a permit to carry a concealed weapons is now going to Gov. Spencer Cox’s desk.
The bill allows any Utahn who can legally own a firearm and is 21 years or older to carry that firearm concealed in public. It removes requirements to take a weapons course and undergo a background check to carry a hidden gun legally in public.
The legislation received a final stamp of approval on Monday. Cox has indicated he will sign the bill.
Several other states are considering similar measures backed by gun-rights groups like the National Rifle Association.
Gun-control groups say requiring permits to conceal carry keeps people safer. But supporters of the bill say they are ineffective and undermine Second Amendment rights.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.