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Utah governor signs bill into law allowing concealed carry of weapon without a permit

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 2/13/2021 Andrew Mark Miller

Utah’s Republican governor has signed a bill into law allowing residents to carry a concealed firearm without a permit.

The law, signed by Gov. Spencer Cox on Friday, goes into effect in May and allows anyone age 21 and older to carry a concealed weapon without a background check by the FBI or a training course, according to Fox 13 Salt Lake City.

"With the passage of this bill, Utah joins 17 other states with some form of permitless concealed carry," Cox said. "This bill protects Second Amendment rights, reduces permitless open carry and includes significant funding for suicide prevention.”

The National Rifle Association touted the bill as an important victory for 2nd Amendment advocates.

“There is no reason a law-abiding person should have to ask for permission to carry a firearm for self-defense,” Jason Ouimet, the executive director of NRA-ILA, said about the bill. "The passage of this bill demonstrates Utah's commitment to protecting the Second Amendment rights of its citizens."

Tags: News, 2nd Amendment, Utah, Gun Control, Firearms

Original Author: Andrew Mark Miller

Original Location: Utah governor signs bill into law allowing concealed carry of weapon without a permit

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