Great news for gun owners as Constitutional Carry — or permitless carry — is about to become law in another state! Utah is just days away from being the seventeenth state to do away with the permitting requirement.
According to the Washington Free Beacon it will happen yet this week:
Governor Spencer Cox (R.) will sign legislation into law this week to eliminate the permit requirement, his spokeswoman told the Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday. The act will allow any law-abiding person over the age of 21 to carry a gun under his or her clothes while in the state. Convicted felons, those adjudicated mentally ill, and other people prohibited from owning a gun are excluded from the policy.
The bill H.B.60 passed the Utah Senate by a 22-6 vote and the House by a 51-20 vote. The new law will go into effect on May 5th.
Of course, as in many Constitutional Carry states, Utah residents will still be able to obtain a concealed carry permit if they wish to carry in states that offer reciprocity with Utah’s permit.
2021 Is The Year To PUSH BACK!
Utah state senator David Hinkins (R.), the bill’s sponsor, didn’t flinch in the face of arguments from the left that this was a ‘Wild West’ sort of gun law that would lead to a rise in crime..
Instead, he pointed out that making carry laws broader hasn’t been linked to surges in gun crimes.
“The three safest states in the U.S. have permitless carry laws: Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine,” he said during a floor debate. “This is not a left or a right issue, it’s a good policy backed by good data.”
Gun owners across the country watched in 2020 as Sheriffs offices were closed for months — right when Americans wanted their concealed carry permits more than ever. It’s time to see Constitutional Carry spread like wildfire!