January was a historic month for new gun ownership across America. For Utah, though, February has been even better.
© AP Photo/Rick Bowmer Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox AP Photo/Rick Bowmer
Beginning on May 5th, a new Utah law, HB60 will take effect to make Utah the 17th Constitutional Carry State in the American union. This means you do not need a permit or license to carry a hand gun.
According to Ammoland.com:
House Bill 60, sponsored by Representative Walt Brooks (R-75), allows a law-abiding adult to carry a concealed firearm in the State of Utah, without first needing to obtain government permission. This ensures that citizens have their right to self-defense without government red tape or delays. Additionally, this legislation maintains the existing Concealed Firearm Permit (CFP) system, so citizens who still wish to obtain a permit may do so.
It exemplifies a long-term change in sentiment by several states. Before 2010, only 2 Constitutional Carry states existed. Something about the political and corporate classes