Cox signs bill allowing Utahns to carry concealed weapons without permits
SALT LAKE CITY — Just as he said he would do, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed a bill Friday that will allow Utah residents to carry concealed weapons with a permit.
The controversial bill passed through the Utah Senate earlier this week.
The law, which will go into effect in May, allows anyone 21-and-older to carry a concealed weapon without a required FBI background check or four-hour training course.
Gun rights advocates, including the National Rifle Association, supported the bill.
“There is no reason a law-abiding person should have to ask for permission to carry a firearm for self-defense,” said Jason Ouimet, executive director, NRA-ILA. “The passage of this…