Cox signs bill allowing Utahns to carry concealed weapons without permits

Cox signs bill allowing Utahns to carry concealed weapons without permits
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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.

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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.

Cox told FOX 13 last month that he intended to sign the bill.

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…



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