As the nation's gun sales soar, the State of Utah has is set to adopt a permitless concealed carry system in which anyone legally permitted to own a firearm – from any state in the Union – can carry a firearm under his or her clothing while in the state.
Governor Spencer Cox (R), will sign legislation this week to eliminate the permit requirement currently in place for carrying a concealed weapon. The act will permit any law-abiding person over the age of 21 to carry a concealed firearm while in the State of Utah.
The law excludes convicted felons, those legally adjudicated mentally ill, and other people already prohibited from owning a gun.
Utah joins 16 other states that have permitless concealed carry laws on the books. Vermont, home to self-declared Democratic Socialist and anti-gun advocate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), has had a permitless concealed carry system since its founding.