Proposal: No permit needed to carry concealed weapon in Utah

Permits wouldn’t be necessary for most people to carry concealed weapons in Utah if a state lawmaker gets his way.

Rep. John Mathis, R-Vernal, is sponsoring H.B. 76, which allows essentially any law-abiding citizen over the age of 21 in the state to carry a gun, openly or concealed.

Utah would effectively become a “constitutional carry” state if the measure is approved. That term refers to a state where carrying a concealed weapon isn’t restricted by law.

Felons would still be barred from carrying concealed weapons, and it would still be illegal for people to be high or drunk while carrying. Brandishing laws would still apply.