Utah Senate OKs bill that would allow concealed carry without permit

Tuesday, the Utah Senate approved a controversial gun bill that would allow Utahns to carry concealed firearms without a permit.

Senate endorses bill allowing concealed guns to be carried without permit

The Utah Senate HB76. “This is something that strengthens the right to carry a firearm.”

The Senate voted 19-6 in favor of the measure in a preliminary vote. It would need to pass once more before it could be sent to the governor for consideration.

Another controversial gun measure, HB114, didn’t make the Senate’s prioritized list of House bills to consider as the legislative session nears closure Thursday. That bill attempts to assert Utah’s right to bar enforcement of federal gun laws in the state.