FAIRFAX, Va. —The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action applauds Utah Gov. Spencer Cox for signing House Bill 60 today. This NRA-backed legislation recognizes law-abiding adults' right to carry a concealed firearm without a permit.
“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 bill demonstrates Utah's commitment to protecting the Second Amendment rights of its citizens."
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Walt Brooks and supported by more than three dozen sponsors and co-sponsors, passed both state legislative chambers with overwhelming support. Additionally, this legislation maintains the existing Concealed Firearm Permit (CFP) system, so citizens who wish to obtain a permit for reciprocity in other states may continue to do so.
“We thank Gov. Cox, Rep. Brooks, and all who supported this important bill," Ouimet concluded.