On February 12, 2021, Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed Constitutional Carry bill HB 60. With Cox’s signature, Utah became the 17th Constitutional Carry state in the nation.
Constitutional Carry is the concept that any lawful individual can carry a firearm without a permit. The bill was sponsored by Utah Representative Walt Brooks and specified that individuals who carry concealed weapons must be over 21 and legally able to own firearms in order to exercise the right to Constitutional Carry.
“We need to get back to trusting law-abiding citizens, and get rid of these regulations that are not doing any good,” Brooks said previously on 2News.