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Utah officials answer questions regarding new concealed carry law

Chad King
Posted at 3:12 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 17:17:39-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah eliminated the permit requirement for carrying a concealed firearm after Governor Cox signed HB 60 into law, meaning the background checks and training on the safe use and loading of a firearm also went away.

But when does the law go into effect, and what's the effect with the 36 states with which Utah has reciprocity agreements?

Utah's Department of Public Safety issued some clarifications regarding the law, with answers to some commonly asked questions are follows:

1. The law goes into effect on May 5, 2021. Permits are still required until that date.

2. It will still be possible to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon after May 5 of this year.

3. Utah has reciprocity with 36 states regarding permits; if one of those states has a permit requirement for concealed firearms, the law of that state will apply.

4. Federal law still prohibits carrying a concealed weapon on school grounds.

Read here for more information about Utah's firearms laws.