Utah recently passed a new law that extends the validity of its Concealed firearm Permit to 32 other states, allowing permit holders to legally carry their firearms across state lines. This new law, which was signed by Governor Spencer Cox, will make it easier for Utah residents to carry their firearms while traveling outside of the state. If you are a Utah resident or plan to travel to Utah and want to take advantage of this new law, here’s what you need to know.
First and foremost, it’s important to understand that this law only applies to those who hold a valid concealed firearm permit from the state of Utah. If you are a Utah resident and do not already have a concealed firearm permit, you will need to apply for one through the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification. The process for obtaining a concealed firearm permit in Utah involves completing a firearms safety course, submitting an application, and passing a background check.
Once you have obtained a concealed firearm permit from Utah, you will be able to legally carry your firearm in 32 other states, including neighboring states such as Colorado, Arizona, and Nevada. This means that you will not have to obtain separate permits for each individual state that you plan to travel to, making it much more convenient for those who frequently travel with their firearms.
It’s important to note that while this law extends the validity of Utah’s concealed firearm permit to 32 other states, it does not mean that you will be able to carry your firearm in all of those states without any restrictions. Each state has its own laws and regulations regarding concealed carry, so it’s important to familiarize yourself with the laws of the state or states that you plan to visit before carrying your firearm there.
Additionally, it’s important to remember that carrying a firearm is a serious responsibility and should not be taken lightly. If you choose to carry a firearm, it’s important to familiarize yourself with applicable laws, undergo regular training, and always handle your firearm safely and responsibly.
In conclusion, Utah’s new law extending the validity of its concealed firearm permit to 32 other states is great news for Utah residents and those who frequently travel with their firearms. If you are a Utah resident and plan to take advantage of this new law, be sure to obtain a valid concealed firearm permit from Utah and familiarize yourself with the laws of the states that you plan to visit. And as always, remember to handle your firearm with the utmost care and responsibility.