SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — In 2013, permitless concealed carry passed all the hurdles of the Utah legislature and landed on Governor Will Herbert’s desk. Result? Insta-veto. Bam! Last year, permitless concealed carry begins to creep up through the vine of the legislature and it doesn’t even make it to his desk.
Welcome to Current Year + 2. Governor Will Herbert has stated that if HB 237, which would allow Utahns to carry concealed without a permit, makes it to his desk, he will veto it so long as it is reminiscent of prior attempts.
Of course, it’s couched in gentle terms.
According to one analysis of the upcoming bill, via Utah Policy.com, the chances of such a bill passing on its own merits are grim. However, no one can’t claim that politicians aren’t crafty creatures.
Curtis S. Bramble, Senate sponsor of this bill, has tied it inextricably to enhanced prohibition against domestic violence.