Utah Drops Concealed Carry Age Requirement Down To 18
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — Just yesterday we reported that Utah instituted a new law which drops the BAC threshold down to 0.05 for DUI. We also found out, though, that they dropped the age requirement to pursue a concealed carry permit down to 18 years of age.
This opens up concealed carry to a whole new generation of up-and-coming law-abiding gun owners. House Bill 198 joined a number of other gun-related bills that arrived on Governor Gary Herbert’s desk, according to FOX 13 Now.
The bill also included a section to forbid the carrying of firearms onto schools but would allow for concealed carriers to go onto the campuses of publicly held universities and colleges.
The bill was aimed at giving freshmen students the opportunity to defend themselves if they become the victim of violence or sexual assault. This is a good reason to drop the age restriction. By the time a teenager graduates high school, he’s ready to either join the work force or attend an institute of higher learning to pursue a degree. In either case, with proper training, he should be able to make basic good life decisions when it comes to firearms.
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Source:: Concealed Nation