States Eye Allowing Concealed Carry of Guns Without a Permit
Background checks and weapons training are currently required in some states in order to receive a permit.
- Published 24 January 2021
This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican lawmakers in several more states want to loosen gun restrictions by allowing people to carry concealed firearms without having to get a permit, continuing a trend that gun control advocates call dangerous. Fifteen states already allow concealed carry without a permit, and lawmakers in nine others have proposed allowing or expanding the practice. GOP governors are backing the changes in Utah and Tennessee. Another bill expanding permitless carry in…