The following states allow the carrying of concealed firearms without a permit:
Additionally, the following states allow the carrying of concealed firearms in public without a permit, but with some restrictions:
All of these states, with the exception of Vermont, also have concealed firearm permits available for those who want them.
There are also many locations and circumstances in Utah where one can carry a concealed firearm without a permit, including private residences and legally-operated vehicles.
The carrying of firearms without a permit is nothing new and has been occurring in Utah and other states for quite some time without the dreaded “shoot-outs at the OK Corral” envisioned by the anti-self-defense lobby.