Utah lawmakers send a handful of gun bills to governor

Published on March 20, 2017 at 03:12PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Legislators have sent Utah Gov. Gary Herbert a handful of gun bills that tighten and loosen oversight on firearms. One bill would allow 18 to 20 year-olds to carry concealed weapons, despite concern from some lawmakers. Its sponsor has said that younger college students should be able to carry a concealed weapon to protect themselves from sexual assaults on campus just as older college students can. Another proposal could keep those people convicted of domestic violence from getting a gun. The sponsor has said he hopes the legislation will reduce the number of deaths from domestic violence. The state’s Republican governor announced on Monday that he had signed 33 bills after approving dozens of others last week.