Utah's governor says he would veto a resurrected bill that would allow anyone over 21 to carry an unloaded, concealed gun without a permit.
Republican Gov. Gary Herbert told reporters Tuesday afternoon that he thinks Utah's gun laws work well as they are.
A Senate committee voted 4-1 on Tuesday morning to approve the proposal, which now moves to the full Senate for consideration.
It mirrors a similar one introduced by a House Republican earlier this year.
That lawmaker, Rep. Curtis Oda, agreed to withdraw his proposal as part of a deal with Herbert.
Herbert vetoed a similar proposal two years ago.
Without a permit, Utah residents can openly currently carry an unloaded weapon. A gun is considered unloaded in Utah if there's no round in the chamber.