This State Just Raised the Cost of a Concealed Carry Permit

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Bearing Arms

On August 1st, the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) raised the cost of a state concealed firearm permit by more than 50 percent.

Before the hike, a permit cost approximately $37; a $24.75 state fee plus a $12 fee charged by the FBI to process fingerprint cards. Now, a permit will cost Utah residents $57.

The NRA points out that raising Concealed Firearm Permit (CFP) fees “adversely impacts the ability of law-abiding gun owners to carry a firearm for self-defense.”

Utah’s BCI is claiming the extra $20 is needed to comply with a new FBI policy regarding fingerprint submissions. The BCI used to send fingerprint cards via mail. But now, the FBI requires all fingerprint submissions be sent electronically, meaning the BCI must first run all prints through its database.

However, it seems odd that the BCI is just raising CFP costs now since this

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