NRA Boots USCCA from Annual Meeting as It Launches Competitive Insurance Products

By David Codrea

NRA Atlanta
Unless you're USCCA, and for reasons which appear to be competition-related?

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “The National Rifle Association Disinvites United States Concealed Carry Association from Annual Meeting and Exhibits,” a Thursday press release from USCCA announced. The reason given was due to ““concerns regarding its programs.”

“The move shocked the leadership of the USCCA because they were given less than two weeks notice that they had been banned from the annual show, even though they had attended for the past several years,” the release elaborates. “This decision also came as a surprise because, over the past two months, the leadership of the NRA and the USCCA met twice to discuss the shared goal of the two organizations in support of the Second Amendment.”

What NRA’s “concerns” might be, remain unstated. The development was discussed by host Mark Walters on the nationally syndicated Armed American Radio Daily Defense program Friday, where he acknowledged USCCA’s statement. Walters indicated further developments will be discussed on future programs.

That said, enough clues exist to speculate that banishing USCCA may have something to do with NRA recently launching very similar insurance products competing with those offered by USCCA. Bearing in mind that USCCA acknowledges meeting with NRA over “shared goals,” it’s fair to note how similar NRA’s new Carry Guard service is to USCCA’s established program. Both offer three levels of services with similar price points (named after metals), and both offer magazines and memberships.

For its part, USCCA has taken the high ground, announcing Founder and President Tim Schmidt’s commitment “that even though the NRA might be fearing the competition, USCCA will still support the NRA’s efforts to protect the Second Amendment.”

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David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

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49 thoughts on “NRA Boots USCCA from Annual Meeting as It Launches Competitive Insurance Products

  1. No if I were you I would join the NRA for their fight for the 2nd Amendment but as far as bake sales and then begging for money all the time I wouldn’t give to that. After that stunt they pulled on the uscca.

  2. For some reason–okay, pretty much procrastination–I haven’t joined the NRA. Now I definitely won’t because of its banning USCCA from the NRA convention. Terribly bad idea, NRA. I support your support of the Second Amendment, but now I’ve lost a lot of respect for your leadership. Per your tacky scheme, you will get a number of attendees to buy your insurance plan because, well hell, no other organization will be at the convention promoting ITS insurance plan. Just don’t send me anything in the mail asking me to join the NRA or to make a contribution. It’s time for the NRA to start doing bake sales to raise some cash. Or maybe sell autographed photos of Wayne LaPoodle.

  3. This is just what the Liberals want to see us fighting amongst ourselves. Here is the real joke some anti-gunners no more than the ILA. TRY CALLING THEM ON LOCAL GUN LAWS.
    The only information they can give you is how to give them more donations..

  4. Not to sound or be irreverent, BUT in (the book of) ACTS when the early NT church known as “The Way”(Early Christians) were persecuted, they seemed to become bigger an grow. Will this also happen to the USCCA? I have votes for both companies and also belong to both. I read every blog and comment on this post and equally agree with many. It was in many way wrong, inappropriate and possibly unethical for NRA to follow the typical business model driven by greed and possibly plagiarism, even if they claim that it was done by Navy Seals and LAPD swat. As the gentleman(owner president) of USCCA states, “competition is good” and they still support the NRA. LOL. Yes he and the USCCA definitely took the high ground. In many ways the NRA should be ashamed of what they did. However I am a realist, who is sometimes mistaken as a pessimist with a deep faith and hope in the KING. Take care be safe. Mb

  5. I have been an NRA member for about 60 years, more than half as a life member. I don’t understand your greed as a not for profit corporation to step into a market well served by a capitalist, an entrepreneur.

    I appreciate your efforts to keep the 2nd amendment sacred but not your encroaching on a former non-competitor.

    When my phone rings with a beggar for the NRA, I will nicely say, “So sorry, not now. You do not need my money!!”

    You business relationships are not very honest and respectful if you cancel an exhibitor’s participation just days before the event!. As Johnny Carson said, “May the fleas of a thousand camels nest in your pubic hairs!”

  6. I contacted the NRA 3 times regarding this matter. The first time I received a cryptic email basically saying that this was just business. Then they tried to get me to view their Carry Guard program. I replied to this email again to express my concerns about the position they took. Received no reply from this email so I sent another email again expressing my concerns and stating that they are both defenders of the 2nd Amendment. I ended this email with requesting that my membership be terminated. I received an email with the address of the NRA stating that terminating my membership had to be done in writing by First Class Mail according to Article III of the Bylaws of the NRA. I searched a number of sites trying to find the bylaws to research this statement but found nothing other than a place where I could get access only if I was a Life member. This all left me with a bad taste in my mouth. It seems that the NRA has become to big for their britches in that they are not at all responsive to their membership, all they want is your money. My termination letter is going in the mail today, and I will be looking to other alternatives to support the 2nd Amendment. I will continue to support the USCCA as their president was the only one here that took the high road.

  7. In the prior comment I forgot to give my opinion about NRA cutting USCCA out of the show. This action was formed on a poor decision and I do not like it. I believe the NRA should have done differently unless they are so afraid of the USCCA that they can’t take the competition.

  8. I have decided to carry both USCCA and NRA insurance. I believe there are some differences in the policies that interlock needed coverage. I have USCCA Platinum which is $30 per month and the NRA coverage is $19.99 each month. We all realize that insurance is something we do not ever want to use, but I certainly do not want to risk prison and other ugly bills by selling myself short.

    1. USCCA offers a 10% discount for military, veterans, police …. they don’t openly advertise it, but you can ask.

  9. NRA show, NRA rules, NRA decision. Free enterprise. etc. That being said…

    For an “American institution” to pull an obviously corporate profit-motivated move against another organization who obviously fights for the same 2nd Amendment rights and privileges is not only bad business and bad P.R., it goes against what the NRA claims to promote. Competition is good. If NRA wants to put together something to compete in the space, no harm, no foul, capitalism in action. However, to put together the same programs as a “long-term ally” and then purposely kick them out of the premier annual event 2 weeks before the show and then release little to no information as to why they did so shows not only bad form and corporate greed, it shows a lack of character and in fact goes against their own cause. Shine the light on the fight for freedom, but only if it doesn’t impair our corporate greed. Wow. This isn’t about email frequency (I get them also, just browse or skip, hell I enjoy seeing all the different guns on the offers, takes like 20 seconds to skim). This is about fair play. If the NRA wants to push people around because they think they are the only game in town or the only 500-pound gorilla in the room, they soon won’t be. That is how real capitalism works. Piss off your customers at your own peril. If the NRA thinks I’m going to be compelled to trade in my USCCA membership just because the NRA threw them out of “the show” because they don’t seem to have any confidence that it can compete with USCCA on a level playing field, then the NRA has rocks in their head. My notion of fair play and rights doesn’t stop with the 2nd Amendment. What it will do is compel me to re-examine the NRA as an organization and whether that organization has my best interests at heart, or just it’s own.

    1. Dummy me!!!! I did not even know NRA offered this type of insurance! Whose fault is that? So…… I guess the NRA is not the only game in town for Insurance, FYI………..I recommend USCCA to all my friends……..

  10. It seems that in the end, after the echoes of the patriotic words have gone silent, that our old friend Greed has appeared again. It is their business and can run it their way, but I would have thought they would have held themselves to a more honorable way to do business. I’ll still support the NRA-ILA for just causes, but that is about it. I’m also thankful that my USCCA auto-renews and have no intention of ever stopping it. I’m not an NRA member, nor do I think I’ll become one anytime soon. If they are willing to do this, then they are capable of other dastardly deeds as well, and maybe it would have been me that was screwed the next time. Who knows, but the question is, do you want to find out?

  11. I get a once every week or so email from USCCA. No big deal It beats the inundation of emails and snail mailings I use to get from the NRA before I resigned my membership. I know this will offend a lot of NRA fan-boys, but this is how I replied to Tim’s email about this situation:

    Tim,

    I understand your loyalty to the NRA, but I wish you would look at them a little more closely. I was a member for over twenty years before I saw what was really going on.

    When the Lautenberg Amendment was passed – not only restricting a right that “shall not be infringed”, but making it _retroactive_ (something that no law is supposed to be allowed to do) – it was passed with NO NOTICE to us members by the NRA until after its passage. We were never advised it was being considered, never warned or directed to contact our representatives and senators.

    I was so incensed that I started looking more closely at the NRA. A friend on one of the first Glock lists, an enthusiastic new citizen who escaped from Russia and was teaching at a university in Tennessee, gave me his opinion that the NRA lived for dues and “crises” for which they could ring the bell and get members to donate additional money.

    I discovered that the NRA made a lot of their money from donations driven by their lurid descriptions of anti-gun legislation being considered by Congress. What’s worse, I discovered that the NRA has assisted in the writing of every major (and many minor) anti-gun laws passed in America – beginning with the NFA in ’34, the FFA ’38, and including GCA ’68, the Lautenberg Amendment, and much else.

    Now, before you dismiss this as “conspiracy theory”, I direct your attention to an issue of the American Rifleman, March 1968. In it, the NRA _bragged_ about how much gun control legislation they helped write and assisted in passing, so that they could be seen as being “fair and balanced”, to steal an insipid phrase from Fox News. They admitted all of the help they gave to gun control legislation all the way up to that time (although they haven’t stopped in the years that followed, all the way up to today.

    As if that wasn’t enough, they tried to stop Heller, fighting the Second Amendment Foundation all the way to the Supreme Court, when they filed as amicus curae so that they could take some of Alan Gura’s time before the Court (and steal some of the glory, if Gura won, as he did). Then, they tried to convince members – and the rest of the world – that they were responsible for winning the Heller case.

    The NRA often tries to take credit for things done by the Second Amendment Foundation and GOA (Gun Owners of America). The NRA is proud of compromising with Congress – never explaining to their members that they are – little by little – compromising our gun rights away.

    I am a Life Member of GOA, an organization that doesn’t compromise with the anti-gun crowd, doesn’t work to compromise our rights away (which Gottlieb at the Second Amendment Foundation _does_ do, from time to time, although not wholesale like the NRA).

    I’m not telling you this to make you do anything except _look_ at the NRA with open eyes. They are not our friend. They exist to be “players” in Washington DC, to be known as the “big gun”, the “five hundred pound gorilla” of the Second Amendment, and to enrich themselves with almost constant appeals for donations to “fight” this or that piece of legislation – sometimes quoting bills that were dropped and never even got out of committee! They also give people like Harry Reid grades of A or A+ when they don’t deserve it, when it is obvious that their support of gun owners and the Second Amendment is so much smoke and mirrors.

    The also give members hard-earned money to Congressional members on _both_ sides of the gun control issue, helping to re-elect Democrats who have actively fought against the rights of gun owners. When I questioned, on the phone, one of the assistants to the president of the NRA at that time (this was around twenty years ago, after I was sand-bagged by the Lautenberg Amendment), he said, “This is how the game is played here in DC. You have to give them some of what they want, you have to be willing to give up a little to keep some of what _we_ want.” When I disagreed, and told him we members didn’t pay them to lose us our rights, piecemeal, he just laughed. “I’m not trying to be rude”, he said, “but you’re a little naive. We’ve been doing this for many years, and we understand how things work here. It isn’t cut-and-dried. You’ll just have to accept the way it really works.”

    I wish I could still trust and respect the NRA, but it just isn’t possible. I’ve looked behind the curtain, and I simply can no longer be a party to the act of giving away my rights because “that is how the game is played”. I support the GOA, financially as well as with letter writing to my Congresscritters, etc., and by supporting candidates for office who have proven that they support my rights. The NRA hasn’t gotten a penny from me since early 1997, when I found out I had been duped.

    Sorry to inundate you with a long story, but it is important that we know the truth. What you decide to do with it once you know it is up to you. There are a lot more articles than the few I have included here, and a search for “NRA supports gun control” or similar will provide more example, if you have any doubts at all about my narrative. Take care.

    Sincerely,
    Reg Thibodeau

    [I am unable to copy the documents I sent to him, but you should be able to look up the March 1968 American Rifleman issue to read pages 22 & 23.]

  12. Everyone is trying to compare the two organizations when that is like comparing apples to oranges based on the fact they both grow on trees.
    The two organizations are not even similar. One is a business in the world to promote insurance sales the other is an organization organized to force non-gun supporters to be unable to undermine the 2nd Am
    Yes they both constantly both want more money to operate with but one is doing one thing while another a totally different agenda
    The fact that the NRA is looking to generate added revenue by hooking up a sales referral from siding with various entities the real purpose of the NRA is education be it educating Congress people or gun owners but education is what they do
    The insurance affiliate is in the financial best interest of the NRA since they obvious get money from the relationship
    I am positive that there is FAR more to this then we as members understand and will likely ever know the truth about. I am ONLY guessing but I am betting that the NRA asked for a piece of the referral and the USCCA either refused or offered less then the Chubb company offered
    As far as Spam goes it all depends on where you live how much spam you get from the NRA. If you are in a state that needs extra push by the NRA then you get LOTS of spam. When I was living in PA I had daily junk now that I am in FL I get at most weekly. FL is far more NRA supportive so the spam I get is only when some fool is trying to undermine the FL open use and the like community
    As for what “plan” to pick please make sure that you are NOT relying on policies like USSCA for your financial security it is a true insurance plan and is therefore under the control of the federal insurance rules. The non-insurance products although a bit unconventional are FAR better options since they actually will save you lots of money
    If you can afford it but one of each but unless you have ATLEAST $100K in disposable savings and a MINIMUM of $250K in HOUSE equity the insurance products will fail you leaving you unable to actually use them

  13. I’ve been a NRA member for years, and a USCCA member. USCCA is likely very useful if you have to shoot some nasty puke late one night. And you actually get useful training and information from them. (Kevin Michalowski’s articles alone are worth the membership. But I am sure the legal assistance would seem most valuable if you came up needing it!) NRA offered NOTHING of the kind for YEARS. The only thing I have seen from NRA lately is BUTTLOADS of begging and nagging. I could have stayed with my ex-Wife if I wanted that! NRA, like the Republican Party leadership, needs several strong flushes to clear the bad smell. I will stay with the NRA hoping they can clean house and find the high moral ground once more! (Take a look at another opinion: http://www.christiangunowner.com/uscca-review.html)

  14. see the tall building pictured in the for ground? I helped build that thing inside the top squares are the cooling towers.
    i spent 3 months putting the towers and piping together. wonderful job. if you look to the top you can see ornamental balls on the corners. i stood on top of the one in front on the left.

    And I have closed all the e mail accts. of all of these sites. WAY TO MUCH CRAP EVERY WEEK.

  15. I am very disheartened by the NRA’s move. I too am a member of both and like both. From what I have read, I think the NRA tried buying out USCCA, and they refused. So the NRA decided not allow them at the meeting. Tim Schmidt has definitely taken the high ground on this. I feel the NRA was wrong in their decision, and I will be sure to let them know.

  16. The USCCA is the more informative group. Sounds like the NRA is trying to push any sort of competition to the curb. Shame. If it keeps up I will not renew.

  17. I am a member of both the NRA and USCCA also WVCDL. I am deluged with the NRA and NRA-ILA begging for money. I get offers from USCCA. Sometimes I would like to contribute to certain programs but I’m retired and on a fixed income and can’t afford these luxuries. I get a very good, informative magazine from USCCA and nothing from NRA. They should be happy that I’m even a member. As far as Ammoland is concerned I have had several posts edited and not even posted. There has never been any profanity in my posts but I see many that contain low level language that should offend most everyone. Ammoland? I can take it or leave it.

  18. Is the NRA really that worried about the USCCA? I’m a member of both organizations and I see only two overlaps in their respective missions:
    First, both profess to be looking out for our second amendment rights (and I see both doing exactly that – but, in somewhat different fashion)
    Second, (and I wasn’t aware of this until this article) now NRA has gotten into the gun owner’s insurance business.

    Other than those issues, I see the two organizations as filling two somewhat different niches in the world of gun ownership. NRA has, for years, been pre-eminent in the political arena (with assistance from organizations such as NAGR, GOA, SAF, USA Carry, and others) that ‘competition’ has not seemed to bother the NRA; and they have ‘played well with others’ in that game. USCCA has, in my view, supported all the shooting sports industry but, as one would expect, with an emphasis on Concealed Carry. NRA has not seemed to have had a problem with that.

    Now that NRA has gotten into the gun owner’s insurance business as a ‘Johnny-come- lately’ they suddenly have a problem with USCCA? I hope they have a better rationale for the change of attitude than anything I’ve seen so far – right now they (NRA) is seeming pretty petty.

    It seems everyone who gets involved in any aspect of the insurance industry (be it life insurance, health insurance, car insurance, or gun owner’s insurance) gets bitten by the ‘Greed Bug’ – all other considerations become secondary. I’ve been very disappointed in how strident Tim Schmidt has become in pushing USCCA membership options that are built around the insurance coverage options; and now NRA seems to be already letting the insurance gambit dictate their relationship with other, heretofore, allies in their main objective for existing.

    Are these organizations losing their focus? How long before, once again, We the People, who have supported these organizations and helped grow their influence, are on our own fighting the national anti-gun forces without a national voice to represent OUR best interests?

    We’ve seen this phenomenon manifest itself in labor unions, NAACP, AARP, etc., that started out with noble intent and then grew into behemoths that have become self-serving and totally lost their initial objectives and reasons for being.

    I hope we’re not seeing the continuation of that same pattern here. I’m very disappointed in NRA’s stance on this matter, so far. I’d like to see a lot better explanation of what is going on, than what observation and conjecture seems to lead us to.

    We’ll be following developments in this issue with interest.

  19. Problem with both plans is that they are based on equital/dropped cases. the are reimbursement plans NOT coverage plans.
    If you have $100K in savings then these plans are great you pay the lawyer and they reimburse you IF you are found not guilty or case is dropped
    Unlike some of the other plans who actually pay the lawyer fees from day one these two examples are true “insurance” so they are not allowed by federal law to “insure/indemnify” against a self admission of guilt which is technically what you have in a self defense case. You ADMIT to homicide then use the self defense claim to remove the penalty and make it a justified homicide case.
    They get around it by suggesting they can give you UP to 20% supplement but a Gold level pays ONLY $150K in criminal legal fees total and you ONY have access to $30K until you win the case
    At $350 per year that is basically buying education services NOT concealed carry or weapon’s use protection like several others sell.
    Read the fine print carefully and discuss the details with someone in the know. Personally looking at cases like Zimmerman that can easily hit 6 digits 99% of us lack the cash flow to defend them unless we can get national publicity like he did to get lawyers to work for donations and or publicity. I for one don’t WANT national publicity to get donations I prefer to buy a plan and let them pay the bills and keep me both out of jail and out of the papers.
    Dr D

  20. The USCCA has been a true innovator in shooting insurance. Their generous program is apparently forcing the NRA to upgrade their rather week program of shooting insurance. The USCCA sends free training videos and try’s to give something back with their gun give away contests. The NRA offers cheap crappy trinkets with their logo. The USCCA magazine is slick and very well produced. The customer service at USCCA is second to none. My “Annie Oakley” (Kelli Glock 26) enjoys the women’s section.
    Las Vegas Craig & Kelli

    1. True, NRA needs to beef up their customer service, I can recall when NRA were people orientated, now its just a business, USCCA maintains very good customer service, talking with them is like talking to a family member.

  21. I was a member of USCCA for a number of years and participated in their insurance program. They offered a loyalty membership discount which I signed up for (Gold Plus). The first year discount was 10%, second year 15%, third year 20% and the fourth was to be the max of 25%, which would be the your premium locked in rate going forward. When it was time for the fourth year payment, the premiums increased substantially, totally against the agreement. After many unsuccessful attempts to get them to agree to their original offer, I cancelled my membership. While I agree their magazine offered good information, I could not trust them to do what they say they would do.

  22. I can’t stand “your dues are not enough” in every NRA magazine. The NRA is a fine organization no question, but begging for money constantly is insisting I’m a bad guy for not giving them more money. USCCA is a fine organization and gives me informative information. No begging. Their insurance program is exceptional. The NRA’s is more expensive and has much less benefits.
    USCCA’s insurance has been around for years and it’s obvious the NRA copied them in most respects and NOW wants to eliminate them. I always believed there was pleanty of room for all firearms related organizations. Obviously the NRA does not. Shame on the NRA for not fighting fair by throwing the USCCA out of their convention. What’s next from them, throwing me out because I won’t buy their wine program? The NRA owes the USCCA and all of us an apology for being too greedy and not having “our” best interests in mind. Oh, btw, USCCA’s program is self-insured, the NRA’s is not.

    1. Yes, I agree, it appears that although the NRA supports the 2nd Amendment, it seems to say my dues are not enough one more time to many. This is getting old, dis-inviting USCCA is petty.

  23. If i’m understanding this, the NRA rips off USCCA with a copycat insurance policy, then boots them from it’s annual meeting. Sounds like something Obama or Hillary would do.

  24. The both have contributed to our ’cause’ though both border on harassing to meet their fund-raising quotas. Tactical ‘Tacky’ Tim seems to always be plugging something, kinda like a used care salesman who needs that ‘one more sale’ under his belt. It comes across as insincere and more of a business transaction than anything else, maybe thats how he is wired. Dont know him personally so I will never know his true personality or motives.

    NRA’s blended program was a utter joke, I have held numerous instructor ratings with them since ’94. They never seem to listen to the rank-n-file instructors on anything…thats a whole other issue. NRA is the best we have / have had since 1871 on many levels of our rights/sport/gov’t etc…

  25. Don’t trust the NRA’s insurance program. Our gun club had to hire it’s own lawyers after a first round initial ruling loss in a legal battle and the NRA lawyers jumped ship. Of course from that point on we had to pay out of our own pocket. Come renewal time we found better insurance , with wider coverage and higher limits for the same buck.

  26. I want to post questions about this decision on the NRA website and their Facebook page but I cannot any place to do so. Can you provide links to NRA sites that allow comments?

  27. You mean that the USCCA isn’t just an outfit that fills your inbox with spam when you sign up for their “newsletter?”

      1. No, they DON’T spam you……on average, I get LESS THAN one email per week from them, and then only when they have something pertinent to say. And yes, I am a USCCA member…have been for years.

        1. I got 13 emails in 7 days from USCCA. Few have any valuable information. Some rehash the same old cases about somebody who needed the insurance. They are all just trying to sell the insurance or get me to visit the web site to sign up for the daily drawing. If they can give away $1000 a day to purchase a handgun, it suggests to me that they have a very high profit margin.

        2. I have received 14 emails from USCCA in the past 7 days. That is quite normal for their email frequency. I may receive an informative email once a month. Plus, I also get the occasional email from Kevin at USCCA.

      2. The NRA oughta be ashamed of itself
        We are all in this fight for the Second Amendment together. I will continue my support for the USCCA SHAME ON YOU NRA

    1. I get many times more email from the NRA and the NRA-ILA than I do from the USCCA. I get about one two per week from the USCCA and several daily from the NRA and the NRA-ILA. I just highlight and delete those I don’t want to read.

      Do you also complain about all the Brownell’s and other such companies’ emails and the.daily Ammoland emails?

      I am a NRA life member and a USCCA member. Of the two magazines, the USCCA one is far less political and is much more informative. I also get numerous emails from PDN, but, they, too are far less political than the NRA, but also much less informative than the USCCA.

      I find Ammoland entertaining and informative. I like that Ammoland consolidates stories from many sources, like the recent stories, from the other organization I belong to, the VCDL, about reciprocity of GA with VA, which is quite timely with the NRA annual meeting coming next week in Atlanta, GA.

  28. NOT a smart move, NRA! I would have thought cooler heads would prevail, especially when the reasons for such ridiculous juvenile behavior is SO OBVIOUS! Shame on those who would take their ball and go home, based on such a fourth-grade-mentality!

  29. I’ve listened to ARMED AMERICA RADIO and read the sample magazine. I haven’t watched the DVDs But living in Kansas I see little need for te protection offered by USCCA since Kansas laws are now written to recognize the honest citizen’s rights.
    Being on a low fixed income even the lowest level of insurance is expensive. I’ve been studying the gun laws and the Use of Force laws for half a century. I am competent to advise a public defender in my defense should I be involved due to some lapse of awareness on my part.
    THAT SAID, It was stupid for the NRA to refuse booth space at the NRA Convention. If the NRA is going to launch an insurance package they should set up next to USCCA’s booth and compete.
    I will purchase insurance when I can afford the cost. I might even buy from both the NRA and USCCA.

    1. He who represents himself in court is a fool.
      Kansas or not your self defense shooting will not be as cut and dried as it is in your mind. If you are so up on the law you should know that you are entering a system that is set up for obtaining your conviction. Police and prosecutors make a living and a name convicting people (not looking for the truth).
      Could you post bail today? Could you afford to miss work. Do you own a home? If your shooting is at all questionable you may lose everything.
      Many people only think of the scenario where there door gets kicked in in the middle of the night. Go ahead and shoot.
      Let’s say that your are in a parking garage in Vegas and three scary thugs start talking nasty trash to your girlfriend. You lift your shirt as a warning to scare them away. You just committed assault because you scared the idiots and in theory you could do 10 years.
      How will you afford the professional witnesses that will testify on your behalf? They don’t work for free and airline tickets and hotels aren’t free. Then the trial may be delayed and you have to fly them back to court all over again.
      Statistics say that a proper defense is about $50,000 minimum. The USCCA will cover you up to $300,000 for under $20.00 dollars a month. Do you have car insurance? Homeowners insurance? By the way homeowners insurance probably won’t even cover your bail.
      The USCCA gives you one number to call from jail and the operator/councilor stays with you from bail until the trial is over.
      Think hard on it.
      Las Vegas Craig
      Stay Safe

    2. Dear NRA, one fight, one team! Whatever happened to common goals and unity? We band together to block the rules and regulations the liberal snowflake tree huggers are trying to force down our throats, and low and behold, we turn to our right and our wingman has left us. WOW! Really?

    3. I have had USCCA for several years and I’m very pleased with it. I have been an NRA member for many more years and after this stunt I’ll be letting my membership expire in 2019.

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