WEST BEND, Wis. -(Ammoland.com)- The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) has offered the following statement regarding the terrorist attack in New York City this week:
“On behalf of myself, my family and the entire USCCA community, our hearts go out to the innocent people and their families who fell victim to this terrorist attack,” said Tim Schmidt, Founder & President of the United States Concealed Carry Association. “Our country must come together now as Americans to condemn this senseless violence and offer comfort to those affected. We also honor the continued bravery of our first responders and particularly, the New York City police officer who took down this attacker.
“We must also recognize that acts of terror in the United States and abroad have continued to occur, making the right to self-defense more important than ever. Once the terrorist jumped out of his rental truck that he used to attack the victims, he brandished a weapon that was eventually found to be a pellet gun. A police officer was fortunately able to stop him in in this instance but New York City laws ensured that none of the other citizens there had a weapon to defend themselves especially if the gun was more dangerous.”
“We hope that all political leaders recognize the threats we face and allow all Americans to defend themselves and their families by exercising their right to keep and bear arms.”
USCCA has been urging legislators to follow through on their promise to pass national concealed carry reciprocity, which would ensure that concealed carry permits issued in one state would be considered valid in the other 49 states.
U.S. Senator John Cornyn introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act through S.446 earlier this year and Congressman Richard Hudson did the same through the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 in H.R.446. Both bills would ensure that concealed carry permits issued in one state would be respected in them all.
Of note, New York Senator Chuck Schumer has been one of the leading opponents of concealed carry reciprocity and has long supported restricting Americans’ right to self-defense.
The U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) provides education, training and self-defense insurance to responsible, American gun owners. Headquartered in West Bend, WI, the USCCA is the largest and fastest-growing, member-owned, private association whose sole focus is the responsibly armed American.
About The United States Concealed Carry Association:
The U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) provides education, training and self-defense insurance to responsible, American gun owners. Headquartered in West Bend, WI, the USCCA is the largest and fastest-growing association whose sole focus is the responsibly armed American.
Our USCCA Team is dedicated to providing you with an unprecedented experience. In an ever-changing, fast-paced world, our team still believes in good, old-fashioned Americancustomer service. When you call our award-winning team, whether in an emergency or even just to say hi, you’ll be graciously greeted by a friendly voice—and a warm, Midwestern accent! You’ll never be passed through an unhelpful phone tree or be put on hold with the insurance company.
Our entire team—who all arm themselves with the same Self-Defense SHIELD protection as our USCCA members–embraces the firearms industry and concealed carry lifestyle. So, when you call with inquiries about your membership, to brag about your newest gun, or just to check on the Wisconsin weather, you’re guaranteed to also make a friend.