West Bend, WI –-(Ammoland.com)- The United States House of Representatives is expected to hold a vote on the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 this Wednesday. The legislation will make it easier for gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines. Tim Schmidt, the Founder & President of the United States Concealed Carry Association, is available for interviews on the topic.
Mr. Schmidt offered the following statement today regarding the announcement:
“The United States Concealed Carry Association applauds the work of Congressman Richard Hudson and all those who have been a part of crafting this legislation, which will make it simpler for Americans to legally carry a gun across state lines,” said Tim Schmidt, Founder and President of the United States Concealed Carry Association. “There are additional steps Congress can and should take to ensure a safer America, and passing national concealed carry reciprocity legislation is a great first step. Law-abiding citizens should have the right to defend themselves and their families at all times from killers who do not respect our laws. We urge lawmakers in the House of Representatives to vote in favor of this important legislation to ensure that concealed carry licenses purchased in one state are respected across the nation.”
The United States Concealed Carry Association (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.
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Tim Schmidt, Founder & President of the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), is available to conduct print, radio or television interviews throughout the week. USCCA has a satellite-link studio at their West Bend, WI headquarters for use during television hits.
About the USCCA
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.
About Tim Schmidt
Tim Schmidt founded Delta Defense and the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) in 2003. The USCCA now has over 220,000 active association members, 250,000 magazine subscribers and over 1.8 million newsletter subscribers.
Schmidt authored the book Guns, Freedom & The American Dream: The Story of Tim Schmidt & The USCCA and has become widely known as an expert communicator on the Second Amendment and concealed carry rights. He has appeared on national radio and television shows to provide commentary on these topics. Some of his appearances have included Fox Business Network with Charles Payne and Stuart Varney, The Blaze with Tomi Lahren, One America News Network, national radio with Lars Larson, Andrew Wilkow, Glenn Beck and more.