USCCA Sets the Record Straight on “Red Flag” Legislation

USCCA Continues To Oppose Any Legislative Efforts At The State And Federal Level Aimed At Stripping Americans of Their Second Amendment Rights Without Due Process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

West Bend, WI – The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), which provides education, training and self-defense protection to more than
300,000 responsible American gun owners across the country, said today that it will continue to oppose any legislative efforts at the state and federal level that seek to strip law-abiding Americans of their Second Amendment rights without due process.

This comes as anti-gun groups are pressuring lawmakers in a number of states to pass so-called “Red Flag” laws – which are also referred to as Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) – and some have inaccurately suggested the USCCA would support these efforts.

USCCA President and Founder Tim Schmidt said today that the USCCA will continue to stand behind any law-abiding, responsibly-armed American who
faces an unfounded “Red Flag” situation and will oppose legislative efforts that allow for the confiscation of firearms without due process. “We must ensure that dangerous persons with mental illnesses do not have access to firearms, but that cannot come at the expense of allowing our government to target
law-abiding Americans and confiscate their firearms without due process,” Schmidt said today.

“Many of the so-called ‘red flag’ laws under consideration by various states would make it far too easy for bad actors to abuse them and target innocent people. Imagine, for example, losing your right to self-protection simply because someone with an axe to grind against you falsely claims you’re a danger. Many of these legislative proposals are nothing more than backdoor efforts by the anti-gun lobby to strip law-abiding Americans of their God-given right to self-defense, and the USCCA will continue to oppose them.”

Schmidt also noted in a new video that he recorded and shared with USCCA members today that the USCCA has been voicing its serious concern with
“red flag” laws that have been passed by states like California for the last several years now including in a January 2018 message to USCCA members
where he wrote, “Therein lies the ‘extreme risk of ERPOs: relying on feelings to potentially strip an individual of his or her constitutional right to keep and bear arms — all while neglecting due process.”

About the USCCA: 

The U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) provides self-defense education, training and legal protection 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.

To schedule an interview with USCCA President Tim Schmidt please contact bwalsh@fp1strategies.com.

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