The U.S. Concealed Carry Association’s founder and CEO Tim Schmidt appeared on Newsmax TV this past Saturday, Feb. 27, to discuss his letter to President Biden and national concealed carry reciprocity with Tom Basile, host of America Right Now.
The USCCA is increasingly playing an important role in upholding the rights of more than 100 million gun owners in the U.S. Last year alone, a record 5 million Americans became new gun owners in response to the unrest that transpired throughout 2020. Americans are continuously beginning to awaken to the importance of self-defense.
National Reciprocity: Protecting Gun Owners
Regrettably, President Biden is working against the more than 100 million gun owners instead of supporting their efforts (and right) to defend themselves and their families. He intends to pass a new “universal background checks” bill and a new tax on gun owners, which will disproportionately impact lower-income Americans.
This past week, Schmidt penned a letter and sent it to President Biden, criticizing his recent statement calling for more gun-control laws. With Biden’s decades in public office and a long anti-gun record, Schmidt doesn’t expect to change the president’s mind with a single letter. But what he intends to do is establish the USCCA’s position to the president.
Schmidt did this for two reasons. First, the USCCA is acting as a voice for its more than 560,000 members and the millions of gun owners facing the threat of this anti-gun legislation, declaring that they will not budge on their natural-born right to self-defense. Second, the letter conveys the importance of passing national concealed carry reciprocity in the U.S. Both of these causes run deeper than party loyalty. Every American has a fundamental right to defend himself or herself and his or her family.
You can watch the entire Newsmax TV interview here.