USCCA Hits Back Against Gun Control Advocates Accusing Concealed Carry Permit Holders of Mass Shootings and Violence

Statics Show Concealed Carry Permit Holders Are Among Most Law-Abiding Citizens in America

West Bend, WI – Gun rights are once again under attack by anti-Second Amendment advocates, and today the Violence Policy Center (VPC) has come out with a misleading report accusing responsible concealed carry permit holders of committing mass shootings and killing police officers.

“Concealed carry permit holders are supposed to be the ‘good guys with guns,’ but our research shows that far too often the opposite is true, claimed VPC Legislative Director Kristen Rand. “Permit holders don’t stop mass shootings, they commit them. They don’t help protect law enforcement officers, they kill them.”

Studies released by this organization have been widely discredited in the past, and the report released today is more of the same. Gun rights organizations such as the United States Concealed Carry Association are pointing this out, and reminding the public that concealed carry permit holders are actually some of the most law-abiding citizens, even in studies including police officers.

“The anti-gun lobby and its front groups like the VPC will apparently stop at nothing to destroy Americans’ Second Amendment freedoms and that includes releasing false and misleading reports such as this,” said Tim Schmidt, President & Founder of the United States Concealed Carry Association. “This is truly shameful because the reality is that study after study has shown the exact opposite which is that concealed carry permit holders are among the most law-abiding and responsible members of our society. Instead of trying to scare the American people with phony statistics, the VPC should be apologizing to the millions of good, hard-working Americans who have taken the initiative to protect their families, friends and neighbors.”

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.

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