USCCA President Tim Schmidt Welcomes Ohio Concealed Carry Measure

April 1, 2019

West Bend, WI – The President and Founder of the U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), which represents more than 300,000 law-abiding and responsibly-armed
Americans, today released the following statement in response to the introduction of House Bill 174, which would allow Ohioans to carry concealed weapons without first
obtaining a permit and expand the types of firearms that can be carried.

“Sixteen states have now adopted constitutional carry measures similar to the one Ohio is considering in order to keep their citizens safe,” said Tim Schmidt of the USCCA.
“There is now a recognition that responsibly-armed Americans are often the first line of defense in active shooter situations, and government at all levels should be supporting
them. Allowing law-abiding gun owners to protect themselves, their families and their fellow citizens from dangerous criminals unencumbered by red tape upholds the values
of the Second Amendment and makes our country a safer place.”
The USCCA, which is the largest and fastest growing association in the country whose sole focus is the responsibly-armed American, has almost 300,000 members in every
state, including many in Ohio. The organization provides education, training and self-defense protection to responsible American gun owners. Roughly one out of every four
Americans now own or have a gun in their home, and over 18 million Americans now have a concealed carry permit, including many women and minorities. Study after study
has shown that these Americans are among the most law-abiding citizens in the country and they have the necessary knowledge, training and experience to protect those
around them. 

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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