USCCA President Tim Schmidt Welcomes Oklahoma Constitutional Carry Proposal

February 8, 2019

“Recognizing the Natural-Born Right to Self-Defense Is Affirmed by the Second Amendment.”

West Bend, WI –  The President and Founder of the U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), Tim Schmidt, welcomed the introduction and passage of Oklahoma House Bill 2597 out of the House Committee on Public Safety, urging the full body to send it to Governor Stitt as quickly as possible:

“Constitutional carry is about cutting the red tape away from responsible gun ownership and recognizing that the natural-born right to self-defense is affirmed by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution,” Schmidt said. “Study after study has shown that anti-Second Amendment gun-control laws do little to deter criminals from obtaining firearms and only restrict law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves and their families from bad actors. Members of the Oklahoma Legislature took a crucial step forward in allowing Oklahoma citizens to freely exercise their constitutional right to self-defense — uninhibited by government intervention. We applaud the bill’s rapid passage out of the House Committee on Public Safety and urge the full legislative body to pass the law and send it to Governor Stitt’s desk as soon as possible. Constitutional carry reforms that honor the intentions of our country’s most important document are a signal of a movement that citizens of the United States want a return to the basic freedoms guaranteed to them.”

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