USCCA Statement on Ohio State University Attack

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 28, 2016

USCCA President Tim Schmidt Offers Condolences to Victims of University Attack

West Bend, WI – United States Concealed Carry Association Founder & President Tim Schmidt has released the following statement regarding today’s attack on the campus of Ohio State University

“Our thoughts are with the victims of today’s cowardly attack on the campus of Ohio State University and we pray for their quick recovery. We also commend the quick and courageous actions of the armed campus police officer who engaged and neutralized the attacker. As all of us learn more about this latest attack and assess what can be done to prevent future injuries or loss of life, it should not go ignored that the students and faculty affected today were left without the right to protect themselves, since state law prohibits law-abiding citizens from carrying a concealed weapon on campus. While everyone is grateful that a law enforcement officer was quickly on the scene today, that is often not the case, and it is sadly too often that laws like these make innocent citizens in ‘gun-free’ zones the target of those with bad intentions. It’s our hope that lawmakers in Ohio and across the country will reconsider these irrational laws and give law-abiding Americans the opportunity to defend themselves and others.”

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