USCCA Statement Regarding Pittsburgh Gun Control Proposals

April 2, 2019

WEST BEND, WI – The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) today released the below statement following the Pittsburgh City Council’s passage of broad gun control legislation as the organization readies for its annual expo in Pittsburgh from May 17 to 19:

“This misguided legislation will do little to prevent future tragedies and, by disarming law-abiding citizens, could even make it easier for murderous maniacs to carry out horrific attacks like the one that took place at the Tree of Life Synagogue last year,”  said Tim Schmidt, Founder & President of the USCCA.

“We invite every member of the city council to join us as the USCCA holds its annual expo in Pittsburgh next month, so they can see for themselves how responsible gun owners often serve as the first line of defense in active shooter situations.  We all share a common goal of preventing future tragedies, but instead of passing laws that infringe upon law-abiding Americans’ Second Amendment rights and make us less safe, government at all levels should focus on empowering responsibly armed Americans to defend themselves and others from those who wish to attack innocent human life.”

Click Here To Learn More About USCCA’s Upcoming Expo in Pittsburgh

The Expo, which is expected to draw over 10,000 attendees from across the country, is a consumer show dedicated to opening a world of tactical ingenuity, education, and training to responsible gun owners.  It will offer over 70 safe and practical seminars from industry experts, a FREE live-fire shooting range to test new handguns and a huge selection of gear, services and information from USCCA’s trusted industry partners.

For more information and to register please visit the expo website

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.

To schedule an interview with USCCA President Tim Schmidt please contact