U.S. Concealed Carry Association President and Founder Tim Schmidt hosted New York Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY22) for an online broadcast to speak about why she became such a staunch supporter of the right to bear arms, the self-defense awakening in our country, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen and more. You can view the interview here.

Standing Up For Your Rights

Rep. Claudia Tenney recently led 175 of her House colleagues in an amicus brief to the SCOTUS to defend the right to concealed carry under the Second Amendment. She is an accomplished attorney, longtime small-business owner and the mother of a U.S. Marine reservist. She is also an advocate of the Second Amendment and a gun enthusiast. Rep. Tenney understands the significant role gun rights have played in New York State’s history and is working to safeguard the rights of all responsibly armed Americans in the U.S.

New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen is the first major gun-rights case to go before the SCOTUS in more than a decade. It’s challenging a New York State concealed carry law that requires an individual to demonstrate “proper cause” to receive a concealed carry permit. Currently, a person who doesn’t have what the state deems a “special need for self-protection” can be denied a permit. And there are millions of other Americans living in states besides New York who would love to be able to exercise their right to bear arms in self-defense but can’t. That’s because the states they live in refuse to recognize that right. Fortunately, there are politicians like Rep. Tenney standing up for them.

No Small Number

Currently, there are more than 600,000 USCCA Members and 2.3 million newsletter subscribers. According to the 2021 National Firearms Survey conducted by William English of Georgetown University, over 81.4 million Americans aged 18 and over own firearms. It’s our goal to provide all these American gun owners with the best training and education. This includes keeping them informed about the major gun-related cases in the U.S. New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen will have a profound impact on gun owners. The hope is that the SCOTUS justices will appreciate that New York’s concealed carry law is restrictive and unconstitutional and will make the proper ruling.

View the full interview here.