December 6th, 2017
West Bend, WI – The United States Concealed Carry Association today applauded the work by lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 and urged the Senate to do the same so the President can sign the bill into law. Tim Schmidt, Founder and President of the United States Concealed Carry Association, made the following statement:
“Millions of law-abiding gun owners are right now applauding the work of Congressman Richard Hudson and all who have played a part in passing this important legislation in the U.S. House. Americans’ Constitutional rights should not end at state lines, which is why concealed carry reciprocity is both common-sense and long overdue,” said Tim Schmidt, Founder and President of the United States Concealed Carry Association. “
“Law-abiding citizens should have the right to defend themselves and their families at all times from criminals who do not follow our laws. Now that this bill has passed House, it’s critical for the Senate to act as well so President Trump can sign the bill into law,” Schmidt concluded.
USCCA has been urging legislators to follow through on their promise to pass national concealed carry reciprocity, which would ensure that concealed carry permits issued in one state would be considered valid in the other 49 states. U.S. Senator John Cornyn introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act through S.446 earlier this year and Congressman Richard Hudson did the same through the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 in H.R. 38. Both bills would ensure that concealed carry permits issued in one state would be respected in them all.
The U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) provides education, training and self-defense insurance 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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