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USCCA Sets the Record Straight on “Red Flag” Legislation

USCCA Continues To Oppose Legislative Efforts Aimed At Stripping Americans of Their 2A Rights Without Due Process

The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), which provides education, training and self-defense protection to more than 300,000 responsible American gun owners across the country, said today that it will continue to oppose any legislative efforts at the state and federal level that seek to strip law-abiding Americans of their Second Amendment rights without due process.

This comes as anti-gun groups are pressuring lawmakers in a number of states to pass so-called “Red Flag” laws – which are also referred to as Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) – and some have inaccurately suggested the USCCA would support these efforts.

USCCA President and Founder Tim Schmidt said today that the USCCA will continue to stand behind any law-abiding, responsibly-armed American who faces an unfounded “Red Flag” situation and will oppose legislative efforts that allow for the confiscation of firearms without due process. “We must ensure that dangerous persons with mental illnesses do not have access to firearms, but that cannot come at the expense of allowing our government to target law-abiding Americans and confiscate their firearms without due process,” Schmidt said today.

“Many of the so-called ‘red flag’ laws under consideration by various states would make it far too easy for bad actors to abuse them and target innocent people. Imagine, for example, losing your right to self-protection simply because someone with an axe to grind against you falsely claims you’re a danger. Many of these legislative proposals are nothing more than backdoor efforts by the anti-gun lobby to strip law-abiding Americans of their God-given right to self-defense, and the USCCA will continue to oppose them.”

Schmidt also noted in a new video that he recorded and shared with USCCA members today that the USCCA has been voicing its serious concern with “red flag” laws that have been passed by states like California for the last several years now including in a January 2018 message to USCCA members where he wrote, “Therein lies the ‘extreme risk of ERPOs: relying on feelings to potentially strip an individual of his or her constitutional right to keep and bear arms — all while neglecting due process.”

USCCA Concealed Carry Expo 2018

Yesterday kicked off the annual USCCA Concealed Carry Expo in Louisville, KY. The Expo is a consumer show that is open to the public that features a variety of products that are used in concealed carry of deadly weapons. Everything from weapons to holsters to clothing will be featured on the show floor. The event offers a variety of seminars from industry experts; many are included with the price of admission, however, many are paid courses. Some of the seminar topics include: Skills To Win A Gunfight, Mental & Legal Aspects of Self-Defense, Self-Defense Law & Women, When NOT To Pull A Gun, and many Q&A Panels that cover all aspects of concealed carry.

The Expo will also have a demonstration stage that will attendees to get some quick, and free training sessions on everything from applying a tourniquet to pistol skills to situational awareness. There will also live-fire shooting ranges (using less lethal options to fire) to allow users to test handguns and a showroom for women-friendly products.

The event is held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY. The show opens at 9:00 AM today and 10:00 AM on Sunday. Tickets are available at the door ($10 for USCCA members and $15 for non-members). Parking is not included in the ticket price and costs $8 per vehicle (buses are $20).

 

If you did not pre-register for the show, tickets are still available at the door.

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