President Biden’s call for more gun control laws will make Americans less safe

Says policymakers should focus on expanding Americans’ right to self-defense

West Bend, WI – The US Concealed Carry Association, the nation’s largest and fastest growing self-defense association dedicated to responsible gun owners, responded to President Biden’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night in which he called for more anti-gun action. laws, instead of supporting responsibly armed Americans.

“There is no legislative solution that permanently solves the problem of gun violence, but history has already shown us what doesn’t work: more gun laws that ultimately target law-abiding citizens. , and not to the delinquents”. said Tim Schmidt, CEO and co-founder of the US Concealed Carry Association.

“Record numbers of Americans are realizing that they need to be prepared to protect themselves, and our elected leaders should be supporting them rather than demonizing them. Critical legislation like the national concealed carry reciprocity, which has already been introduced in Congress, would actually help make our communities safer, unlike the so-called “assault weapons ban.” Schmidt concluded.

In particular, the president’s new call for more restrictions on Americans’ right to self-defense came just a day after the release of a new ABC News/Washington Post poll showing that most Americans oppose the federal ban on “assault weapons.” In fact, the poll showed a 10-point increase in the opposition since the question was last asked in 2019.

To date, more than 350,000 Americans have signed a USCCA-sponsored petition urging their representatives in Washington to prioritize and help pass national concealed-carry reciprocity. Across the country there has been broad support for easing restrictions on law-abiding gun owners.

In 2022, the record gun sales trend also continued, as 31.5 million background checks were logged for firearm purchases. As sales skyrocketed, so did the demand for firearms safety and training courses.

About the USCCA.

The US Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) is an association of responsibly armed Americans whose members obtain exceptional self-defense education, life-saving training, and self-defense liability insurance, preparing them for before, during and after a legal act of self-defense. defending. The USCCA is the largest and fastest growing self-defense association dedicated to responsible gun owners.

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