USCCA Underlines Importance Of Firearms Training & Self Defense Education During Difficult Times
USCCA President Discusses Second Amendment Awakening That Is Sweeping The Nation Amidst Heightened Unrest & Uncertainty
WEST BEND, WI – Throughout the continued civil unrest across the country – whether in Kenosha, Portland, St. Louis or elsewhere – it is critical that all Americans have a sense of security and the ability to protect themselves and those around them when faced with a variety of situations. The USCCA – which is the largest and fastest growing organization in the country focused on providing self-defense education, training and legal protection for more than 450,000 responsible American gun owners – is actively working for those who exercise their Constitutional right to self-protection while encouraging all responsible gun owners, particularly first-time purchasers, to take the appropriate education and training courses.
In case you missed it, USCCA President and Founder Tim Schmidt joined Stephanie Hamill, host of ‘In Focus’ on One American News Network, noting, “[W]e’ve seen millions and millions… of new gun owners across the country… just by owning a gun doesn’t make you proficient with it. You need to have good training and education so you know what you can and can’t do… We are here to create responsible firearm owners.”
- “[when] the the Kenosha riots happened, that really hit home to me. So close to our headquarters here in Wisconsin. All across the country, many Americans are having the same feeling, ‘my goodness this could happen in my town.’ And that’s why we’ve seen millions and millions, I believe it’s over five million new gun owners across the country. Part of me gets excited about that but part of me gets a little nervous, because just by owning a gun [it] doesn’t make you proficient with it. You need to have good training and education so you know what you can and can’t do… We are here to create responsible firearm owners.”
- “I remember the middle of March when coronavirus started to kickoff and we instantly saw a spike of 30 percent daily basis of new members… people were just uncertain and uncertainty leads to fear, and quite frankly when you’re fearful, you think about ‘Hey, I need to protect my family and loved ones,’ and I’ll say… I don’t care what side of the aisle you’re on… everybody wants safety and security for their families.”
For the eighth consecutive month in a row, there have been record firearm related background checks. The month of August saw over 3.11 million background checks by the FBI – setting the record for the most checks in the month of August to date. This comes as more and more Americans across the nation are understanding their Second Amendment rights – even causing shortages of supply in some areas – amidst growing uncertainty due to COVID-19 and civil unrest that continues across the nation.