The U.S. Concealed Carry Association Applauds Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for Signing Constitutional Carry Bill into Law
Encourages All Law-Abiding Texas Gun Owners to Prioritize Firearm Safety and Training to Protect Themselves and Their Loved Ones at All Times
West Bend, WI – The U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) today commended Texas Governor Greg Abbott for signing HB 1927 – a “constitutional carry” bill – into law, making Texas the 21st state to allow responsibly-armed Americans to carry concealed handguns without a permit. The bill allows Texas residents who are not prohibited from owning a firearm to carry a handgun without a permit, which is already allowed in the state of Texas for the concealed carrying of long guns.
“We applaud Governor Abbott for taking this important step to recognize Texans’ natural born right to self-defense. Texas now joins a growing number of states in upholding its citizens’ Constitutionally protected rights while understanding that responsibly-armed citizens can make our communities safer,” said U.S. Concealed Carry Association President and Founder Tim Schmidt. “Today, the USCCA remains dedicated to educating Americans on firearm safety and their Constitutional right to carry a gun. However, we believe the requirement to be responsible with a firearm is not linked directly to a permit. In reality, the requirement to be responsible is never-ending, and we encourage all responsible gun owners to make safety and training a priority in Texas and across the nation.”
The USCCA has seen increased demand for firearm safety and training courses as millions of new gun owners across the country are taking the responsibility of their safety into their own hands. The association now has almost 600,000 members, including over 47,200 in Texas and growing, and has experienced exponential growth in education and training over the last year. In the last year alone, over 2,000 new USCCA instructors have joined the ranks of 10,000 instructors across the country.
To schedule an interview with USCCA President Tim Schmidt please contact Keeley Christensen at [email protected]
About the USCCA. The U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) is an association of responsible armed Americans whose members get exceptional self-defense education, lifesaving training, and self-defense liability insurance, preparing them for the before, during and after of a lawful act of self-defense. The USCCA is the largest, fastest-growing self-defense association dedicated to responsible gun owners.
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