The U.S. Concealed Carry Association Files Supreme Court Brief in Support of Secondment Amendment Right to Carry

Jul 21, 2021
The U.S. Concealed Carry Association Files Supreme Court Brief in Support of Secondment Amendment Right to Carry 

“It Is Every Americans’ Right To Keep Themselves And Their Families Safe At All Times” 

West Bend, WI – The U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), which is one of the fastest growing organizations in the country advocating for responsibly-armed Americans, announced today that in partnership with several other leading 2A organizations, it has filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, which the Court is set to hear this fall.  

The USCCA and other signatories on the brief wrote the Court today that “the right to carry outside the home is within the core of the right to ‘keep and bear arms’ protected by the Second Amendment” and as such, New York’s gun law violates the right to bear arms under the Constitution.  Currently, New York requires concealed carry applicants to demonstrate “proper cause” to carry a firearm.  California, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island also have similar laws which prevent responsible Americans from protecting themselves. 

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“On behalf of the USCCA and it’s more than 600,000 members, we believe it’s critical for every member of the Supreme Court to hear directly from us that the fundamental, natural-born right to defend yourself and your family against harm does not end outside one’s home.  Every American has the right to protect themselves and their families at all times, and it is long past time for the nation’s highest Court to affirm that,” USCCA President and Founder Tim Schmidt said today. 

Schmidt and the USCCA also remain outspoken in their support for national concealed carry reciprocity so that responsible citizens can exercise their right to self-defense while they are traveling or temporarily living away from home.  In recent weeks, the USCCA has gathered over 315,000petition signatures from Americans in support of national concealed carry reciprocity.  H.R. 38, The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2021, was recently introduced by U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) to allow law-abiding Americans to protect themselves and their families at all times by ensuring that a concealed carry permit in one state is recognized in other states that allow residents to carry. 

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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