USCCA Files Supreme Court Brief in Support of Second Amendment Right to Carry

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

West Bend, WI – The U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), 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 have similar laws that prevent responsible Americans from protecting themselves.

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"On behalf of the USCCA and its 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 oneself and one’s family against harm does not end outside one’s home. Every American has the right to protect himself or herself and his or her family 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 more than 315,000 petition 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.

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Praying for another 2A win here.




Sen. Ted Cruz and two dozen Senate Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, filed an amicus brief Tuesday in a Second Amendment case the Supreme Court is set to hear this fall, arguing that New York gun law violates the right to bear arms under the Constitution.

Cruz and his GOP colleagues filed a brief in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, which the Supreme Court granted cert for in April.

Let’s hope that the Court is following the Constitution and not influenced by the groups funded by the billionaire trash that’s undermining this country.


Man this is good news and let’s hope and pray for this to get passed. I’m glad USCCA jumped in on this.


Great! :+1:t3::+1:t3::us:




Thank you!


Our money doing work that matters :+1:t2:


Earlier this year, the Supreme Court decided to hear the NRA-ILA backed case challenging New York’s restrictive concealed-carry-licensing regime. And just last week, NRA-ILA filed the opening brief in this crucial case.

Today, NRA-ILA applauds the 43 amicus briefs filed supporting this case. Among these groups, NRA-ILA is heartened to see support from numerous elected officials including 176 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives led by Rep. Claudia Tenney (NY-22), 25 U.S. Senators led by Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), 26 Attorneys General led by Mark Brnovich (AZ) and Eric S. Schmitt (MO), and Governor Greg Abbott (TX).

NRA-ILA greatly appreciates this outpouring of support. These amicus briefs come from all types of groups and individuals interested in protecting the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. This support demonstrates the deeply held belief in this country that the Second Amendment is for all law-abiding citizens, not just the select few who are deemed worthy by the state, and does not stop at your front door.

The case is captioned New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen.

This is the type of group action that should have taken place a long time ago. Presenting a united front against the anti 2A groups that have the media in their pockets is a giant step in the right direction.


I think the briefs are still coming in.


Thank you


Welcome to the family brother @Shimon , glad you joined us.


Will be interesting to see how SCOTUS rules on this. They could rule broadly and stop a lot of the anti 2A BS going on in the Constitution violating States. Or they could rule very narrowly to avoid controversy and the increasing threat of court stacking by the Dems.


Sadly, this is a time when Scalia will be missed. He was an avid hunter and would cut through the snowflake BS about guns.


Even Scalia hedged his bets and ruled narrowly in the Heller decision. Unfortunately the 2A seems to be considered a second rate conditional right by most.


Welcome to the family @Shimon and you are in the right place at the right time.

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thank you Tim Excellent job you have my support


You are right that this type of united front from such organizations is due. I hope and pray that the supreme court will listen with open minds and the constitution at their core of thought.

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