Tim Schmidt, President & Founder of the U.S. Concealed Carry Association, Available for Commentary
Lawmakers are crediting Capitol Police with acting quickly to prevent the shooting at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday from becoming "a massacre." House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot in the hip by a gunman who opened fire at the practice in Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday morning. At least three others were also injured including two Capitol Police officers, a security source said. Scalise's office said the lawmaker is undergoing surgery and in stable condition, adding: "He is grateful for the brave actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues."
"On behalf of the US Concealed Carry Association, the victims of today's attack in Alexandria, VA are in our hearts and prayers," said Tim Schmidt, Founder & President of the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA). "The United States Capitol Police should be commended for their heroism in the line of fire and protecting our elected officials, congressional staff and area residents. Sadly, this is another reminder that we continue to live in a dangerous world and there are those who wish to harm innocent, law-abiding Americans, but it's heartening to hear the stories of brave men and women standing up and protecting those around them. We will continue to pray for their swift recovery."
The U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) provides education, training and self-defense insurance to responsible American gun owners. Headquartered in West Bend, WI, the USCCA is the largest and fastest-growing association whose sole focus is the responsibly armed American.