Guns, Freedom & the American Dream

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Guns, Freedom & the American Dream

( – USCCA founder Tim Schmidt has released his first book, an autobiography titled “Guns, Freedom & the American Dream”. Not one to write a run-of-the-mill autobiography, Schmidt tells the real truth behind the formation of the United States Concealed Carry Association and Delta Defense. Through faith and perseverance, Tim has helped change the way America views responsibly armed citizens while building the USSCCA into an organization with over 100,000 active members and 130,000 subscribers to Concealed Carry magazine.

Guns Freedom and the American Dream
Guns, Freedom and the American Dream

“Tim is a personal hero of mine. He is a man I am honored to call a friend and he is truly a great American who will inspire and inform you. This is one of the most important books of our time. This is a story that gives important insight into the dominant political movement of our generation. This is the history of the incredible rise of the USCCA: a great organization, and a powerful innovative force for good in our nation. This is a shining example of the difference that one man can make in a free nation.” –Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, U.S. Army (Ret.) Author of “On Combat and On Killing” and “Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns” (with Glenn Beck)

“This book is about more than just the importance of gun rights. It’s more than a book about the birth of the United States Concealed Carry Association or Concealed Carry Magazine. It’s a story about the entrepreneurial spirit—about a man who had a vision and who refused to let that vision die, even when confronted by the overwhelming struggles of trying to start something from scratch. It’s a story about passion. It’s a story about failures and successes. But ultimately, it’s a story about Tim Schmidt: a man who truly understands the importance of freedom and who will never stop fighting for it. I’m incredibly proud to call him my friend.”– Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

Copies of “Guns, Freedom & the American Dream are now available for $22.00 on the USCCA web site at:

Consumers who order the book on-line will also receive a free copy of the Emmy nominated DVD “It’s Up To Me”, where Tim shares his personal and professional journey to form an organization that backs those who believe enough to take on the responsibility of defending their loved ones.

About the USCCA:

The U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) is the first and largest, member-owned association designed to educate, train, and insure responsibly armed Americans. USCCA members receive access to a wealth of industry information and insurance protection through its Self-Defense SHIELD program. The USCCA also provides expert advice, product information, and the latest news centered around the concealed carry lifestyle via email, social media, Concealed Carry Magazine, and their nationally syndicated radio program Armed American Radio.