The National Rifle Association (NRA) has officially uninvited the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) from their Annual Meetings in Atlanta this year. This decision was apparently made within the last week, and has left many in the firearms community wondering “what gives.” Here’s a link to the NRA 2017 Annual Meeting showing the absence of the USSCA from the approved vendors list.
Prior to this announcement the NRA and USCCA had seemingly worked very closely together to advance firearms training, education, safety, and individual rights for firearms owners. This was particularly true in the rapidly changing concealed carry landscape, made even more ripe with that change in every State to allow concealed carry. It will be very interesting to watch this apparent schism develop, and see where it takes two of America’s largest firearm owner associations.