Engineer Turned Entrepreneur Tim Schmidt Featured in the Wall Street Journal

Tim Schmidt, concealed carry expert, was recently seen in the Wall Street Journal as part of the feature “Portraits of Success.”

West Bend, WI – April 24, 2015 – Tim Schmidt, President and Founder of the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), was recently seen in the Wall Street Journal as the focus of the feature presented by America’s PremierExperts® titled “Portraits of Success.” The piece that ran in the April 15th edition showcases how the USCCA has become the Nation’s ultimate concealed carry resource, dedicated to educating, training and insuring responsibly armed Americans. Tim is also the President and CEO of Delta Defense, LLC.

In the Wall Street Journal Tim Schmidt remarked, “Everyone has defining moments in their lives—times when normal, everyday events end up having a lifelong impact. I’ll never forget those first couple of days after my son Tim Jr. was born. My mind was flooded with all kinds of new thoughts and feelings: joy, amazement and wonder, gratitude and responsibility...along with feelings of fear and frustration. I was completely overwhelmed by the idea that I was now responsible in every way for this new little life. How could I do everything in my power to provide for him? To protect him (and my wife) from the evil that will always exist in our world? I knew I wasn’t the only one asking questions like this...but I wasn’t able to find the answers I was looking for. That’s really what sparked the creation of the USCCA. It’s a place for people to start—and continue on—their concealed carry journey with a lot of guidance and without judgment.”

In June of 2011, the USCCA changed the course of concealed carry and self-defense history with the introduction of their revolutionary Self-Defense SHIELD, an insurance-backed criminal and civil liability benefit that provides legal and financial assistance to members in the aftermath of a self-defense shooting. An American-based, nationally renowned billion dollar insurance company underwrites the policy for all members. Schmidt spent the better part of a year working with dozens of lawyers and insurance companies to create a solution to address the scary aftermath of a justified self-defense shooting—one that would give any law-abiding citizen who responsibly defends himself and his family a fighting chance in court.

Though Self-Defense SHIELD is perhaps the most crucial benefit of being a member
of the USCCA, the organization offers other resources designed to help responsibly armed Americans navigate the concealed carry lifestyle, including an extensive collection of helpful videos and guides, an active blog, a helpful CCW reciprocity tool, and a brand-new eLearning platform that brings firearms and self-defense training into the home.

The Wall Street Journal feature also included a brief personal Q&A section, where Tim answered questions such as “What do you and your family like to do in your spare time?” “What are some of your favorite books?” and “What is the best advice anyone ever gave you?”

Schmidt has no doubts about the fact that his organization is making a difference across the nation. “It’s such a blessing to do something meaningful that impacts the lives of thousands of like-minded Americans who, like me, will do anything to ensure their loved ones are protected.”

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