Pennsylvania Second Amendment Rally SpeakersLast Updated: 03/21/2018
The following guests will be speaking at this years rally.
Tim Schmidt - USCCA President & Founder
Tim Schmidt attended Michigan Tech University where he earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1994.
In 2003, Tonnie Schmidt and Tim Schmidt founded Delta Defense and the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) and began publishing a self-defense magazine that focused on responsible firearms ownership. This magazine grew into a national association providing self-defense education, training and legal protection to its members.
The USCCA has more than 285,000 members and 1.8 million newsletter subscribers. Delta Defense employs over 170 people in 12 states and was named to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Cam Edwards - Host of NRA-TV's Cam & Company
Cam Edwards is the host of Cam & Co. on NRATV and SiriusXM Patriot 125. Since 2004, he’s provided the latest 2nd Amendment news and information from across the country for three hours a day, five days a week. Pennsylvania features prominently in that coverage, dating back to the days of former Philadelphia mayor John Street blaming concealed carry holders for the rise in Philadelphia homicides and continuing on through today’s efforts to defend against sweeping semi-auto bans and to push for statewide firearms pre-emption laws with teeth.
Cam lives on a small farm not far from Farmville, Virginia with his wife and kids. When he’s not on the air you can likely find him caring for his “bacon seeds”, goats, chickens and garden.. unless he’s plinking or taking aim at clay targets.
Erich Pratt - President of Gun Owners of America
Erich Pratt is the Executive Director for Gun Owners of America, where he has been employed since 1990. GOA is a national grassroots organization representing more than 1.5 million Americans dedicated to promoting their Second Amendment freedom to keep and bear arms.
GOA lobbies for the pro-gun position in Washington, DC and is involved in firearm issues in the states. GOA’s work includes providing legal assistance to those involved in lawsuits with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the federal firearms law enforcement agency.
Pratt has appeared on numerous national radio and TV programs such as NBC’s Today Show, MSNBC, CNN, CBS and Fox Cable News. His columns have appeared in newspapers across the country, including USA Today.
In addition to authoring a book, Bearing Arms: Our Rights, Our Duties & Our Freedoms, he is the author of a civil government textbook, The Constitutional Recipe for Freedom.
Kelly Ann Pidgeon – Owner of Armed & Feminine
Kelly is the owner of ARMED and Feminine, LLC, a company specializing in firearms training for women and youth. She also has a YouTube channel, multiple social media forums and has been a returning guest on the Stinchfield show on NRA TV. Gear-report.com and Concealed Nation are also outlets for which she writes. She has also had articles published in USCCA’s Concealed Carry Magazine.
Her company has trained over 700 women and youth in just four short years in firearms and personal safety, where the students ranged in age from 11-83.
Kelly is a 2A advocate, being the Pennsylvania representative for the DC Project, a non-partisan group of 50 women, one from each state, who meet annually with lawmakers in Washington on 2A issues. Kelly has most recently become a speaker at public events and rallies and was recently a keynote speaker at the Pittsburgh gun rally in January of 2019.
Kelly has a Master degree in Health Administration and a Bachelor degree in Health Information Management from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a certified USCCA instructor, NRA instructor, Well Armed Woman instructor, an ICE certified Defensive Firearms Coach and a certified ALiCE Instructor for Active Shooter Training. Kelly is also the The Well Armed Woman state leader for PA and Regional Trainer for three states.
Daryl Metcalfe - State Representative District 12
Elected in 1999, Rep. Metcalfe has fought tirelessly for the rights of Pennsylvania citizens to lawfully possess firearms.
As a pro-active leader in protecting Constitutional Freedoms in the Commonwealth, Rep. Metcalfe will once again share his unique insights on the issues facing gun owners and law enforcement.