Yes, the early seventies were a troubled times, times which I fear the current leadership is bringing back. I was an instrument helicopter flight instructor for a police departments. No hero for sure, the real heroes were the guys who did not get to come home.
I think a lot of grousing over USCCA is because subscribers did not read the fine print. USCCA is very clear about how they would cover legal fees. I asked USCCA a lot of questions and got straight answers. And I've experienced USCCA's 100% guaranteed satisfaction refund hassle free. I've also seen my questions posted in the Concealed Carry magazine. Give them a try. But I urge you to carefully investigate use of force insurance coverage providers. For me, my insurance coverage is a combination of two but thankfully they work together.
I also work with the NC sheriffs association to get clarification on questions of CCW permit rules, most recently the ability to drive onto school property while carrying and how to do securing of weapons. Get involved like youre doing and verify what you hear. Join conservative CCW associations. I stay away from extreme types and am more a quiet gray man in public.
Here's a gotcha. Nobody with a concealed carry permit can even drive onto a US Postal property parking lot, let alone enter any federal facility while carrying. This is an obscure postal federal statute. So, I park on on the street, lock my weapon in a locked compartment in my car before walking into a post office. BTW, I use gmail.com if you have any questions you don't want to post. Stay safe.
Living in NC, our state government is very supportive of the Second Amendment. Part of my EDC includes a Streamlight AAA pocket flashlight, OC/CS combo spray, a sharp knife available to my weak hand and in my car a first aid kit with Quick Clot and a tourniquet. Get to know your local police. As you know being an MP, our police need citizen support now more than ever. Best, Ken