A Brief History AND MISSION

The Second Amendment Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in June 2016 by Tyler Yzaguirre. The organization’s mission is to educate, activate, and empower individuals to be effectively mobilized for the Second Amendment.

Since the founding, SAI has successfully expanded it’s reach to all corners of the country through it’s national college student program, Students for Self-Defense. Since Students for Self-Defense was launched in October 2016, more than 3,500 students have joined the ranks to fight for their self-defense rights on college campuses.

what DOES SAI DO?

The Second Amendment Institute's most important goal is to educate. In this way, SAI can combat attacks on all American's Constitutional right to bear arms, and aid in the prevention of inappropriate gun control measures. 

Disseminating facts also exposes unjustified and incorrect rhetoric. By sharing the truth, SAI may also change the hearts and minds of gun control advocates.

Meanwhile, SAI remains hard at work recruiting the next generation of Second Amendment supporters, including those that stand behind strengthening self-defense policies on college campuses. 

 

the team

Timothy Knight   Board of Directors

Timothy Knight
Board of Directors

Kaya Jones   Board of Directors

Kaya Jones
Board of Directors

Maj Toure   Board of Directors

Maj Toure
Board of Directors

KaLeigh Long   Board of Directors

KaLeigh Long
Board of Directors

Senator Elbert Lee Guillory   Board of Directors

Senator Elbert Lee Guillory
Board of Directors

George Lyon   Board of Directors

George Lyon
Board of Directors

Cheryl Todd   Board of Directors

Cheryl Todd
Board of Directors

Tyler Yzaguirre   President
Zakery Tretton   Vice President / CFO

Zakery Tretton
Vice President / CFO

Brenna Spencer   Dir. of Millennial Engagement

Brenna Spencer
Dir. of Millennial Engagement

Chris Hunt  Dir. of External Operations

Chris Hunt
Dir. of External Operations

Maggie Baldwin   Marketing Manager

Maggie Baldwin
Marketing Manager

Alex DeGarmo  Regional Field Director

Alex DeGarmo
Regional Field Director

Kenneth Paul  Senior Adviser

Kenneth Paul
Senior Adviser