A Brief History

The Second Amendment Institute (SAI) was founded in April 2016 by individuals with a passion for the Second Amendment. To further enable growth, SAI reached out to Dick Heller, (U.S. Supreme Court, DC v. Heller 2008). He now serves on the Board of Directors.

After establishing a strong start-up team we worked with the Leadership Institute's guidance to begin developing relationships with students across America. As a result, SAI successfully launched "Students for Self-Defense" in October 2016.

Students for Self Defense now has more than a dozen college chapters, has recruited more than 2,000 students, and continues to grow.

The SAI team is closely affiliated with over twenty experts representing years of diversified experience in student activism, grassroots operations, fundraising, donor relations, and national non-profit work

 

Mission

The Second Amendment Institute educates, activates, and empowers indviduals to be effectively mobilzed for the Second Amendment through a national grassroots effort. 

 

what we 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. 

 

board members

Kaya Jones - Adviser to President Donald Trump 

Dick Heller - U.S. Supreme Court case, DC v. Heller (2008)

Senator Elbert Lee Guillory - LA State Senate (2009-2016), Navy (Retired), Civil Rights Movement 

KaLeigh Long - Conservative Leadership PAC, Executive Director 

George Lyon - Washington, D.C.'s premier Second Amendment Attorney

 

the team

 Kaya Jones  Board of Directors

Kaya Jones
Board of Directors

 KaLeigh Long  Board of Directors

KaLeigh Long
Board of Directors

 Dick Heller  Board of Directors

Dick Heller
Board of Directors

 George Lyon  Board of Directors

George Lyon
Board of Directors

 Senator Elbert Lee Guillory  Board of Directors

Senator Elbert Lee Guillory
Board of Directors

 Tyler Yzaguirre  President

Tyler Yzaguirre
President

 Zakery Tretton  CFO

Zakery Tretton
CFO

 Alex DeGarmo  Regional Field Director

Alex DeGarmo
Regional Field Director

 Sydney Jacobs  Communications Manager

Sydney Jacobs
Communications Manager

 Maggie Baldwin   Marketing Manager

Maggie Baldwin
Marketing Manager

 
 
 
 
 

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