Second Amendment Institute Press Releases


brenna spencer named premier director of millennial engagement for sai


In efforts to better combat radical gun-control ideologies on college campuses, and to better reach millennials, the Second Amendment Institute launched a new Director position in August, Director of Millennial Engagement.

Brenna Spencer is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. Since taking her viral graduation gun photo in April 2018, Brenna has garnered more than 200,000 followers on social media and has become a prominent figure for the Second Amendment.

Brenna’s activism has been featured on Fox News, NRA TV, and many more.

Check out Brenna’s social media pages: Facebook PageTwitterInstagram


SAI expands board of directors, welcoming new members

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On Friday, August 16, former NRA Board of Directors Member Timothy Knight and Gun Freedom Radio host Cheryl Todd, accepted their nominations to the Board of Directors of the Second Amendment Institute.

Tim and Cheryl join current SAI Board of Director Members Kaya Jones, Senator Elbert Lee Guillory, Maj Toure, KaLeigh Lang and George Lyon.

tuesday, AUGUST 6, 2019

SAI OFFICIAL position on red flag laws

Washington, DC — President of the Second Amendment Institute Tyler Yzaguirre stated the following on behalf of the organization:

It has been the long-standing position of the Second Amendment Institute (SAI) to reject any form of Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs), more commonly known as “Fred Flag Laws.”

Red Flag Laws are not only a stain on our Constitutional Republic, but also a violation of our Second Amendment rights and Due Process.

Our country was founded on the principle that one is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Red Flag Laws negate this presumption of innocence and replace it with the presumption of guilt.

Red Flag Laws are inconsistent with Due Process and allow for the confiscation of firearms from innocent Americans.

SAI will stand firm against Red Falg Laws and anyone who supports them.”



Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to the families and victims of the recent mass murder tragedies in our country, as well as the communities of El Paso and Dayton.

Everyone at the Second Amendment Institute is proud of the courage shown by first responders and others offering their help during this time of need.

SAI is dedicated to the safe and lawful use of firearms by those exercising their Second Amendment rights.

SAI will not participate in the politicizing of these tragedies.

As always, SAI will work in good faith to manifest real solutions that protect us all from those who commit these horrific acts, while simultaneously protecting our Second Amendment rights.


MONDAY, JULY 1, 2019


On Sunday, June 30, SAI President Tyler Yzaguirre and Board Member Maj Toure spoke with national Second Amendment champions Mark Keith Robinson, Sheriff Mike Lewis, Cheryl Todd and Adam Kraut, to over 500 Delaware Gun Rights Member at the Delaware capitol building in Dover Delaware.

Delaware Gun Rights, launched in 2018 by Mitch Denham, is a pro-Second Amendment grassroots organization that combats gun control legislation across the state of Delaware, and since it’s founding, has recruited over 15,000 members across the state of Delaware.

Yzaguirre focused on the national issue of gun control and the importance of DGR’s energy spreading across state lines, while Toure focused on the importance of getting up close and personal with elected officials and letting them know they’re not wanted.

The event ran from 4-6pm on the stairs of Delaware’s capital building.

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Wednesday, april 10, 2019

SAI returns to it’s roots through revamp of Students for the Second Amendment

In December, 2014 at the University of Delaware, SAI President Tyler Yzaguirre launched Students for the Second Amendment.

A Registered Student Organization like none other, which quickly grabbed national headlines, and maintained an active roster list of more than 120 Blue Hen Students.

During the inaugural Executive Board’s term, they hosted Katie Pavlich - which sparked national outrage and protests from Black Lives Matter - and also forced the university’s hand into writing SF2A a $500 check for “ammunition” to Cabela’s.

SAI will continue its ongoing revitalization of Students for the Second Amendment, nationally, while University of Delaware chapter continues to thrive.


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

sai president launches political podcast exposing capitol hill corruption

On January 15, Tyler Yzaguirre launched his political podcast “The Right Take”, which takes aim at exposing DC’s political corruption and gives outsiders an exclusive inside scoop to the swamp. Tyler will be joined by nationally syndicated political commentators, political experts, and Members of Congress.

For too long, Washington DC has been exposed to and influenced by shady closed door deals, and various forms of corruption. The Right Take will publish “Corruption Files” on Congressional Members, exposing where their true allegiances lie and which special interest groups have control over them.

The Right Take will also cover general political topics such as the current political climate, elections, and policy issues. Expert guests will give their inside scoop to listeners, giving them truth and nothing but the truth, to how politics actually work.




As of January 3, 2019, tickets for the premier annual student conference of SAI and S4SD went on sale to the general public.

Defending Freedom Action Summit presents students and young professionals with the opportunity to network with more than 350 patriotic Americans who have a passion to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution.

Additionally, DFAS touts a stellar lineup of Conservative and Libertarian leaders from across the country, including headliners such as Pastor Darrell Scott of President Trump's team, Harlan Hill of Fox News and the Trump 2020 Advisory Board, and Lauren Cooley, an editor of the Washington Examiner.

Tickets currently range from $25 - $500, with an increase on February 1st.

Those who want to attend are encouraged to promptly purchase their tickets, due to limited availability.

Questions and comments should be directed to Alex DeGarmo, Regional Field Coordinator of Students for Self-Defense. Alex can be reached at




Through an unanimous vote of SAI Board Members, Maj Toure of Black Guns Matter officially accepted his invitation to join SAI’s Board of Directors.

According to BGM Facebook Page: Black Guns Matter educates people in urban communities on their second amendment rights and responsibilities through firearms training and education.

Maj has been featured on Fox News numerous times to discuss the pressing issue of the need to educate urban communities on their second amendment rights, and right to self-defense.

Maj will bring a unique insight to SAI’s Board of Directors.

It is important that urban America be highly represented in the Second Amendment community. Joining the board of the Second Amendment Institute is another step in that direction.” -Maj Toure, Founder of Black Guns Matter.

Maj will be joining several other notable second amendment champions such as, Kaya Jones (National Diversity Coalition for President Trump), and retired State Senator Elbert Lee Guillory.

Maj has raised over $150,000 in two years for second amendment education. He continues to tour the country, and teaches in urban communities.

For questions, please contact Chris Hunt, Director of External Operations, at


monday, september 10, 2018

sai kicks off national students for self-defense tour

On Wednesday, September 5, Students for Self-Defense a project of the Second Amendment Institue, launched it's national college campus tour at West Chester University. 

Students for Self-Defense educates, recruits, and activates college students to overturn harmful and oppressive anti-self-defense policies on their college campus. 

In 2018, more than 50% of America's top 100 universities experienced extreme hikes in crime on campus. Yet these same universities continue to oppress and victimize their students through restrictive self-defense policies, such as pepper spray bans.

While West Chester University's S4SD chapter is thriving, the national organization still needs your help to continue the national tour, and bring an end to harmful policies. 

With the help of the Leadership Institute's Field Representative for Pennsylvania, Seven Surack, more than 120 WCU Rams signed up for their chapter of S4SD.

You can learn more about the cause here

Tuesday, august 21, 2018


The tragic death of Mollie Tibbetts reminds us that we must continue to fight for self-defense rights.

As citizens must work to prevent such tragedies.

Mollie was a college student at the University of Iowa, residing in a state that does not allow her to carry a concealed weapon at the age of 20, and furthermore does not allow campus carry.

In a world that the radical left wants to continue to allow in illegal immigrants, like the one that murdered Mollie, and destroy our hardworking law enforcement, now more than ever we need to fight for our God-given right to self-defense.

The Second Amendment Institute extends its deepest condolences to Mollie Tibbetts's family and joins the nation in mourning.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

sai joins patriot picket to defend 2a against march 4 our lives gun grabbers at nra hq

On Saturday, 8/4, your Second Amendment Institute joined Maryland's Patriot Picket, and took on the face of tyranny head on. March 4 Our Lives, a national gun-control organization funded by billionaire bullies Michael Bloomberg and George Soros, gathered at the NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, VA in protest against the NRA. Ironically, the building was completely empty. 

SAI and the Patriot Picket shined the light of freedom into the face of darkness by engaging freedom hating gun-grabbers. SAI President Tyler Yzaguirre spoke to more than a dozen gun-control advocates in order to find out where the stood on the gun issue. The overwhelming majority of those who Tyler and Dick spoke to, said they want complete disarmament of law-abiding citizens. 

Fairfax County Police set up unconstitutional DMZ and free speech zones, and threatened to arrest those who crossed the border more than once after 12pm. 

Patriot Picket leader Jeff Hulbert was arrested in the DMZ zone, for exercising his Constitutional right to freedom of speech under the First Amendment. His court date is 8/28. 

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For questions, please contact Chris Hunt, Director of External Operations, at


Tuesday, july 10, 2018

sai supports judge kavanaugh for u.s. supreme court

SAI stands with President Trump and his selection for nominee to the United States Supreme Court. Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a true defender of the Constitution and will protect our Second Amendment rights. 

His history of defending our Constitutional rights has been unmatched since Justice Antonin Scalia. 

Throughout his judicial career, Judge Kavanaugh has ruled on a number of Second Amendment-related cases during his time on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, which included a detailed account agreeing with Heller from D.C. v. Heller (2008).

For questions, please contact Chris Hunt, Director of External Operations, at

Sunday, july 8, 2018

march 4 our rights recap

On Saturday, July 7, nearly one hundred second amendment supporters came together for the Washington, D.C. March 4 Our Rights rally.

Speakers included Morgan Sachs, DC Director of March 4 Our Rights, Tyler Yzaguirre, President of SAI, Emily Valentine, CEO of Style Me Tactical, Diante Johnson, President of the Black Conservative Federation, Ryan Fournier, Chairman of Students for Trump, and Jessie Jane Duff.

From the Washington Post, “Organizers say they feel as though their right to bear arms is in danger and that the wave of gun-control activism could lead to certain types of guns being banned. The students are calling for the safe, responsible use of guns. They would like to see increased security in schools, including armed guards.”

Sister marches were held in Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

The DC rally began at 2:20pm and concluded at 4:20pm.

For questions, please contact Chris Hunt, Director of External Operations, at


Monday, June 18, 2018

President of SAI set to address the DC Women's Project

On Friday, June 22, SAI President Tyler Yzaguirre will speak at the DC Project’s rally at the U.S. Capitol from 2pm – 3:30pm.

The DC Project brings 50 women, one from every state, to Washington, DC, to meet legislators and reveal the faces and the stories of second amendment supporters.

Other speakers include:

Stacey Washington, Nikki Goeser, Amanda Suffecool, and others.

For questions, please contact Chris Hunt, Director of External Operations, at 

Wednesday, may 16, 2018

President of SAI named chief STRATEGY director of march 4 our rights

In a joint effort to spread the pro-second amendment message among college students, and offer them an alternative to the gun-control camp, March 4 Our Rights, named Tyler Yzaguirre, Chief Strategy Director. Tyler will be working closely with with March 4 Our Rights Board Members and national officers to promote a national pro-gun message and implement strategies to recruit high school and college students. 

March 4 Our Rights, a national 501c3 Non-Profit organization was founded in response to the National March For Our Lives rally, which focused on a very strong gun control agenda, and urging elected officials to implement a new wave of gun control. 

Several March 4 Our Rights rallies are scheduled throughout the country for July 7, 2018. Full information can be found at the March 4 Our Rights website and tax-deductible contributions can be made at this link

Wednesday, may 2, 2018

President of sai gives electrifying speech at delaware 2a rally in april

On April 14, 2018, Tyler Yzaguirre delivered an electrifying speech to a crowd of more than 1,000 gun-rights activists in Dover, Delaware. 
Other speeches included remarks from Diante Johnson, President of the Black Conservative Federation, and Kaya Jones, member of the National Diversity Coalition. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

President Trump adviser, kaya jones, official board member of sai

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, Ms. Kaya Jones officially joined the Board of Directors of the Second Amendment Institute.

Ms. Jones is a member of the National Diversity Coalition.

Ms. Jones has a solid track record of defending the Second Amendment and our Constitutional rights.

For questions or comments please reach out to SAI’s Director of External Affairs, Chris Hunt at