Save the Second

2019

Save the Second was organized for a very limited purpose.

To build a stronger, healthier National Rifle Association.

Five discrete goals

  1. Smaller Board
  2. Term Limits
  3. Director Attendance
  4. Member Engagement
  5. Exclusive 2A Focus

Sonny Jones

 

  • 1988 attended (the third) Gun Rights Policy Conference GRPC
  • Feb 1989 launched Women & Guns
    was inspired  after covering the Gun Rights Policy Conference for Machine Gun News
  • Sonny wrote almost the entire first issue herself, 16 pages of black and white print with no ads, with a focus on an in-depth feature article on concealed- carry options for women.
  •  Fall of 1989 2nd Amendment foundation acquired Women & Guns
  • 1989 – 1991 Sunny moved to Washington & remained editor of W&G
  • 1991 started to work for the NRA
  • Oct 1993 NRA “Refuse to Be a Victim.” began
  • 1994 appointed to Womens Personal Safety Office

Marion P. Hammer

April 26, 1939

Grandmother, 2A Activist

  • She learned to shoot “squirrels and rabbits for dinner” with a .22 bolt-action single-shot rifle
  • Florida’s top gun lobbyist
  • 1974 – Present – NRA lobbyist from Florida
  • 1976 – Today – Runs the Unified Sportsmen of Florida (USF)
  • 1987 – Lobbied for Florida concealed-carry (CCW) 
  • 1988 – creator of the NRA Eddie Eagle Program
  • Created the Range Protection Act.
  • 1993 – Outstanding Community Service Award from National Safety Council
  • 1995 to 1998 – 1st female president of the National Rifle Association NRA
  • 2005 – Florida Women’s Hall of Fame
  • 2005 – Involved in the Florida Stand-your-ground law – “one of the chief architects”  first to be passed in the United States

Clifford “Neal” Knox

(June 20, 1935 – January 17, 2005)
– 1966 testified before Congressional committees at least fifty times, before the House Subcommittee on Crime against what eventually became the Gun Control Act of 1968
– 1977 The NRA Cincinnati Revolt

– 1978-1982 Executive Director of NRA Institute for Legislative Action (ILA)
– 1984 Founder & chairman of the Firearms Coalition
– founding editor of Gun Week

– editor of Handloader Magazine
– founding editor of Rifle Magazine– – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neal_Knox

Hubert Leon “Bill” Richardson

December 28, 1927 –  January 13, 2020 (92)

  • Born in Terre Haute, Indiana
  •  married to his beloved late wife Barbara for 57 years
  • served in the United States Navy in World War II
  • – 1975 founded The Gun Owners of America (GOA)
  • – founded Gun Owners of California
  • – 1966-1989 California state senator
    career was primarily focused on the preservation and protection of the Second Amendment
  • – Chair the Senate Fish and Game Committee
  • extraordinary hunter and dedicated to the conservation of California game
  • – NRA board of director
  • Author: “Confrontational Politics” 
  • – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._L._Richardson