Amy Swearer

  • 2017 – Graduated University of Nebraska College of Law
  • 2018 – Senior Legal Policy Analyst at The Heritage Foundation
  • Senior legal policy analyst in the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies

    Amy Swearer is a legal policy analyst and senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in the United States. Swearer’s work focuses on Second Amendment rights, criminal justice reform, and the intersection of law and policy.

    Swearer received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Patrick Henry College, where she studied government and strategic intelligence. After law school, she worked as a law clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and then as an attorney in private practice.

    Since joining The Heritage Foundation, Swearer has written and spoken extensively on Second Amendment issues, advocating for the protection of Americans’ right to keep and bear arms. She has also worked on criminal justice reform, arguing that the justice system should focus on rehabilitation rather than punishment.

    Swearer’s work has been featured in various media outlets, including Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, and National Review. She has testified before Congress on the Second Amendment and gun control legislation and has been a guest on numerous radio and television programs.

    Swearer’s accomplishments include helping to shape public policy and legal debates on Second Amendment rights and criminal justice reform. Her work has also influenced legislative proposals and has helped to inform public opinion on these important issues.

Lauren Hartnett

  • Second Amendment advocate
  • Paramedic in NYC for the last 12 years
    – on an ambulance responding to 911 calls throughout the city
    – as an educator training new EMTs
  • DC Project
  • New York State Leader for the DC Project
  • owner of Athena Defense Training
    – Staten Island
  • chapter facilitator for A Girl and A Gun
    – Staten Island
  • competes in local USPSA matches

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Ashley Hlebinsky


  • Historian
    – Masters in American History and Museum Studies from the University of Delaware
  • Author.
  • Consultant.
  • 2018 TV Personality Discovery Channel show “Master of Arms.”
    – show ran for one season
  • assistant to the firearms curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History
  • 2011 Midway USA’s Gun Stories
  • 2011 – 2020 Curator Cody Firearms Museum
  • Curator Emerita and Senior Firearms Scholar
  • first-ever female curator running a firearms museum in the United States
  • May 2021 testified before the Senate Judiciary’s Subcommittee on The Constitution, in a hearing titled: Stop Gun Violence: Ghost Guns

Ashley Hlebinsky (@historyinheels)

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