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Open letter to MSNBC's Alex Wagner PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jenn Coffey   
Monday, 21 November 2011 20:43

 

An open letter to Ms. Alex Wagner, host of MSNBC’s new program “Now with Alex Wagner” in regard to her recent comments during her November 4th appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher (video can be seen on Real Clear Politics)suggesting that we remove the Second Amendment:

Dear Ms. Wagner:

With all due respect, your desire to remove the Second Amendment from the United States Constitution is misguided by common misinterpretation of this very important amendment.  The right to self-defense is a basic human right.

The second amendment is not about hunting; it is not about shooting sports; it is about our right to self-defense and our right to protect ourselves from a tyrannical government. 

As a reporter with your experience, it is safe for one to assume you have studied history.  There are many times in human existence that one can point to and see the effects of a disarmed population being not only controlled but often annihilated by a tyrannical government.  You may not see this as a concern in America but it is, and will always be, a concern all people should have.  It is often said that absolute power corrupts absolutely.  Over many generations we have seen various attacks on our constitution rights.  People can no longer freely assemble without permission from the government and payment to them to gain a permit to do so; without it we face arrest.  People can no longer trust that their privacy is respected or that they will be afforded an attorney should they face a criminal charge.  Just read the patriot act, don’t take our word for it. 

As women we value our right to not be robbed, to not be raped and to have the right to defend ourselves against such criminal acts should we be faced with them.  Our right to life is a basic human right that no other has the right to take from us.  Yet in some places in America we are not allowed to defend ourselves or even carry mace.  We are only allowed to try to call 911 and hope to live to tell the police who changed our lives forever.  For some, they will not even be able to do that at all.  They will simply be the news story of the evening, found dead and taken away from their loved ones forever, who, will be left to see if the investigation will ever bring the guilty to justice.  How is it that you can find comfort in saying to the world we do not have the right to defend ourselves, giving all the rights to the criminal instead?  Perhaps you have not considered this side of the issue; we hope if that is the case, you will now consider this side.

We hope that as you start your new position you will give serious thoughts to the effects your words can have on the lives of those around you.

We would ask that you review history and understand that many have fought and died in defense of our Constitutional rights and they do not take lightly the idea of diminishing their sacrifices.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Second Amendment Sisters and its membership we look forward to your response.

Regards,

Representative Jenn Coffey, NREMTI

National Director of Legislative Affairs

Second Amendment Sisters, Inc.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 November 2011 22:28
 
Kudos To A Sheriff Who Gets It!!! PDF Print E-mail
Written by SAS   
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 11:42

Sheriff Chuck Wright from Spartanburg County, SC not only believes in CCW, he’s actually telling the truth about our justice system – IT DOESN’T WORK!  He has gone on record stating that women, in particular, NEED to carry and have a gun available to protect themselves.  Click on the link to read the entire OUTSTANDING interview and YOU MUST view the video:  http://www.wyff4.com/r/29638219/detail.html

If more in law enforcement took Sheriff Wright’s attitude we’d have more criminals in jail rather than on the streets assaulting women.

I'd also like to thank WYFF4.com in Greenville, SC for publishing this article and video.  Finally a news station that shows it like it is.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 November 2011 11:47
 
Second Amendment Sisters Has Lost a Dear Friend PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mari Thompson   
Sunday, 30 October 2011 15:51

On March 31, 2011, SAS lost a very ardent supporter with the passing of Katherine Cristiani.  She was a lifetime member of SAS, and supported us with her time, and with her monetary donations.  She was also my great, good friend, and I miss her.

She became a Lifetime member of SAS a few years ago, and attended several of our Ladies Shoot Days.  She would make the rounds with me to bum ammo from merchants for our next event.  Each time I called her for a favor for SAS, she was right there, eager to lend a hand.

An international lawyer for Bank of America for 30 years, Katherine and her husband, Franklyn Prieskop had lived all around the world, including San Francisco, London, Hong Kong, and Boston.  She and Franklyn chose Austin, Texas when they retired.

Katherine's other great love was German Shepherds.  She and Franklyn were very active in Austin German Shepherd Rescue, and fostered many dogs who had been abandoned or abused.  They would nurse them back to health, and then find good homes for them.

Their own personal dog, Laine, also attended our shoots.  She was popular with everyone at the event, and she would lay comfortably in the shade and keep an eye on us.

Katherine suffered a long, painful bout with cancer--but I never heard her complain.  She was an inspiration for all who knew her.

May she rest in eternal peace.

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 October 2011 16:04
 
SAS Newsletter PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 28 October 2011 09:25

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Last Updated on Friday, 28 October 2011 09:28
 


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