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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
 
Attitudes are Changing PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 14:12

A Gallup Poll with new information about attitudes toward gun policy and gun ownership is out, you may be interested, it affects you! You can read it here:

Record-Low 26% in U.S. Favor Handgun Ban

It's these types of surveys that politicians and policy makers use against us to block changing policy or law, it's these types of surveys that the antis use to link guns to violent "tendencies" to scare us and more. With these findings (in our favor), they can only ask themselves the question: why?

I'm wondering the same thing, what is the perception out there, among women especially, about why guns are more accepted. Is it because of the Heller and other pro 2a court cases that have upheld our RKBA (right to keep and bear arms), is it because our views are becoming more liberal as the article suggests? The third posit in the article has me puzzled though, could our laxly attitudes simply be because our legislators "appear" not to be less interested in more gun-control laws? Just wondering, you can email me or your state SAS coordinator and let us know, we are interested in your opinion.   

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:47
 
The Virtue of Listening to your Opponent PDF Print E-mail
Written by Catherine Webb   
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 20:11

On Monday, August 8th, I attended a forum hosted by the Second Amendment Foundation and Students for Concealed Carry on Campus at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.  As a college student myself, I was intensely interested in the issue and was impressed by the caliber (no pun intended) of the speakers, many of whom were near my own age.  During the five hour long event, the audience was fortunate enough to hear the stories of concealed carry holders who have been victimized by gun violence after being legally (but not necessarily Constitutionally) disarmed, panels of academics and legislators, and speakers with a variety of backgrounds to offer their own unique points of view on the subject of concealed carry on college campuses.  The most interesting to me, though, and the focus of this article, was a debate between Colin Goddard of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and John Lott, who is the author of More Guns, Less Crime

Colin Goddard was shot during the shootings at Virginia Tech, and he was invited to speak so that at least one opposing viewpoint was represented at the forum.  He is due great admiration for his courage; it is not easy to stand in front of a crowd of people that is clearly of a different mindset.  For Mr. Goddard, it must have been like walking into a lion’s den.  It is comparatively easy to address an audience when you know that they support your ideas, but this was not the case for him.  Nonetheless, he spoke well and was professional and composed, and we should all be reminded by this that we should not reject a person simply because they disagree with us, but we should instead welcome their opinions and listen intently to what they say so that we may learn from it.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 October 2011 09:55
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