Who are we, and what are we doing?

Save The Second is a 501(c)4 non-profit dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and expansion of the Second Amendment. We were founded by two NRA members – Anthony Garcia (President) and Ron Carter (Vice-President) who were tired of watching the NRA fall apart, and decided to do something to save it.

Our vision is to save the Second Amendment by strengthening the National Rifle Association. We hope to grow the NRA’s membership, improve its public image, and secure the NRA’s long-term ability to carry out its stated purpose of protecting our “individual rights of self-preservation and defense of family, person, and property,” as provided in Article II, Section 1 of the NRA Bylaws.

Find out more about how we plan to do that by reviewing our 5 Goals and taking a look through the rest of our site.

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Here's yet another reason to pass term limits. Instead of enforcing existing laws, Tom King instead turns to banning things. Why does that sound familiar? Don't we deserve better representation than this?

NRA Board of directors member Tom King is quoted as saying the following:

The head of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association said the sale of ghost guns is a growing problem.

“These '80 percent' guns are providing a way for prohibited people to buy a firearm,” Tom King of the NYSRPA said, referring to people who don’t have a gun permit or are otherwise prohibited from possessing a gun.

He said self-assembled guns provide a way for competition shooters to make a custom-fitted firearm. Such weapons should have serial numbers and be registered — and any new legislation should consider such a provision, he said. But it appears increasingly, King said, people trying to evade the law are the ones buying and selling self-assembled weapons.

“It appears what was meant to be something for competitive shooters and serious shooters to build their own unique firearm may be turning into a criminal enterprise."
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The Why, How, When and Where of NRA reformation.
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Petition drive updates:

After a lot of work, we're happy to announce that the next NRA bylaw amendment petition drive will officially launch next week. This petition is going to focus on term limits, and will be delivered to the NRA BoD for their January meeting.

It will work much the same way as the last one, with the additional benefit of in-person volunteers and signature collection. There will also be a version online to print out, sign, and mail like before.

What we need are MORE VOLUNTEERS. We need to get people out to gun shows, ranges, and rallies getting signatures. It'll be tough work, but a few hours here and there helping us get a dozen signatures adds up very quickly.

Follow the link here to volunteer:
http://www.savethe2a.org/volunteer/

Also - this isn't free. Printing costs, booths at gun shows, everything adds up. Please consider chipping in a couple bucks if you want to see the NRA fundamentally changed for the better.

Follow the link here to donate:
http://www.savethe2a.org/donate/

FAQ:
Q: What is the text of the amendment?
A: Article IV
Board of Directors
Section 6. Term Limits.
No Director shall be eligible to serve more than four consecutive terms or twelve consecutive years, whichever is greater.

Q: Won't they just ignore it like the attendance one?
A: Possibly. But this petition will have far more signatures, and will be their last chance to make right by us members and start taking us seriously.

Q: If they ignore it, what's the next step?
A: Easy. We will then launch the petition drive to put both attendance and term limits in front of the voting members on the ballot. They will pass, and the NRA will be changed fundamentally.

Q: Why not go straight to the drive for the ballot initiative?
A: Because the soonest it could get on the ballot is 2021, but this petition can be heard on Jan 11, 2020. There's still plenty of time after that to get on the ballot for 2021.

Q: When exactly will the petitions be available?
A: We have a few things to finish on the back end, but we're hoping Tuesday 10/22. May be as late as Thursday.

Q: When are petitions due back?
A: December 2nd, in order for us to have enough time to comply with the NRA bylaws. That's about six weeks from start to finish.
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A quick look at some of those directors running by petition:

Frank Tait: Successful, will be on the 2020 Ballot.

Gina Roberts: Announced she was unsuccessful, has withdrawn her signature campaign.

https://timesofsandiego.com/politics/2019/10/18/gina-roberts-of-valley-center-falls-short-of-making-nra-board-ballot/

John Cushman: No update yet. https://www.facebook.com/NRAElectCushman2020/?tn-str=k*F

If you know of any more that are running, let us know in the comments.
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Save the Second President Anthony Garcia will be speaking at Rally for your 2A Rights (2ndamendmentrally.com) on November 2nd in Washington DC.

Are you going to be there?
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Grassroots Leaders of the Gun a community from around the United States. Nov 2nd. Washington, DC. 2ndamendmentrally.com #grassroots #2aRally #wearethegunlobby
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Here's why we need to reform the NRA.

Citizen disarmament extremists have made it clear they wish to confiscate your firearms. And they're getting bolder and more numerous by the day.

With a strong NRA watching our backs in Washington, and grassroots activists on the ground, there's no way they can accomplish that agenda.

Volunteer, donate, and spread the word about how we're trying to reform the NRA to help keep their agenda from coming to fruition.

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