Congresswoman Martha McSally represents Arizona’s Second Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. She serves on the Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees. The Congresswoman also chairs the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee, the first Arizonan and the first freshman legislator ever given this leadership role.
Martha was elected in 2014, after retiring in 2010 as a full Colonel in the United States Air Force. During her 26-year military career, she deployed six times to the Middle East and Afghanistan, flying 325 combat hours and earning a Bronze Star and six air medals. She broke barriers for women and girls everywhere — becoming not only the first woman in U.S. history to fly a fighter jet in combat— but the first woman to command a fighter squadron.
Martha was deployed to Saudi Arabia on 9/11 and was a part of the leadership team that planned and executed the initial air campaign in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks. She also oversaw combat search and rescue operations over Southern Iraq and Afghanistan.
Colonel McSally gained national attention when she stood up against a military rule that forced U.S. servicewomen deployed to Saudi Arabia to wear full black Muslim garb and headscarf among other demeaning policies. She fought for eight years against these unconstitutional policies including litigation against the Department of Defense. Ultimately, she drafted and shepherded legislation that was signed into law that overturned the policies once and for all.
Martha now continues to fight for Southern Arizonans in Congress. After winning her 2014 election by just 167 votes, she got right to work and quickly established herself as one of the most active and results-driven leaders in Congress. In fact, the Center for Effective Lawmaking identified McSally as one of the top ten most effective members of Congress according to their academic ranking system. She went on to win her 2016 election by nearly 44,000 votes.
Some of Martha accomplishments during her three years in office include:
Martha loves the outdoors and enjoys running and hiking with her Golden Retriever rescue, Boomer. She is also an accomplished triathlete, and has set out to become the first member of Congress to hike the 800 mile Arizona trail. Martha is a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. She received her first master’s degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She received her second from the United States Air War College, where she graduated first in her class of 261 senior military officers.
Rhonda Ezell is the President & Co-Founder of Chicago Guns Matter. She is a Gun Rights Advocate and a Defender of Liberty.
She won two federal lawsuits against the City of Chicago to bring gun ranges to the city for law abiding citizens.
She has graced the cover of Women & Guns Magazine as well as Hot Brass Magazine. She hs landed on the front page of Chicago’s local newspaper the Chicago Sun-Times, and was featured in Constitutional Law Case in Context by Randy Barnett and Josh Blackman.
In 2013 Steffon was arrested and convicted of a felony in NJ, and faced 10 years in prison. His crime? Carrying a legally owned firearm.
Today, Steffon, who was ultimately pardoned by Gov. Chris Christie, is graduating with a nearly 4.0 average from the Maryland Police Academy and with his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice.
John R Lott is a world-recognized expert on guns and crime and the author of a number of books including “More Guns, Less Crime” and his latest “The War On Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies”.
John Richard Lott, Jr. is an American economist, political commentator, and gun rights advocate.
John served in the Trump Administration as Senior Advisor for Research and Statistics in the Office of Justice Programs for the US Department of Justice and then the Senior Advisor for Research and Statistics in the Office of Legal Policy for the US Department of Justice.
He is the President of the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC), which is a research and education organization dedicated to providing an objective and accurate scientific evaluation of both the costs and benefits of gun ownership as well as policing activities.
Lott has held research or teaching positions at various academic institutions including the University of Chicago, Yale University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, and Rice University, and was the chief economist at the United States Sentencing Commission during 1988-1989. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA.
Nobel laureate Milton Friedman noted: “John Lott has few equals as a perceptive analyst of controversial public policy issues.”
Tyler Yzaguirre is the President and founder of the Second Amendment Institute – a national non-profit organization that focuses on educational advocacy for the second amendment.
Additionally, Yzaguirre is the national field director of Students for Self-Defense. a national college program that fights for self-defense rights of college students on campus.
Tyler is also the organizer of the Defending Freedom Action Summit in Arlington, VA.
Tyler is also contributor for Washington Examiner.
In 2018, Tyler organized a nationwide tour to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Heller v DC, culminating in a Rally and Banquet Dinner on Tuesday, May 26th – ten years to the date of the decision!
In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, known as Heller vs DC, which impacted the legal understanding of Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, Dick Heller will be speaking, on June 26, 2018, in front of the Supreme Court Building in Washington, DC!
Come to the DC v. Heller Ten Year Rally https://www.facebook.com/events/19007…
Tickets are still available for the Heller 10-Year Celebration Banquet to follow! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heller-1…
History: On June 26, 2008, the Supreme Court affirmed by a vote of 5 to 4 the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Heller v. District of Columbia. The Supreme Court struck down provisions of the Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975 as unconstitutional, determined that handguns are “arms” for the purposes of the Second Amendment, found that the Regulations Act was an unconstitutional ban, and struck down the portion of the Regulations Act that requires all firearms including rifles and shotguns be kept “unloaded and disassembled or bound by a trigger lock”. Prior to this decision the Firearms Control Regulation Act of 1975 also restricted residents from owning handguns except for those registered prior to 1975. The majority opinion, written by Justice Antonin Scalia, and the primary dissenting opinion, written by Justice John Paul Stevens, are considered examples of the application of originalism in practice. (Wikipedia contributors. “District of Columbia v. Heller.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 18 Apr. 2018. Web. 7 May. 2018.)
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