Students for the
Second Amendment is a non-partisan, campus based, student organization.
Students for the
Second Amendment is dedicated to educating young people
about their rights guaranteed in the Constitution of the
United States, especially that right that is the guarantor of
all the others - the Second Amendment.
Students for the Second Amendment is committed to instilling in
students a love of country, the rule of law, and an understanding
of not only their rights, but their obligations as freedom-loving
individuals and citizens.
By sponsoring speakers,
workshops, and events, Students for the Second Amendment
stands on the front lines in defense of freedom against the assault
on our young people by the academic left.
have introduced thousands of young people to the safe enjoyment
of the shooting sports. We have generated tens of
thousands of dollars worth of earned media in print, television,
and radio. Most importantly, we have inspired a groundswell
of pro-freedom, grassroots, student activism on campuses
across Texas and nationally.
Students for the Second Amendment has established itself as a
powerful advocate for liberty. We are armed with common
sense, truth, and the knowledge that what we are doing is essential
to the preservation of our common heritage of freedom, and our
founding father's legacy of liberty.
of Students for the Second Amendment
for the Second Amendment(SF2A) was founded in December of 2000,
in San Antonio, Texas. Since its founding, Students for the Second
Amendment has grown from chapters on two campuses in South Texas,
to chapters and state coordinators in twenty two states.
Founders, Ryan T. Bragg and Damaso Torres, both university students,
wanted a vehicle by which they could organize and host bi-annual
skeet and trap shoots for college and university students.
these shooting events began to grow in size and attendance, SF2A
began to experience a demand for information from interested students
across the country as a result of extensive print and broadcast
media coverage. Some students had already started Pro-Gun
Rights groups and wanted to form a national federation. Others
simply wanted help starting their own group.
was the consensus among the SF2A Executive Board members at the
time, that our priority should be developing strong, autonomous,
campus-based, state organizations. The Board's experience had
been, that typically, once a national organization is formed,
and national officers elected, often the activism stops, and requests
for stipends and expense accounts begin.
will work with any student who wishes to start a chapter on their
campus by providing advice, start-up kits, affiliation agreements,
assistance in battling hostile administrations, web space, graphic
design work, and in rare cases, seed money.
is still our belief that strong, independent, grass-roots organizations
have the best potential for effective activism in defense of our
August of 2002SF2A introduced its innovative, Collegiate Firearms
Instructor Program. The goal of the program is to train college
and university students to become NRA Certified Firearms Instructors.
Originally, the goal was
for the Certified Instructors to go back to their campuses to
offer training to their classmates, and others interested in learning
more about the safe, competent, operation and handling of many
types of firearms. Very quickly however, it was realized that
the greatest need for this training was in youth serving organizations.
Our instructors volunteer
their training services to programs outside of the academic community,
such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, The 4-H Shooting Program, Youth
Hunter Education Programs, Big Brothers & Sisters, Camp Fire
USA, and JROTC organizations to name a few.
To date, the Collegiate
Firearms Instructor Program has served over 4100 youth and adults
in South Texas by introducing them to the safe enjoyment of the