Armed Informed Mothers' March

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Armed Informed Mothers' March

Coloradans: Join the Second Amendment Sisters in Denver! Mothers, fathers, sons and daughters are all welcome! SAS will meet at City Park in Denver May 14 from noon till 3:00. Bring picnic supplies. Take a stand for liberty! My momma raised a free American -- what about yours? Armed Informed Mothers Stop Crime! Also, the Tyranny Response Team will counter-demonstrate at the so-called "Million Mom" march at *Civic* Park in Denver in the afternoon.

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DO YOU WANT THE MILLION MOM MARCH TO SPEAK FOR YOU?

JOIN IN THE FIGHT FOR YOUR 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHT!

Armed Informed Mothers' March
May 14, 2000, Denver, Colorado
Rally begins at 12 noon
City Park Soccer Fields
17th and Colorado Blvd., Southwest side of park

Second Amendment Sisters, Inc. invites you and your family to show your support for the civil right to self-defense, and for the freedom to make your own choices.

Speakers will include some of the 2,500,000 people a year whose lives have been saved by guns. Do you have a self-defense story?

Remember: Denver does not allow open carry and only allows concealed carry with a permit.

"One of the favorite mantras of the anti-self-defense crowd is, 'If it saves one life, it was worth it.' I used a firearm to save my life. You bet my mother and my husband think it was worth it," says Colorado State Coordinator Debra Collins.

In addition to the speakers, the event will feature comfort facilities, a patriotic drum and fife band, fun activities for the youngsters, and prize drawings.

Bring beverages (no cans, glass bottles, or alcohol), chairs, umbrellas, and your conviction that more laws will not make criminals more obedient, but will interfere with your ability to protect yourself and your family.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:

SECOND AMENDMENT SISTERS, INC
13918 E MISSISSIPPI AVE #221
AURORA, CO 80012
E-MAIL : aimm_colorado@yahoo.com
Phone: 303.918.8125

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NEWS FROM THE SECOND AMENDMENT SISTERS
18484 Preston Road, Suite 102 #141
Dallas, TX 75252
World Wide Web: http://www.SAS-AIM.org
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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For additional information:
Kimberly J. Watson, Spokesperson
Toll-free Phone: (877) 271-6216
E-Mail: moms4guns@yahoo.com

SECOND AMENDMENT SISTERS READY TO MARCH ON WASHINGTON

DALLAS, TEXAS -- Second Amendment Sisters, Inc., is pleased to announce that Texas State Representative Suzanna Gratia-Hupp will be the keynote speaker at their Armed Informed MothersÕ March (A.I.M.M.) on Sunday, May 14, 2000 in Washington DC.

The event will begin at 9 AM at the northwest quadrant of the Washington Monument. In addition to Ms. Hupp, the rally will feature speeches by Larry Klayman, Chairman of Judicial Watch, and women from across the country who represent the 2.5 million people whose lives are saved by guns every year. It will conclude with a march to the Capitol Building.

Representative Suzanna Gratia-Hupp, a leading proponent for the right of citizens to carry concealed weapons, became involved in Second Amendment issues in 1991. She was a patron in a Killeen, Texas restaurant when an armed man entered and began shooting, killing twenty-one people including Ms. HuppÕs parents. She believes that had law allowed her to carry her legally owned sidearm into the restaurant, she would have been able to stop the man because she had a clear shot at him from a distance of less than 5 yards.

Second Amendment Sisters Inc. is a grass-root self-defense and safety-education advocacy group based in Dallas. Its founders are five women from five different states who were tired of the stereotypical portrayals of gun owners and the erosion of personal freedoms.

"We all own firearms or know someone who does. I used one to save my life from an attacker," said Debra Collins, Colorado State Coordinator for SAS. "The anti-gun factions constantly say if it saves on life itÕs worth it. Well my firearm saved one life Š mine - and I promise you my mother thinks it was worth it."

Recent research has shown that in jurisdictions where strict gun control measures are in effect, the result is almost always that GUN CONTROL INCREASES VIOLENT CRIME, by shifting the balance of power to favor criminals and disarming helpless victims. This is why SAS opposes measures such as legislation that would make trigger locks mandatory with every handgun purchase, as well as licensing and registration of guns and gun owners.

"We already know that licensing and registration will be counterproductive because the U.S. Supreme Court (Haynes v. U.S., 390 US 85, 1968) has unequivocally ruled that criminals cannot be legally required to register their firearms, and they cannot be convicted for possessing an unregistered firearm. It makes no sense at all to enact laws that can only be used to convict previously law-abiding citizens while criminals get a free pass. It is time to start enforcing the existing violent crime laws, rather than wasting taxpayer money on harassment and punishment of non-violent firearms owners. It is time for the media and the politicians to help people who want to defend themselves against crime, rather than passing laws that only help the criminals. " said SAS co-founder Kim Watson.

Second Amendment Sisters supports the extremely successful firearms safety education programs that have been developed by firearms owner groups and have been available to firearms owners for decades. Safety programs sponsored by national and local clubs and organizations have been responsible for a nearly 50% decline in the number of childrenÕs shooting accidents over the last 25 years, despite increases in population and number of guns in circulation.

A six-year study done at Johns Hopkins University found that the majority of children aged 0-14 died as a result of "other causes" (35.3%). Next were vehicle occupant (17.0%) and drowning (13.4%), while accidental shootings ranked lowest, at 2.9%.

Second Amendment Sisters can be reached toll-free at 877-277-6216 or via their web site at www.sas-aim.org.

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