YAL in Action

Check out YAL activities on campus and updates from around the liberty movement.

Tag: 2nd Amendment
  • Recruitment Drive at Carroll University

    On February 20th we held a tabling event outside of our Main Dinning Room promoting a discussion on the 2nd Amendment. In the wake of the horrific shooting down in Florida there has been an out cry for gun control and to figure out how to stop these senseless killings. We thought as a chapter …

  • Conversations on the Second Amendment at St. Lawrence University

    In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, many of our peers at St. Lawrence University are now asking for gun control, and attacking the Second Amendment of the Constitution, seeing it as the cause of this tragedy. The leaders of YAL and College Republicans at St. Lawrence University thought it would be important to present …

  • Fighting for Gun Rights at Kent State in Ohio

    Since YAL at Kent State University launched last August we have been strong advocates of allowing firearms on our campus. While we used the “Your Right, Your Life” activism materials to push our message, we knew we had to go further and push harder to make self-defense a topic everyone on campus was talking about. …

  • Nerf Guns, Pizza, and a Lesson About Life

    Students at LDS Business College in Salt Lake City gathered for the last time in the semester to talk about a sacred right: the right of self defense. Students of many view points came to discuss our right to bear arms, and the demonstration did not disappoint. After we introduced Young Americans for Liberty and …

  • Your Life, Your Right: Front Range Community College

    Rather than doing one specific event, we did the ‘Your Life, Your Right’ event over the last week. I prepared a lesson for the handful of students who showed up to our second meeting this past Wednesday about how ineffective weapons bans have shown to be throughout history, according to the data. We also discussed …

  • William Carey University: Your Life. Your Right.

    On November 16, our chapter at William Carey University held a Your Life. Your Right. event in order to bring attention to campus policies restricting weapons of self defense, including pepper spray. In addition to a recruitment and discussion table, we created a “dodgeball free” zone in which students who chose to participate were able …

  • YAL at ASU starts a 2nd Amendment club!

    On Thursday, Arizona State University members of Young Americans for Liberty met to discuss the issue of guns on college campuses. Students at Arizona State University are not allowed to carry firearms in university buildings, despite the fact that it is a public university and that a vast majority of students are adults. The meeting …

  • Mexico Rising: The Myth of National Defense and the spread of Mexican Vigilantism

    The fight for liberty which is underway within the Mexican state of Michoacán, is a complex tale filled with all the high drama and intrigue of a great Hollywood western.  Yet while this tale appears to be a heroic effort by the people of Mexico, it is also an exceedingly complex story that has far …

  • YAL Minnesota Takes Carry Class

    In the last decade, nearly 160,000 Minnesotans have lawfully obtained the Permit to Carry a Pistol — and now you can add a few more to that statistic. Last week, YALers from across the state got together to successfully complete the first step in gaining approval to carry a firearm for purposes of self defense. …

  • Orwellian Freedom in California: Guns

    On December 14, 2012, Adam Peter Lanza using a semi-automatic rifle opened fire on student and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. It was a tragedy by any measure and it took most of the nation by surprise. The result of this shock has been a rash of gun and ammunition laws …