YAL in Action

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

Tag: gun rights
  • 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 …

  • YAL University of Houston Downtown, Putting the Lead in Liberty Leadership!

    On Friday July 21st, members of the University of Houston Downtown chapter of YAL held an event at Van Road Gun Range in northeast Harris County, focusing on the right to defend yourself, and the right to keep and bear arms, we had experienced shooters, and novices all enjoying the beautiful day, from Ancap themed …

  • Student Activist Fight for Common Sence Defense Policies

    Breaking News!! “Live Shooter Reported at Northeastern State University!” The breaking news update that no student wants to see while scrolling through their phone. Though it is still a headline that unfortunately is becoming more and more common in newspapers around the country. On a growing basis we see gruesome stories where students are helplessly …

  • Constitution Week at Cal State Dominguez Hills

    The YAL chapter at CSUDH decided that we should have a local speaker come to speak for constitution week on campus. We were able to book an attorney from the firm Michel and Associates who are the legal firm for the National Rifle Association and the California Rifle and Pistol Association in California. This firm …

  • 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. …

  • Georgia Governor Nathan Deal gets unwanted surprise at his own event

    Attendees of Georgia’s 3rd annual “Grillin’ With the Governor” returned to their cars this year to find a little something extra.   The event, put on by Georgia’s Republican Governor Nathan Deal, was the subject of a literature canvass by volunteers from the group Georgia Gun Owners stating that Deal “killed pro-gun bills in 2013” and …

  • Open Holster Protest

    YAL at the University of New Orleans held our April Activism event on Thursday, April 25th. We decided to hold a rally which would call for the University of New Orleans to respect our Second Amendment rights and allow students to carry firearms on campus. We felt that the best way to symbolize our demands …

  • Minnesota Tyrant

    Recently I have learned of a public figure in my home state of Minnesota that I have developed a strong distate for, and whom I beleive to be a bigger threat to my liberties than the men and women in our legislature.  The man is Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan, who has established a very …

  • UT-Austin YAL Chapter Educates Community about Gun Rights

    This is a powerful video playlist with a lecture by Dr. John Lott, author of the book More Guns, Less Crime. The lecture was hosted by the UT-Austin Young Americans for Liberty chapter which calls itself The Libertarian Longhorns. The lecture was especially powerful given the coincidental circumstances (a gunman killed himself on campus the …

  • The Best Check on Federal Power? Your State’s Constitution

    With the recent Supreme Court ruling in the McDonald gun case, many conservatives and pro-gun people are cheering the decision as a victory. This supposed victory has come at the use of the “doctrine of incorporation,” where the 14th Amendment “incorporates” those rights which are assumed as “fundamental rights” to be applied by to the …