Key People

Joseph Tartaro is president of the Second Amendment Foundation and executive editor of TheGunMag.com. With Alan M. Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, he is co-editor of the monthly newsletter, The Gottlieb-Tartaro Report. In addition, he has written news and commentaries columns for firearms trade and consumer publications, as well as newspapers around the nation. He is the author of Revolt at Cincinnati and of The Great Assault Weapon Hoax, which was published in the University of Dayton Law Review, December 1994. He has been a campaign consultant for candidates and on firearms-related ballot issues, and has appeared frequently on radio and television. He is a veteran of the US Army during the Korean War; and was an editor of Pacific Stars & Stripes.

Alan M. Gottlieb is Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation. He is also the author or co-author of numerous books including Dancing In Blood: Exposing the Gun Lobby to Destroy Your Rights, Politically Correct Guns, The Gun Rights Fact Book, The Gun Grabbers, Things You Can Do to Defend Your Gun Rights, Gun Rights Affirmed and Black and Blue. He is also co-author (with Dave Workman) of Shooting Blanks: The Democrats War Against Guns, America Fights Back: Armed Self-Defense in a Violent Age, These Dogs Don’t Hunt: The Democrats’ War On Guns, Assault on Weapons: The Campaign to Eliminate Your Guns and Shooting Blanks: Facts Don’t Matter to the Gun Control Crowd. Alan has published articles in the San Francisco Examiner, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and USA Today. Mr. Gottlieb has appeared on over 6,000 TV and radio talk shows, including Lou Dobbs, ABC’s 20/20, The O’Reilly Show, MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, CNN’s Crossfire, CBS Morning News, Laura Ingraham Show, BBC, NBC’s Today Show, Good Morning America and China TV.

Julianne Versnel is the director of operations for Second Amendment Foundation. She serves as publisher of Women & Guns and The Journal on Firearms and Public Policy. She represents SAF on the Executive Committee of the World Forum on Shooting Activities. She is active in the international arena reminding disparate governmental representatives that there is a civil and natural right to self-defense. She is a founding officer of the International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR).

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