The Second Amendment Foundation has confirmed that Emily Miller, senior editor for opinion at the Washington Times and author of the forthcoming “Emily Gets Her Gun,” to be released Sept. 3, will appear at the Sept. 27-29 Gun Rights Policy Conference in Houston, Tex.
The book covers Miller’s efforts to purchase a handgun for personal protection in Washington, D.C., a personal journey through deliberately confusing and often contradictory regulations and requirements established by the anti-gun city government following the 2008 Heller victory.
Miller’s investigative reporting on District of Columbia gun laws launched a series in the Washington Times called “Emily Gets Her Gun.” The series earned Miller the prestigious Clark Mollenhoff Award for Investigative Journalism, and last year she was named “Journalist of the Year” at the GRPC event held in Orlando, Fla.
It was that series which led Miller to turn her adventures into a book that is subtitled “But Obama wants yours,” alluding to the current administration’s gun control efforts.
The book talks about everything from gun safety to political efforts designed to discourage citizens from exercising their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Miller acknowledges her inexperience with firearms, and takes the reader through her personal transformation from being a petite woman without a gun to an empowered woman who hits what she aims at.
She has appeared numerous times on television defending personal protection and will likely attract media attention to the Houston event.
Examiner will cover the event, which will be held at the Marriott Hotel Houston Airport.
In addition to Miller, many of the top names in firearms rights will be appearing, including attorney Alan Gura, who argued both the Heller and McDonald cases before the Supreme Court, and researcher John Lott, author of More Guns = Less Crime.
The lineup also includes SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb, SAF President and Gun Mag.com Executive Editor Joe Tartaro will speak.