Meet Chrystal Newman, US LawShield Territory Rep for the Western Half of Michigan! Chrystal hails from the Great Plains of Kansas, the birthplace of her love for the 2nd Amendment, but has lived in Rockford, Michigan for the past 25 years. She is a regularly featured speaker for CPL Instructors, Patriot Groups, VFW/American Legion Halls, Women Shooting Clubs, Church Security Teams, Gun Clubs, and Police/Security Guards. A retired criminal law attorney, she travels to Michigan, sharing how to protect oneself from the emotional and financial devastation that goes hand in hand with self-defense situations. Her events range from simple 20-minute talks to weekend active shooter scenario training events where she brings in trained professionals. The 3-hour certified first aid classes are a hit but her most popular events are presentations where she brings alongside her a 2nd Amendment Attorney. This two-hour event is a must see for those who carry a firearm! It includes topics such as difference between “force” and “deadly force”; when someone may use deadly force against another to protect themselves or a third party; whether displaying a weapon constitutes the use of deadly force; castle Doctrine and stand your ground. The legal system can be very hostile toward gun owners, and more recently, those who protect themselves in general. These US LawShield presentations are free – give her a call today and get her on your group’s agenda!
MORE TO KNOW ABOUT CHRYSTAL NEWMAN FROM OUR UNITE FOR MICHIGAN Q&A:
Q. If you were not in your current role/endeavor, what would you be doing instead?
A. I’d still be speaking! All my life, I have been a fighter for the underdog and at every stage of my speaking career, I’ve enjoyed sharing my passion. When I was younger, I was an Assistant Prosecutor and enjoyed fighting for victims. I later moved to North Carolina and immersed myself into death penalty cases, which was quite an experience. The blessing of being a trial attorney is the opportunity to paint a picture for juries while fighting for justice and getting them to see the importance of what you are trying to impart. I suppose why I love my current role is because I’m fighting for our 2nd It is very much under attack, and coming from the Great Plains, it has always been a central part of who I am. So yes, I’d still be speaking!
Q. What has been the biggest impact in your industry or life in the last 5 years?
A. Without a doubt, the infiltration of America. There is no doubt in my mind that conservative America is under attack.
Q. Where do you see yourself or your business in 5 years?
A. I’m hoping to have my house paid off so I can start retirement. With that being said, I’ll probably be one of those folks that volunteers until my dying breath!
Q. Who do you most admire or are inspired by, and why?
A. I absolutely admire folks who have found a way to succeed even though the odds are against them. I come from very humble beginnings and was told as a child on many occasions that girls need to focus on being wives and secretaries. But my belief is that where there is a will, there is a way! This little girl from Kansas graduated with a JD Cum Laude and has been top agent in the nation with the last several companies she has worked for! That’s the beauty of America!
Q. What organization is top on your list to provide support?
A. Unite for Michigan! I don’t know of any other website in Michigan that unifies the conservative movement.
Q. What is the biggest need in your business or organization today?
A. Without a doubt, our biggest need is for conservatives to take an active role every time they see an injustice to our Constitution. Our Country is on the edge of a precipice, and once we fall, I’m not sure there will be any coming back. Conservatives need to organize like no other time in history. Every morning, I read Albert Einstein’s quote “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” Our children and grandchildren are depending on us to fight – the stakes are too high to be afraid to speak up!