The Second Amendment Sisters describe their mission as:
We are a grassroots national organization with representation in all 50 states. Second Amendment Sisters, also known as SAS, was formed in response to the Million Mom March. It was our founders’ belief that the Million Moms should not and would not represent all American Women.With regard to the lawsuits the Sun reports that,
Founded by 5 women from across the country, SAS has now grown to thousands of members across our Great Nation. We have taken on many functions. We teach and advocate for women to have the right to life - that is, we work to protect our basic human right to self-defense. Our members span the ages from the very young to the mature.
Court records indicate 18 of the suits have been settled under generally undisclosed terms -- and that more settlements are in the works.However, not all defendants are rolling over. A Canadian website, MajorWager.com, is fighting back as is the Nevada Democratic Party. In their story on this lawsuit, the Las Vegas Sun notes that the Democrats have brought in a heavy hitter Washington, DC law firm Perkins Coie LLP. Attorney Marc Elias is one of the attorneys representing the Nevada Democrats. He served as general counsel to the Kerry-Edwards presidential campaign in 2004.
In many of the cases, "mom and pop"-type website owners and bloggers are defending themselves, finding it cheaper to settle than to hire an attorney to litigate the cases.
H/T to Clayton Cramer and Sebastian