BELLEVUE, WA – Contrary to what Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday that gun control is a “critical element” of protecting the nation against terrorists, the Second Amendment Foundation today said the right to keep and bear arms is this country’s original homeland security, and he needs to remember that.… Read the rest
BELLEVUE, WA – Attempts by both President Barack Obama and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton to exploit the terror attack in Orlando and further their gun control agenda are outrageous, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.
“Americans should be appalled that both President Obama and Clinton chose to attack the Second Amendment rights of legitimate gun owners instead of radical Islamist terrorists,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M.… Read the rest
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation is today calling for a Justice Department investigation of possible illegal firearms transactions apparently involving an unidentified producer of Katie Couric’s “Under the Gun” film that were revealed four months ago by director Stephanie Soechtig during an interview on the BYOD program on TheLipTV.… Read the rest
BELLEVUE, WA – A federal judge in the Northern Mariana Islands has soundly rejected an attempt by a local school’s parent-teacher association to intervene in the Second Amendment Foundation’s successful challenge of a Commonwealth handgun prohibition because the case was already decided and the legislature has already replaced the unconstitutional statute.… Read the rest
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today announced the hiring of Seattle resident Scott Warren to be its Projects Director, effective immediately.
Warren is a 2013 graduate of Western Washington University in Bellingham with a degree in political science. A native of Snohomish, Washington, Warren graduated from Snohomish High School in 2008.… Read the rest
BELLEVUE, WA – A three-judge panel for the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a 2-1 ruling that “the right to purchase and sell firearms is part and parcel of the historically recognized right to keep and bear arms” protected by the Second Amendment in a case brought by the Second Amendment Foundation.… Read the rest
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today announced that it has started a new working relationship with the Ukrainian Gun Owners Association (GOA), a member organization of the International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR), which SAF founder Alan Gottlieb played a key role in creating.… Read the rest
BELLEVUE, WA – The selection of Harriet Tubman, a slave-born African American abolitionist and gun owner who worked in the Underground Railroad before the Civil War is a good choice for the $20 bill because it underscores the importance of the right to keep and bear arms in American history, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.… Read the rest
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Montana, challenging the state law that does not allow concealed carry licenses to be issued to legal resident aliens, because only citizens are issued such permits in the Big Sky Country.… Read the rest
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today is congratulating Washington lawmakers and others who worked hard to pass the Suicide Awareness and Prevention Education for Safer Homes Act, which was signed this morning by Gov. Jay Inslee and supported by SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M.… Read the rest
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today won a major victory when a federal judge for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) declared the commonwealth’s ban on handguns to be unconstitutional under the Second Amendment.
CNMI is governed under “a Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Political Union with the United States of America,” according to the ruling, written by Chief Judge Ramona V.… Read the rest
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation is delighted by today’s U.S. Supreme Court reversal of a court ruling in Massachusetts that upheld that state’s ban on stun guns, sending the case back to the state’s Supreme Judicial Court.
A woman named Jaime Caetano was convicted after police found a stun gun in her purse while she was in a parking lot.… Read the rest
BELLEVUE, WA – The founder of the Second Amendment Foundation today said that the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Barack Obama should be rejected.
SAF Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb, reacting to this morning’s announcement, was blunt: “This is not a good nomination and Judge Garland should not be confirmed.”
President Obama nominated Garland, who is the chief judge for the U.S.… Read the rest
BELLEVUE, WA – Friday’s final passage of a bill in Georgia that will allow anyone 21 or older with a carry license to carry their sidearms on campus is being applauded by the Second Amendment Foundation as one more step forward for the right to keep and bear arms.… Read the rest
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation is applauding the Washington State Legislature for passing the Suicide Awareness and Prevention Education for Safer Homes Act, an issue championed by SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb and supported by local and national gun rights groups.… Read the rest
The Second Amendment Foundation are suing the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) on behalf of foster and adoptive parents. Plaintiffs are a challenging an OKDHS policy that restricts the Second Amendment rights of foster and adoptive parents in the state, and threatens to immediately revoke their foster/adoptive home status and removed placed children.… Read the rest
Defense Distributed and Second Amendment Foundation v. Kerry et al.
The Second Amendment Foundation and Defense Distributed of Austin, Texas have filed a federal lawsuit against Secretary of State John Kerry, the Department of State and other federal officials, seeking to stop the Government’s unconstitutional censorship of information related to the three-dimensional printing of arms.… Read the rest
Veasey et al v. Wilkins, Jr.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
UPDATE: A Preliminary Injunction has been granted in this case. SAF wins another case that expands the Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms.… Read the rest
Draper v. Coakley
The Second Amendment Foundation, joined by Commonwealth Second Amendment, Inc. (www.comm2a.org), two commercial dealers and six private citizens, filed a lawsuit in federal court in Massachusetts, seeking an injunction against the State Attorney General’s enforcement of state consumer protection regulations that prevent the commercial sale of certain semiautomatic handguns.… Read the rest
Florida Carry, Inc. and Second Amendment Foundation v. City of Tallahassee, et. al.
CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
LEON COUNTY, FLORIDA
The Second Amendment Foundation and Florida Carry, Inc. (www.floridacarry.org), have joined forces in a lawsuit against the City of Tallahassee for refusing to change an ordinance restricting the discharge of firearms in defiance of the state preemption statute.… Read the rest
The Second Amendment Foundation, Calguns Foundation and three California residents filed a lawsuit seeking to vindicate the right to bear arms against arbitrary state infringement in the granting of permits to carry. The Second Amendment Foundation and The Calguns Foundation earned a significant victory recently when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the case of Richards v.… Read the rest
Drake, et. al. v. Jerejian, et. al. (formely Muller v. Maenza & Piszczatoski v. Maenza)
The Second Amendment Foundation filed suit in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against several New Jersey officials for deprivation of civil rights under color of law. … Read the rest
The Second Amendment Foundation has hired Attorney David Sigale to pursue this action on behalf of an individual and his business against the Village of Norridge, Illinois. The Village initially issued a license to sell firearms to Mr. Kole, but then rescinded its decision and banned all gun dealers from the city.… Read the rest
The Second Amendment Foundation has hired Attorney David Sigale to take over this action originally filed by Attorney Walter Maksym. This action was originally quite broad, but now focuses on challenging the City of Chicago’s extreme zoning, licensing and transportation requirements for gun-related businesses and their customers seeking to operate in the City.… Read the rest
Mr. Harper was charged with various crimes for carrying a pistol in Illinois. After he was charged, both the Illinois Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled that carry was protected by the Second Amendment. … Read the rest
The Second Amendment Foundation, Calguns Foundation and three California citizens have filed a federal lawsuit against the California Department of Justice and Attorney General Kamala Harris, challenging the state’s requirement that current gun owners wait at least ten days before taking possession of any additional firearm.… Read the rest
The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Arkansas on behalf of a legal resident alien, alleging that his right to keep and bear arms is being violated by a state law that prevents him from obtaining a concealed carry license.… Read the rest
The Second Amendment Foundation filed suit in federal court seeking to enjoin the State of New York from enforcing provisions of the so-called “SAFE Act” that limit the use of gun magazines containing more than seven cartridges.Read the rest
In SAF v. Seattle, The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a lawsuit in King County Superior Court alleging that the City of Seattle violated the Public Records Act by withholding documents sought by SAF under a public records request relating to the city’s controversial gun buyback in January 2013.… Read the rest
The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a motion for injunctive relief against Nebraska officials over a statutory prohibition that prevents non-citizens legally residing in the state from obtaining a concealed carry permit.
- District Court case docket: Carlos Nino De Rivera LaJous v.