News & Releases

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

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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

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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

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BELLEVUE, WA – The gun prohibition lobby is “dancing in the blood of the Kalamazoo shooting victims to push their agenda of public disarmament,” the Second Amendment Foundation said today.

“Yesterday, President Barack Obama had the gall to suggest that executive actions that he took in January might have prevented this tragedy,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M.… Read the rest

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BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today launched a national media campaign to fight President Barack Obama’s executive action on gun control.

“President Obama is exercising another power grab,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb, “and it is a direct assault against Second Amendment rights.”

Critics of the president’s executive action, announced Tuesday, have argued that he lacks constitutional authority to impose such mandates, and he cannot nullify the will of Congress, which passed existing statutes governing firearms commerce and licensing requirements for dealers.… Read the rest

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BELLEVUE, WA – Attorneys for the Second Amendment Foundation, National Rifle Association and National Shooting Sports Foundation today filed notice of appeal in their challenge to the City of Seattle’s so-called “gun violence tax.”

A King County Superior Court ruling in late December allowed the gun tax to stand, although Judge Palmer Robinson noted in her ruling that the city’s argument that their ordinance does not impose a criminal penalty did not pass muster.… Read the rest

Legal

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

Legal

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

Legal

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

Legal

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

Legal

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

Legal

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

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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

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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

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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.

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