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
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
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation is mourning the loss of a giant on the U.S. Supreme Court with the death today of Justice Antonin Scalia, the man who authored the landmark 2008 Heller ruling that recognized the Second Amendment as protective of an individual civil right to keep and bear arms.… Read the rest
BELLEVUE, WA – Predicting that the benefits from saving lives by suicide prevention will amount to a “tenfold” return on the investment, Second Amendment Foundation founder Alan Gottlieb today joined several others today, testifying in support of Substitute House Bill 2793, the Suicide Awareness and Prevention Education for Safer Homes Act.… Read the rest
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit against the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) on behalf of two state residents whose civil rights have been deprived under color of law because agency rules prohibit them from acting as foster parents while legally possessing functional firearms for personal protection.… Read the rest
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
Bellevue, WA – On January 5, 2016 President Obama announced more executive actions that continue his vendetta against the Second Amendment and lawful gun owners. The constant politicization of tragedies to push his anti-gun rights agenda is outrageous. His actions are just another attempt for an impotent administration to circumvent the U.S.… Read the rest
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
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.