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
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation promised an immediate appeal in its challenge to the City of Seattle’s special tax on firearms and ammunition sales following a judge’s ruling that the tax is legal, despite what appears to be a clear conflict with Washington’s 32-year-old preemption statute.… Read the rest
BELLEVUE, WA – Last week’s New York Times/CBS News poll that found more people reject the notion of banning so-called “assault weapons” shows that a majority of Americans are now rejecting the anti-gun agenda, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.
“This New York Times/CBS poll proves that Americans reject the gun prohibition agenda of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the liberal media,” SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb said.… Read the rest
BELLEVUE, WA – A new Rasmussen poll released Monday shows that a majority of Americans are unconcerned about being in the company of armed private citizens, which comes at a time when applications for concealed carry permits and licenses are rising, possibly as a result of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, the Second Amendment Foundation said.… Read the rest
BELLEVUE, WA – Plaintiffs challenging a so-called “gun violence tax” recently passed by the Seattle City Council have today filed a motion for summary judgment in their lawsuit, citing Washington State’s long-standing preemption statute which “fully occupies and preempts the entire field of firearms regulation within the boundaries of the state.” The motion was filed in King County Superior Court.… Read the rest
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today is launching a national television campaign challenging lies told by President Barack Obama about guns and crime, and is urging viewers to call a toll-free number and express their opinion about the president’s efforts to push his gun control agenda.… Read the rest
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today fired back at Democrat Hillary Clinton, who claimed that the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment, saying that it is Clinton who is actually wrong, and that it is “disturbing that someone running for president would show such little respect for a constitutional right.”
Audio of her remarks was released by the Washington Free Beacon.… Read the rest
BELLEVUE, WA – Responding to statements made by Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes Thursday to KING 5 News that the so-called “gun violence tax” is “not too drastic,” Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation – which is suing the city over the tax – suggested that Holmes should apply that same principle to legalized marijuana sales in the city.… Read the rest
BELLEVUE, WA – The nation’s three leading firearms organizations joined forces today to sue the City of Seattle over adoption of a retail sales tax on guns and ammunition in what they allege is a clear violation of Washington State’s 33-year-old state preemption law that does not allow cities, counties or political subdivisions to enact laws relating to firearms not authorized by state law.… Read the rest
BELLEVUE, WA – Attorneys for the Second Amendment Foundation and Florida Carry have asked a circuit court judge to assess fines of $5,000 against city officials in Tallahassee for failing to repeal local gun control ordinances that conflict with state law, the latest chapter in a legal action filed by the two organizations against the city in May of last year.… Read the rest
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and Calguns Foundation (CGF) today filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of a Santa Clara County resident, challenging the city, its police department and one of its officers over the seizure of firearms under the state’s Welfare and Institutions code.… 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.
The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a Canadian citizen who is a legal resident of Missouri, challenging that state’s statutory prohibition on the carrying of concealed firearms by non-citizens.
- District Court case docket: Plastino v.