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  • ‘OKC SHOOTING AFFIRMS IMPORTANCE OF ARMED CITIZENRY,’ SAYS SAF

    BELLEVUE, WA – Thursday’s shooting incident at a popular restaurant in Oklahoma City, where a “good guy with a gun” intervened by fatally shooting an apparent madman affirms the importance of an armed citizenry, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.

    “We concur with local police who are calling the armed citizen a hero,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M.… Read the rest

  • ‘SECOND AMENDMENT ENABLED ARMED CITIZEN TO INTERVENE IN TEXAS,’ SAYS SAF

    BELLEVUE, WA – For the third time, a legally-armed private citizen has intervened in a church shooting, once again underscoring the importance of the right to keep and bear arms, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.

    Sunday’s tragic mass shooting might have been even worse, according to some officials, had not an armed “good Samaritan” fired at mass shooter Devin Patrick Kelley.… Read the rest

  • SAF, CCRKBA CALL FOR INDEPENDENT PROBE OF FATAL SHOOTING OF LEGALLY ARMED CITIZEN

    BELLEVUE, WA — In the aftermath of Wednesday’s shooting of a legally armed citizen in the St. Paul, Minnesota suburb of Falcon Heights during a traffic stop, the Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms are calling for an independent investigation.… Read the rest

  • NEW RASMUSSEN POLL SHOWS MAJORITY OKAY WITH ARMED CITIZENS: SAF

    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

  • CHICAGO HOMICIDES DOWN AS CRIMINAL FEARS OF ARMED CITIZENS RISE, SAYS SAF

    BELLEVUE, WA – Last year saw the City of Chicago reportedly post the fewest homicides since 1965, and the Second Amendment Foundation says one plausible explanation for at least part of the decline is because criminals can no longer be certain that their intended victim is not legally armed.… Read the rest

  • BANK ROBBERY BOOM IN BIG APPLE PROVES THUGS THRIVE WHERE ARMED CITIZENS ARE SCARCE

    It is easier to rob a bank than it is to legally own a firearm to stop a crime in New York City, proving that thugs thrive where law-abiding gun owners are scarce, said Alan M. Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF).… Read the rest

  • ‘ARMED EVIL ALWAYS BEATS UNARMED INNOCENCE,’ WARNS SAF FOUNDER

    BELLEVUE, WA – Wednesday’s horrific terror attack in London that left three people dead, including an unarmed police constable, underscores the dangerously backward logic that leaves British police officers largely unarmed while terrorists and criminals will use whatever weapon they can, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.… Read the rest

  • TIGHT BUDGETS AND FEWER COPS; TIME FOR CITIZENS TO ‘ARM UP’

    By Alan Gottlieb and Dave Workman

    Plunging government revenues may have the unintended consequence – so far as tax-and-spend (and spend some more) public officials are concerned – of reminding people that we are ultimately responsible for our own safety.

    The pie plate is empty and inevitable cutbacks in important public services, including law enforcement, are on the horizon.… Read the rest

  • PHILADELPHIA MURDERS NO REASON TO CLAMP DOWN ON HONEST CITIZENS, SAYS SAF

    A wave of homicides in Philadelphia should not be used as an excuse for Mayor John Street to advocate clamping down on the self-defense rights of thousands of law-abiding citizens, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) said today.

    “When the Philadelphia Daily News asked Mayor Street whether the homicides were related to the 28,000 legally-issued concealed carry licenses in the city, he sidestepped the question,” noted SAF Founder Alan M.… Read the rest

  • SAF BLASTS ELITIST CHICAGO ALDERMAN; ‘WHERE’S PROTECTION FOR OTHER CITIZENS?’

    Chicago Alderman Arenda Troutman has achieved a new low in elitism, insisting that she deserves special police protection after a series of burglaries at her South Side home while her legally-disarmed constituents are left like defenseless sheep in a city of wolves, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) said today.… Read the rest

  • VIOLENCE POLICY CENTER’S OPPOSITION TO ARMED PILOTS RIPPED BY GUN RIGHTS LEADERS

    Once again, the Violence Policy Center (VPC) has revealed it is far more interested in creating unarmed victims than preventing deadly crimes, whether they are street-level robberies and rapes, or mass homicides in commercial aircraft and skyscrapers.

    That’s the analysis from two of the nation’s top gun rights leaders, responding to a VPC statement in opposition to the Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act now before Congress.… Read the rest

  • SAF: ‘TX CHURCH SHOOTING PROVES GOOD GUYS WITH GUNS PROTECT SOFT TARGETS’

    BELLEVUE, WA – The tragic church shooting Sunday in White Settlement, Texas in which church members fatally shot the gunman provides more evidence that good guys with guns are necessary to stop bad guys, and that armed citizens can protect soft targets, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.… Read the rest

  • SAF: ‘GUN-FREE ZONES ARE SHOOTING GALLERIES FOR MANIACS; END THEM’

    BELLEVUE, WA – Declaring that so-called “gun-free zones are shooting galleries for maniacs,” the Second Amendment Foundation today is calling for an end to such designations by launching an advertising campaign aimed at print and online publications.

    “Without a self-defense option,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M.… Read the rest

  • SAF, CCRKBA SEEK NATIONAL DIALOGUE ON POLICE, CCW AFTER ALABAMA TRAGEDY

    BELLEVUE, WA – In the wake of last week’s tragic mistaken identity fatal shooting of an armed citizen in an Alabama shopping mall, the Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms are calling for a national dialogue on how police respond to “active shooter” reports in public venues, such as malls, restaurants or movie theaters.… Read the rest

  • ‘ALEC BALDWIN HAS RE-DEFINED ‘BENIGN BEHAVIOR’,’ SAYS SAF

    BELLEVUE, WA – Following his arrest in New York City Friday morning, anti-gun-rights actor Alec Baldwin reportedly declared that the city is trying to “criminalize behavior once thought benign,” which is a remarkable definition for allegedly punching somebody, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.… Read the rest

  • SAF: SATURDAY MARCHERS SHOULD REMEMBER THAT GUNS SAVE LIVES

    BELLEVUE, WA – Participants in Saturday’s planned “March For Our Lives” events around the country should use the opportunity to celebrate the lives of all the survivors of violence who are alive today because they had a firearm with which to fight back, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.… Read the rest

  • SAF ISSUES TRAVEL ADVISORY TO GUN OWNERS: ‘AVOID CALIFORNIA!’

    BELLEVUE, WA – For the first time in its history, the Second Amendment Foundation today issued a “travel advisory” to firearms owners to avoid going to California, warning law-abiding armed citizens that their civil rights could be in jeopardy due to that state’s restrictive gun control laws.… Read the rest

  • SAF BLAMES GUN CONTROL HYSTERIA FOR RISE IN STOLEN GUNS FROM CARS

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today responded to a biased story about firearms theft that appears in The Trace, an on-line anti-gun-rights publication.

    The story concerns gun thefts from vehicles. SAF noted that those guns would not be left in cars were it not for the ridiculous gun control laws supported by wealthy anti-gun elitists who also support the publication.… Read the rest

  • SAF LAWSUIT ALLOWED CHICAGO UBER DRIVER TO CARRY, DEFEND SELF AND OTHERS

    BELLEVUE, WA — A defensive shooting incident in Chicago involving a legally-armed Uber driver who intervened when a gunman opened fire on a crowd in Logan Square could not have happened without a concealed carry law that was passed by the Illinois Legislature because of a federal lawsuit brought by the Second Amendment Foundation.… Read the rest

  • SAF CONGRATULATES FIRST 5,000 ILLINOIS CCW PERMIT RECIPIENTS

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today offered congratulations to the first 5,000 recipients of Illinois concealed carry licenses, which were mailed out by the State Police.

    It was a SAF case – Moore v. Madigan – that forced the Illinois Legislature to adopt a concealed carry law last year over the objections of anti-gun Gov.… Read the rest


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