• CNN defends its source of misleading mass-shooting data from SAF’s criticism 

    In a story published Sunday, CNN was forced to prop up the long debunked Gun Violence Archive – the Washington D.C.-based nonprofit that provides the cable network and other anti-gun groups with sensational, misleading and inaccurate mass-shooting data. The CNN story states that the Supreme Court Justices who dissented in New York State Rifle and […]

  • Family-owned legacy gun shop the latest casualty of Joe Biden’s war on gun dealers

    Master gunsmith James Morrison founded JM Gun Repair 46 years ago, after doing gun repairs in his garage. The gun shop has been a local institution ever since, offering firearms, black powder and reloading gear, ammunition including hard-to-find calibers and James’ incredible skills as a master gunsmith with 50 years of experience. The business is […]

  • Gun owners on FBI’s Trump raid: ‘We told you so’

    by Lee Williams The FBI raid on President Donald Trump’s Florida home came as little surprise to the gun rights community. After all, the Department of Justice was weaponized against us the second the current occupants of the White House began measuring the drapes. Their agents have been running and gunning without any adult supervision […]

  • Prosecutor suspended by DeSantis for incompetence also violently anti-gun

    If you looked at State Attorney Andrew Warren’s social media, you might assume he worked for Giffords, Brady or Everytown, not the people of Hillsborough Country, Florida. Warren is an anti-gun zealot. In post after post on Twitter and Facebook, he railed against the Second Amendment, gun owners and Florida laws dedicated to keeping us […]

  • ATF director using 18th Century tech to salvage agency’s shattered reputation

    The ATF has beclowned itself yet again. Last month, when the agency sent Special Agents Larry, Moe and Shemp to the home of a law-abiding Delaware gun owner, without a search warrant, with orders to inspect his guns without letting constitutional rights get in their way, they should have been prepared for some blowback. We […]

  • A Letter from your Editor

    Friends, The Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project broke four national stories last month and we’re pretty proud of that. On July 1 we revealed that UPS was cancelling gun dealers’ accounts and destroying packages in transit. The story prompted two follow-up stories. On July 5 we named the five anti-gun Senators who were behind […]

  • VIDEO: ATF Agent caught creating illegal gun registry with personal cellphone

    by Lee Williams Dave Nagel, one of three co-owners of Black Metal Firearms in Mesa, Arizona, said there was something odd about the inspector the ATF sent to audit his gun shop late last year. Pamela Scott, an Industry Operations Investigator, or IOI, from ATF’s Phoenix Field Division showed up in December, 2021. Her audit […]

  • New Jersey Acting Attorney General targeting 1st, 2nd Amendments with new nuisance-lawsuit team

    New Jersey’s Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced Monday he has created a new statewide office specifically designed to harass the gun industry through civil nuisance lawsuits. According to a press release issued Monday, the mission of Platkin’s Statewide Affirmative Firearms Enforcement or SAFE Office will be to bring “civil enforcement actions against firearm companies […]

  • Ex-cop who shot and killed retired librarian during training wants off probation early

    by Lee Williams Former Punta Gorda, Florida Police Officer Lee Coel aimed his Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolver at 73-year-old retired librarian Mary Knowlton and pulled the trigger four times. What were supposed to be blanks, weren’t. Coel had loaded wadcutters into his personal weapon. He could not tell the difference between blanks and live […]

  • BREAKING: LAPD stops enforcing California’s ‘high-capacity’ magazine ban

    by Lee Williams The Los Angeles Police Department has stopped enforcing California’s state law banning “high-capacity” magazines, according to an internal LAPD email obtained by the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project. The email was sent Wednesday morning to all LAPD personnel by Commander Ernest Eskridge, assistant commanding officer of the department’s Detective Bureau. Eskridge […]

  • ATF issues conflicting responses to story about warrantless firearm inspection

    by Lee Williams ATF’s severely underworked public information officers are flustered. A story we first published Monday about a surprise firearm inspection at a Delaware man’s home has gone viral, exposing their agents’ misdeeds and questionable tactics. Now, ATF’s PIOs are answering questions from the national media and an irate Montana Congressman. Before, the PIOs […]

  • VIDEO: ATF conducts surprise firearm inspection at man’s home without search warrant

    by Lee Williams The homeowner was alerted there were trespassers on his property by motion detectors outside his front door. A live video feed from his doorbell camera showed three armed men wearing tactical vests, t-shirts and jeans. Two appeared to be ATF agents. The third was a Delaware State Police trooper. None wore body […]

  • FBI, ATF arrest of Florida man for unregistered short-barrel rifle showcases absurdity of NFA

    By all accounts, Yunis Isaac Mejia was a good guy – certainly not the type of man who should be spending his next two birthdays behind the wire in a federal prison. Mejia, a former police dispatcher, had never been arrested in his life until he unknowingly invited an FBI informant to shoot steel plates […]

  • UPS issues new rules for shipping firearm parts – serial numbers now required

    by Lee Williams United Parcel Service has issued new rules for shipping firearms and firearm parts, but the announcement comes a week after UPS cancelled the accounts of gun retailers who may have violated the rules that weren’t yet made public or even in effect.   In a story published July 1, we revealed that […]

  • Five anti-gun Senators blame UPS and other carriers for ‘epidemic of gun violence’

    by Lee Williams Five Democratic Senators recently sent ominous letters to United Parcel Service and 27 other carriers, blaming them for escalating violent crime rates. “We are concerned that lax shipping security measures are contributing to the epidemic of gun violence in this country by allowing criminals to use stolen firearms to commit crimes,” the […]

  • BREAKING: UPS cancelling gun dealers’ accounts, destroying packages in transit

    by Lee Williams United Parcel Service is terminating the accounts of gun dealers across the country. Any packages currently in the UPS system may be “seized and destroyed.”   In a letter sent to one Florida gun dealer, Ghost Firearms, UPS said they were terminating the account because they “may be violating” laws concerning homemade […]

  • Second Amendment Foundation’s Special Report Prompts Congressional Inquiry

    by Lee Williams Twenty-five Republican Congressmen – including every Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee – sent a letter Wednesday to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Acting Director Gary Restaino, demanding an explanation for “the Department’s broad and unprecedented effort to revoke Federal Firearms Licenses (FFLs) from law-abiding business owners throughout the […]

  • California’s state-sponsored terrorism of concealed carriers

    by Lee Williams On Monday, California Attorney General Rob Bonta posted the names and addresses of concealed-carry permit holders on the California Department of Justice website. In a press release, Bonta claimed the move was to “improve transparency and information sharing for firearms-related data and includes broad enhancements to the platform to help the public […]

  • Miami Police still covering up details of disastrous gun buyback for Ukraine

    By most accounts, the Miami Police Department’s highly touted GUNS 4 UKRAINE gun buyback was an epic failure. The event, which was held June 18 at city hall and involved more than 40 on-duty police officers, yielded only a dozen or so rusty guns. A Similar buyback held Saturday by Tampa Police produced more than […]

  • Biden pressuring Dem governors for more gun control

    The Biden-Harris administration is telling sympathetic Democratic governors to pass more gun control legislation with the apparent belief that if more states pass restrictive anti-gun bills, it will be easier for the administration to push for similar legislation at the federal level. The White House has already contacted governors in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, […]


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