• GROUPS SUE N. CAL. GOVERNMENTS, ALLEGING RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

    BELLEVUE, WA – Seventeen plaintiffs including the Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit naming an almost equal number of local and county governments and officials within those jurisdictions in Northern California, asking the court for injunctive and declaratory relief in a challenge to gun control measures instituted in relation to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.… Read the rest

  • GUN GROUPS SUE CAL. GOV. NEWSOM, L.A. COUNTY SHERIFF VILLANUEVA

    BELLEVUE, WA – Four leading gun rights organizations today filed a lawsuit in federal court against California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, alleging both state and local policies and enforcement practices violate the Second and Fourteenth Amendment rights of their citizens.… Read the rest

  • SAF, GRASS ROOTS N.C. AND FPC SUE N.C. SHERIFF OVER PISTOL PERMIT HOLDS

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition and Grass Roots North Carolina today filed a federal lawsuit against Wake County, N.C. Sheriff Gerald M. Baker for refusing to accept new applications for pistol purchase permits or concealed handgun permits until April 30, using the COVID-19 outbreak as justification.… Read the rest

  • SAF ADDS PLAINTIFFS, AMENDS FEDERAL LAWSUIT, FILES SHOW CAUSE MOTION v. NEW JERSEY GOV. PHIL MURPHY

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today filed an amended complaint in its federal lawsuit against New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and State Police Supt. Patrick Callahan, adding several plaintiffs asserting violation of civil rights under color of law by shutting down firearms dealerships in the Garden State.… Read the rest

  • SAF SUES N.J. GOVERNOR FOR DEPRIVATION OF RIGHTS

    BELLEVUE, WA – In a move directly linked to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit against New Jersey Gov. Philip D. Murphy and State Police Supt. Patrick J. Callahan, asserting violation of civil rights under color of law by shutting down firearms dealerships in the Garden State, thus preventing citizens from exercising their rights under the Second and Fourteenth amendments.… Read the rest

  • SAF SUES CONNECTICUT OVER MAG LIMIT

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Connecticut Citizens Defense League have filed suit in Federal District Court challenging the State of Connecticut’s prohibition on ammunition magazines holding more than ten rounds, or loading more than ten cartridges into a so-called “high capacity magazine.”

    The lawsuit is filed on behalf of Connecticut residents Susan Ross and Domenic Basile.… Read the rest

  • SAF PETITIONS SUPREME COURT FOR REVIEW OF RODRIGUEZ CASE

    BELLEVUE, WA – Attorneys for the Second Amendment Foundation have filed a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking review of their case challenging the City of San Jose and its police department in a case involving the seizure of legally-owned firearms and refusal to return them.… Read the rest

  • SAF, ISRA SUE ILLINOIS STATE POLICE OVER FOID CARD INACTION

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Illinois State Rifle Association have filed suit in U.S. District Court against the Illinois State Police, ISP Director Brendan Kelly and Jessica Trame in her official capacity as Bureau Chief of the Illinois State Police Firearms Services Bureau, alleging they have allowed Firearm Owner Identification Card and Concealed Carry applications to languish for interminable periods, thus violating the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Illinois citizens.… Read the rest

  • Second Amendment Lawsuit Challenging California “Assault Weapon” Ban Filed in San Diego Federal Court

    SAN DIEGO (AUGUST 15, 2019) — Attorneys for three San Diego residents and one San Diego-based advocacy organization filed a federal lawsuit challenging California’s ban on so-called “assault weapons”. A copy of the motion and brief can be viewed or downloaded at www.firearmspolicy.org/legal.… Read the rest

  • SAF, CALGUNS AND PARTNERS ASKING INJUNCTION AGAINST ‘AGE BASED GUN BAN’

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Calguns Foundation are seeking an injunction against a section of California’s penal code that prohibits young adults, ages 18-20 from purchasing or acquiring firearms, and they are asking the federal court to declare this prohibition to be unconstitutional.… Read the rest

  • FED. JUDGE DENIES DOJ MOTION TO DISMISS SAF CALIFORNIA REGISTRATION CASE

    BELLEVUE, WA – A federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against the California Department of Justice and Attorney General Xavier Becerra over the state’s failure and refusal to establish a properly functioning internet-based firearms registration system that was mandated by law.… Read the rest

  • FED. JUDGE ISSUES PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AGAINST CALIFORNIA GUN SHOW BAN—SAF

    BELLEVUE, WA – A federal district court judge in California has issued a preliminary injunction against the Del Mar Fair Board’s attempt to ban gun shows, in a case involving the Second Amendment Foundation, other groups and individuals.

    SAF is joined by the California Rifle and Pistol Association, B&L Productions, Inc., Crossroads of the West, South Bay Rod and Gun Club, Maximum Wholesale/Ammo Brothers and five private citizens.… Read the rest

  • FED. JUDGE PERMANENTLY ENJOINS RIVERSIDE COUNTY’S CCW APPLICATION DENIALS

    BELLEVUE, WA – A senior U.S. District Court judge in California has issued a permanent injunction against the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s longstanding policy of “dissuading, discouraging, and preventing non-United States citizens from applying for a CCW license,” in a lawsuit brought by the Second Amendment Foundation, Calguns Foundation and Firearms Policy Coalition.… Read the rest

  • FEDERAL JUDGE DENIES MOTION TO DISMISS SAF/NRA I-1639 COURT CHALLENGE

    BELLEVUE, WA – A U.S. District Court judge in Tacoma has denied a motion by defendants to dismiss a federal lawsuit challenging Washington State’s gun control Initiative 1639, ruling that law-abiding gun owners and firearms retailers do not have to violate the law and risk punishment in order to challenge infringements of the Second Amendment.… Read the rest

  • SAF COURT VICTORY ENDS GUN BAN

    BELLEVUE, WA – A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction against the East St. Louis Housing Authority’s (ESLHA) ban on firearms possession by residents of government subsidized public housing and thus granting a victory to the Second Amendment Foundation, which sued the town in 2018 over the ban.… Read the rest

  • SAF Challenges Oklahoma Department of Human Services Policy

    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

  • SAF Sues in Federal Court over Censorship of 3-D Firearms Printing Information

    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

  • SAF’s Lawsuit Challenges North Carolina Barring CCW for Legal Residents

    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

  • SAF Suit Challenges Massachusetts’ AG’s Ban on Common Handguns

    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

  • SAF Sues Tallahassee Over State Preemption Law Violation

    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


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