• 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. […]

  • 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. The lawsuit was filed on behalf […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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. The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a lawsuit in federal district court in North Carolina […]

  • 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. The lawsuit, filed […]

  • 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 […]

  • SAF and Calguns Foundation – 9th Circuit Victory in California Carry Case

    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 […]

  • SAF Challenge to New Jersey Carry Law Climbs Through Appellate Courts

    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.  This case seeks to reaffirm and enforce the Second Amendment’s […]

  • SAF Case Asks Whether Cities Can Ban Gun Stores

    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. District Court case […]

  • SAF Case Considers Additional Chicago Gun Restrictions After McDonald

    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. District Court […]

  • SAF Case Challenges Illinois’ Application of Criminal Statutes Already Ruled Unconstitutional

    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.  Nonetheless, Mr. Harper was still facing potential felony prosecution under these unconstitutional laws […]

  • SAF Sues California Attorney General Over Waiting Period Statute

    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 release here District Court case docket: Silvester v. […]

  • SAF Sues Arkansas over Carry Prohibition for Lawful Immigrants

    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 release here District Court case docket: Pot et al […]

  • SAF Sues New York Over ‘Safe Act’ Magazine Limits

    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 release here District Court case docket: Caron et al v. Cuomo et al

  • SAF Sues Seattle Over Illegally Withheld Gun Buyback Documents

    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 release here

  • SAF Sues Nebraska Over Carry Prohibition For Resident Aliens

    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. Bruning

  • SAF Sues Over Missouri Ban On CCW By Legal Resident Aliens

    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. Koster

  • SAF Sues Alameda County For Civil Rights Violation In Gun Shop Case

    The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a federal lawsuit against Alameda County, California and the county’s Board of Supervisors for violating the constitutional rights of three businessmen by wrongfully denying them permits to open a gun shop. District Court case docket: Teixeira v. County of Alameda

  • SAF, CalGuns Foundation Sue Oakland, San Francisco Police

    The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit against the police departments in San Francisco and Oakland, California for refusing to return firearms to people who had been charged with crimes, but subsequently cleared of any wrongdoing. District Court case docket: Churchill v. Harris


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