• SAF Sues New Mexico Over Law Barring CCW Permits For Legal Resident Aliens

    The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a lawsuit in federal district court in New Mexico challenging that state’s prohibition on the issuance of concealed carry permits to legal resident aliens. District Court case docket: Jackson v. King

  • SAF Sues Over Public Housing Gun Ban In Warren Co, Illinois

    The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit against the Warren County, Illinois Housing Authority, seeking an injunction against the WCHA’s ban on personally-owned firearms by residents of government-subsidized housing. District Court case docket: Winbigler v. WCHA

  • SAF Sues Over Massachusetts Gun Ban For Legal Alien Residents

    The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that denies legal resident aliens the licenses required to possess a handgun in the home for self-defense, or purchase any kind of firearm or ammunition. Case docket: Fletcher v. Haas

  • SAF Sues to Overturn North Carolina’s ‘Emergency Powers’ Gun Bans

    The Second Amendment Foundation filed a federal lawsuit in North Carolina, seeking a permanent injunction against the governor, local officials and local governments from declaring states of emergency under which private citizens are prohibited from exercising their right to bear arms. Case docket: Bateman v. Purdue

  • Illinois Right to Carry Lawsuit

    The Second Amendment Foundation has filed suit in federal court in Illinois, challenging the state’s complete prohibition on the carrying of firearms in public for the purpose of self-defense. Case docket: Moore v. Madigan Listen to 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Oral Argument here. Read the opinion denying a petition for rehearing en banc here.

  • Amicus in San Diego Gun Permit Case

    The Second Amendment Foundation has filed an amicus brief in a California case that challenges the constitutionality of discretionary gun permit rules adopted by officials in San Diego County, California. Amicus Curiae Brief (pdf)(110 Kb) Case docket of original lawsuit: Peruta v. County of San Diego Update 2/13/14: Ninth Circuit rules for Peruta. Decision is here.

  • California “Assault Weapons” Arrest Lawsuit

    SAF and Calguns Foundation have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in California, seeking damages for an unlawful arrest and to have the state’s definition of so-called “assault weapons” declared unconstitutionally vague. Case docket: Richards v. Harris

  • SAF Challenges Ban on Interstate Handgun Sales

    The Second Amendment Foundation has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Virginia challenging the constitutionality of federal and Virginia provisions barring handgun sales to non-residents. Case docket: Lane v. Holder

  • SAF Files Federal Lawsuit Against Bloomberg Over Gun Permit Fees

    SAF has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg that alleges New York City’s $340 fee for a permit to keep a handgun in the home is “excessive and…impermissibly burdens the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.” Case docket: Kwong v. Bloomberg

  • SAF Sues N.J. Officials For ‘Deprivation of Civil Rights’ On Permit Denials

    The Second Amendment Foundation today 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. Case docket: Piszczatoski v. Maenza (formerly Muller v. Maenza)

  • SAF Sues Eric Holder, FBI Over Misdemeanor Gun Rights Denial

    Acting on behalf of a Georgia resident and honorably discharged Vietnam War veteran, the Second Amendment Foundation today filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder and the Federal Bureau of Investigation over enforcement of a federal statute that can deny gun rights to someone with a simple misdemeanor conviction on his record. Case docket: Schrader […]

  • SAF Files Amicus Brief in Nordyke Case, Argues For Strict Scrutiny

    The Second Amendment Foundation has filed an amicus curiae brief in the long-running Nordyke v. King case in California, arguing that Second Amendment issues must be decided on a “strict scrutiny” basis, and that an ordinance in Alameda County banning gun shows at the county fairgrounds is unconstitutional because it would not withstand that standard of review. […]

  • SAF Wins Injunction v. Chicago Gun Range Ban

    In a 3-0 ruling issued July 6, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has reversed a lower court ruling and ordered that court to issue a preliminary injunction against the City of Chicago on behalf of the Second Amendment Foundation that prevents the city from banning gun ranges inside city limits. District […]

  • SAF Sues in Maryland Over Handgun Permit Denial

    The Second Amendment Foundation and a Baltimore County, MD man today sued Maryland authorities in federal court because the man’s handgun permit renewal was turned down on the grounds that he could not demonstrate “a reasonable precaution against apprehended danger.” Case docket: Woolard v. Sheridan

  • SAF Sues in New York to Void ‘Good Cause’ Carry Permit Requirement

    The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit against Westchester County, New York and its handgun permit licensing officers, seeking a permanent injunction against enforcement of a state law that allows carry licenses to be denied because applicants cannot show “good cause.” Petition for Cert in Kachalsky v. Cacace Twenty Attorneys General Amicus Center […]

  • SAF Sues to Overturn San Francisco Gun Ban

    The city appealled SAF’s intial victory overturning the San Francisco Gun Ban. The California Appeals Court has unanimously ruled to uphold the lower court’s decision, so SAF won again. The city then appealed to the California Supreme Court, which again ruled in SAF’s favor. Petition for Writ of Mandate (pdf)(4 MiB) filed with Court of Appeals […]

  • Gun Rights Organizations File Lawsuit to Stop Seattle Ban

    The Second Amendment Foundation, National Rifle Association and five local residents today filed a lawsuit challenging a new Seattle parks regulation that bans firearms, arguing that the ban violates Washington State’s long-standing preemption statute. They are joined by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and the Washington Arms Collectors. Documents […]

  • SAF Challenges Arbitrary Denial of Right to Bear Arms in California

    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. Case docket: Richards v. Prieto  (formerly Sykes v. McGinness)

  • SAF Challenges California Handgun Ban Scheme

    The Second Amendment Foundation, Calguns Foundation and four California residents filed a lawsuit challenging a regulation that arbitrarily bans handguns based on a roster of “acceptable” handguns approved by the State of California. Case docket: Pena v. Cid

  • SAF Sues District of Columbia over Carrying of Handguns

    The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a lawsuit on behalf of three residents of the District of Columbia and a New Hampshire resident, seeking to compel the city to issue carry permits to law-abiding citizens. Case docket: Palmer v. DC

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