• SAF Sues Eric Holder Over Gun Rights of Non-resident American Citizens

    The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Attorney General Eric Holder, seeking an injunction against enforcement of a federal law that makes it impossible for American citizens who reside outside the United States to purchase firearms while they are in this country. Case docket: Hodgkins […]

  • SAF Challenges D.C. Handgun Ban Scheme

    The Second Amendment Foundation and three Washington, D.C. residents today filed a lawsuit challenging a regulation by District of Columbia city government that arbitrarily bans handguns based on a roster of ‘acceptable’ handguns approved by the State of California. Case docket: Hanson v. DC

  • SAF, NRA Sue Washington State for Discriminating Against Alien Residents

    The Second Amendment Foundation, joined by the National Rifle Association, today filed a lawsuit in federal court against the State of Washington, seeking to overturn a state law that discriminates against legal resident aliens who own firearms by violating their Second Amendment rights under the equal protections affirmed by the 14th Amendment. Case docket: NRA v. […]

  • SAF Stops New Orleans Gun Confiscation

    SAF has negotiated with the City of New Orleans to return the guns they illegally-siezed from law-abiding citizens in the aftermath of Hurrican Katrina. If you had a gun siezed, read these instructions on how to get it returned to you. If you have any problems please contact us. Complaint For Declaratory And Injunctive Relief (pdf) FILE HAS […]

  • SAF Files Amicus Brief in Hayes Case

    The Second Amendment Foundation has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the Supreme Court case of U.S. v. Hayes. Read the amicus brief here.

  • SAF Files Lawsuit Challenging Chicago’s Handgun Ban

    Following the 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment protects an individual civil right to keep and bear arms, and that a municipal gun ban violates that right, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) filed a […]

  • SAF Files Ohio Lawsuit Defending the Gun Rights of Citizens Living Abroad, Challenges ‘Sporting Purpose’ Restriction

    The federal statutes being challenged ban the receipt, sale and purchase of firearms by U.S. citizens who claim legal residency outside the U.S. Expatriates cannot buy guns, and while they can receive guns for ‘lawful sporting purposes,’ they cannot do so for lawful self defense while visiting the U.S. The suit claims that these laws […]

  • SAF Sues Library System Over Internet Censorship of Gun Websites

    The Second Amendment Foundation and three Washington State residents have filed a federal lawsuit against a north-central Washington regional library system for denying them access to websites that include information on firearms and publications dealing with guns. Read the release announcing the lawsuit. Complaint (pdf)(93 KiB)

  • SAF Files Texas Lawsuit Defending the Gun Rights of Citizens Living Abroad, Challenges ‘Sporting Purpose’ Restriction

    The federal statutes being challenged ban the receipt, sale and purchase of firearms by U.S. citizens who claim legal residency outside the U.S. Expatriates cannot buy guns, and while they can receive guns for ‘lawful sporting purposes,’ they cannot do so for lawful self defense while visiting the U.S. The suit claims that these laws […]

  • SAF Files Amici Curiae Brief in Lawsuit; DC Gun Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

    The Supreme Court has overturned the DC Gun Ban, ruling that the Second Amendment protects and individual right to keep and bear arms. Alan Gura, the attorney arguing for Americans’ Gun Rights and one of the main forces behind the Heller (formerly Parker) case, has posted the filings to the Supreme Court. We have mirrored the some of […]


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