• SAF, CCRKBA JOIN IN AMICUS BRIEF CHALLENGING MARYLAND GUN LAW

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms have joined in an amicus (friend of the court) brief in a case challenging Maryland’s process to obtain a licenses to possess a handgun in one’s home, contending that this violates the Second Amendment.… Read the rest

  • GUN RIGHTS CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE RECORD; LIVE STREAM REACHED 115K

    BELLEVUE, WA – This year’s 33rd annual Gun Rights Policy Conference attendance hit a record high of more than 800, and for the first time, the entire event was live-streamed via Facebook and more than 115,000 people visited the site, according to the Second Amendment Foundation.… Read the rest

  • SAF, DEFENSE DISTRIBUTED ADD DEFENDANTS IN AMENDED LAWSUIT

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Defense Distributed have amended their lawsuit to include four more state and local officials, accusing them of “unconstitutional prior restraint” by attempting to prevent online sharing of 3-D firearms printing technology despite a Justice Department settlement of a lawsuit earlier this summer.… Read the rest

  • 33rd ANNUAL NATIONAL GUN RIGHTS POLICY CONFERENCE SEPT. 21-23 IN CHICAGO

    BELLEVUE, WA – With the crucial mid-term Congressional elections looming in November, the 33rd annual Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC) will be held Sept. 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago, co-hosted by the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA).… Read the rest

  • FED. COURT ENJOINS PART OF CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE IN SAF-SUPPORTED CASE

    BELLEVUE, WA – A federal district court has ruled that a section of the California Penal Code is unconstitutional and has issued an injunction against enforcement of a prohibition on the display of handguns or handgun placards that may be seen from the outside of a store in a case supported by the Second Amendment Foundation and two California gun rights groups.… Read the rest

  • MEDIA ADVISORY: 33rd ANNUAL GUN RIGHTS POLICY CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

    BELLEVUE, WA – Teen Second Amendment activist Kyle Kashuv, a student survivor of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, will be a featured speaker at the 33rd annual Gun Rights Policy Conference, which will be held Sept.… Read the rest

  • SAF JOINED BY OTHER GROUPS IN FILING AMICUS BRIEF IN MASS. GUN BAN CASE

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has been joined by several other groups and Second Amendment scholars in filing an amicus brief with the First U.S. Court of Appeals supporting a challenge of the Massachusetts semi-auto rifle ban.

    Joining SAF are the Cato Institute, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, Millennial Policy Center and the Independence Institute.… Read the rest

  • SAF SUES PENNSYLVANIA TOWNSHIP, OFFICIAL OVER GUN RANGE DISPUTE

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of the owner of a local gun club in western Pennsylvania against Robinson Township and its zoning officer, alleging violations of Second and Fourteenth Amendment rights “by subverting the club’s operation.”

    SAF is joined by William Drummond, owner of property on which the Greater Pittsburgh Gun Club is located, and has been since 1967.… Read the rest

  • FEDERAL JUDGE ALLOWS SAF LAWSUIT TO PROCEED AGAINST MICHIGAN DHHS

    BELLEVUE, WA – A federal district court judge in Michigan has allowed a Second Amendment Foundation lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to move forward, challenging the agency’s requirement that foster parents keep firearms and ammunition locked up, so as not to be immediately accessible, and thus useless for self-defense.… Read the rest

  • SAF APPLAUDS THURSTON COUNTY COURT JUDGE FOR STRIKING DOWN INITIATIVE

    BELLEVUE, WA – A Thurston County Superior Court judge this morning disqualified a Washington State gun control initiative because it was improperly presented to voters by not following guidelines set down in state election law.

    Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation, said the judge ruled properly and he is hopeful the state Supreme Court will uphold the decision.… Read the rest

  • SAF, PARTNERS SEEK PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION IN CALIFORNIA CASE

    BELLEVUE, WA – Attorneys for the Second Amendment Foundation and three other advocacy groups have filed an amended complaint against California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent enforcement of a new law restricting possession of so-called “bullet button assault weapons” because of a problem with the registration system during the week prior to the deadline.… Read the rest

  • SAF SAYS JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH IS HIGHLY QUALIFIED FOR SCOTUS SEAT

    BELLEVUE, WA – Federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh is “highly qualified” to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy created by the retirement of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Second Amendment Foundation said today, expressing hopes that the Senate will swiftly confirm the 53-year-old jurist to the high court bench.… Read the rest

  • SAF, NRA SUE CITY OF EDMONDS OVER WASH. STATE PREEMPTION VIOLATION

    BELLEVUE, WA – Another Washington state city is now being sued by the Second Amendment Foundation and National Rifled Association for violating the state’s 35-year-old preemption statute by adopting a local gun control ordinance. They filed a similar lawsuit against the City of Seattle last month.… Read the rest

  • SAF SUPPORTS ILLINOIS STUDENT’S CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT v. SCHOOL DISTRICT

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation announced today that it is supporting and funding an Illinois High School student’s civil rights lawsuit against her local school district and three school officials for discrimination under color of law.

    Madison Oster, 16, and her father, Jeremy, are plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the Hononegah Community High School District 207, Supt.… Read the rest

  • SAF, DEFENSE DISTRIBUTED SUE NEW JERSEY A.G., LOS ANGELES CITY ATTY.

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Defense Distributed took the necessary action of filing a federal lawsuit on Sunday against the New Jersey Attorney General and Los Angeles City Attorney, accusing them of “unconstitutional prior restraint” by attempting to prevent online sharing of 3-D firearms printing technology despite a Justice Department settlement of a lawsuit several days ago.… Read the rest

  • LAWSUIT CHALLENGING VALIDITY OF I-1639 PETITIONS FILED IN THURSTON COUNTY

    BELLEVUE, WA – A lawsuit challenging the validity of anti-gun-rights Initiative 1639 has been filed in Thurston County Superior Court by nationally-recognized Second Amendment advocate Alan Gottlieb, but this time he’s filed as a private citizen and Washington State voter.

    The legal action, naming Secretary of State Kim Wyman as defendant in her official capacity, is supported by the Second Amendment Foundation, the Bellevue-based organization founded by Gottlieb more than four decades ago.… Read the rest

  • SAF, NRA SUE SEATTLE OVER STORAGE ORDINANCE THAT VIOLATES STATE LAW

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and National Rifle Association today filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle and Mayor Jenny Durkan over adoption of a so-called “safe storage” requirement, alleging that it violates Washington State’s 35-year-old preemption statute, and is therefore unenforceable.… Read the rest

  • SAF SUES CALIFORNIA DOJ OVER FAILURE OF ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today filed suit against the California Department of Justice and Attorney General Xavier Becerra, seeking an injunction against the agency for failing and refusing to establish a properly functioning Internet-based firearms registration system.

    Joining SAF in this legal action are the Calguns Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation and three private citizens.… Read the rest

  • DOJ, SAF REACH SETTLEMENT IN DEFENSE DISTRIBUTED LAWSUIT

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Department of Justice and Second Amendment Foundation have reached a settlement in SAF’s lawsuit on behalf of Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed over free speech issues related to 3-D files and other information that may be used to manufacture lawful firearms.… Read the rest

  • SAF APPLAUDS TRUMP’S NOMINATION OF KAVANAUGH TO SUPREME COURT

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation this evening applauded president Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court created by the looming retirement of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy.

    “We’re encouraged by this nomination,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M.… Read the rest


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