• ‘BILL OF RIGHTS STILL INCLUDES SECOND AMENDMENT,’ SAY SAF, CCRKBA, JPFO

    BELLEVUE, WA – As the nation prepares to celebrate National Bill of Rights Day on Saturday, it is important to remember that all of the rights enshrined in the first ten amendments to the Constitution are equal, and deserve the same zealous protection as all the others, the Second Amendment Foundation, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership said today.… Read the rest

  • SAF, CCRKBA SEEK NATIONAL DIALOGUE ON POLICE, CCW AFTER ALABAMA TRAGEDY

    BELLEVUE, WA – In the wake of last week’s tragic mistaken identity fatal shooting of an armed citizen in an Alabama shopping mall, the Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms are calling for a national dialogue on how police respond to “active shooter” reports in public venues, such as malls, restaurants or movie theaters.… Read the rest

  • SAF FILES AMICUS BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF 9TH CIRCUIT GUN RIGHTS RULING

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has filed an amicus brief in a case that successfully challenged the State of Hawaii’s regulatory scheme for carrying firearms in public for personal protection, in which defendants have asked for an en banc hearing before the U.S.… Read the rest

  • SAF, NRA FILE FEDERAL LAWSUIT CHALLENGING INITIATIVE 1639

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and National Rifle Association have filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging gun control Initiative 1639 in Washington State, on several grounds.

    The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.… Read the rest

  • SAF, DEFENSE DISTRIBUTED ASK TRO, INJUNCTION AGAINST N.J. ATTY. GENERAL

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Defense Distributed today filed a motion in federal court in Texas seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal to prevent enforcement of a new law that they believe is a direct infringement of their First Amendment rights.… Read the rest

  • ‘ALEC BALDWIN HAS RE-DEFINED ‘BENIGN BEHAVIOR’,’ SAYS SAF

    BELLEVUE, WA – Following his arrest in New York City Friday morning, anti-gun-rights actor Alec Baldwin reportedly declared that the city is trying to “criminalize behavior once thought benign,” which is a remarkable definition for allegedly punching somebody, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.… Read the rest

  • SAF CONDEMNS MEDIA BIAS ON GUNS AS ELECTION LOOMS

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today condemned what it considers blatant media bias against firearms, which invariably seems to show up in headlines and news reports just prior to an election.

    “We’ve got an important midterm election next week,” noted SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M.… Read the rest

  • GALLUP POLL SHOWS MOST AMERICANS OPPOSE SEMI-AUTO BAN, SAYS SAF

    BELLEVUE, WA – A new Gallup survey showing that a majority of Americans now oppose a ban on so-called “assault weapons” could not have come at a better time, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.

    “The new Gallup poll shows that 57 percent of Americans do not support a ban on semi-automatic rifles, which have been deliberately mislabeled as ‘assault rifles,’” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M.… Read the rest

  • SAF JOINS CA GROUPS SUING RIVERSIDE COUNTY, SHERIFF OVER CCW POLICIES

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has joined in a federal lawsuit challenging Riverside County, California and Sheriff Stanley Sniff over the county’s handgun carry license policies, which plaintiffs assert are unconstitutional.

    Joining SAF in this legal action are the Calguns Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation and Madison Society Foundation, and a private citizen, Arie Van Nieuwenhuyzen, a legal resident alien who lives in Riverside County.… Read the rest

  • 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


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