• SAF: ‘IF YOU’RE NOT ISSUING LICENSES, DON’T ARREST PEOPLE FOR CARRYING’

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today said that if state agencies and officials around the country that are responsible for issuing concealed carry licenses or permits are not taking new applications because of the COVID-19 outbreak, they should not arrest people for carrying without a license/permit.… Read the rest

  • CCRKBA, SAF HOSTING FREE ONLINE GRASSROOTS TRAINING SESSIONS

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and the Second Amendment Foundation will co-host a FREE online Grassroots Activism Summit on three consecutive evenings, each timed for a separate U.S. time zone, though users can choose which session they would like to join, on Zoom.… Read the rest

  • FACING INJUNCTION, VENTURA COUNTY CAVES, RE-OPENS RETAIL GUN STORES

    LOS ANGELES (May 15, 2020) — Just days before a hearing on a motion for preliminary injunction against orders banning gun stores from operating, lawyers for the County of Ventura, California, have filed documents with federal District Court Judge Consuelo B.… Read the rest

  • GLEN CAROLINE JOINS SAF, CCRKBA STAFF AS DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

    BELLEVUE, WA – Veteran grassroots gun rights organizer Glen Caroline has joined the staffs at the Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, where he will serve as Director of External Affairs.

    With 29 years of front line experience in the Second Amendment movement, Caroline will spearhead grassroots and training programs for both organizations, according to SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb.… Read the rest

  • JUDGE GRANTS PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION IN SAF ACTION v. MASS. GOV. BAKER

    BELLEVUE, WA – A U.S. District Court in Massachusetts has granted a preliminary injunction against Gov. Charlie Baker’s emergency order shutting down gun shops in the state in a case brought by the Second Amendment Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition and Commonwealth Second Amendment, Inc.… Read the rest

  • SCOTUS MOOTS NY GUN CASE, BUT PENDING CASES COULD PROVIDE 2A PROTECTION

    BELLEVUE, WA – While the U.S. Supreme Court has mooted the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association’s challenge of a now-defunct handgun law in the City of New York, there is a possibility for an important Second Amendment ruling coming from one of four cases now pending before the high court, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.… Read the rest

  • SCOTUS ASKS SAN JOSE FOR RESPONSE TO SAF’s RODRIGUEZ GUN RIGHTS CASE

    BELLEVUE, WA – The U.S. Supreme Court has instructed the City of San Jose, California to respond to a writ of certiorari from the Second Amendment Foundation in the case of Lori Rodriguez, et al. v. City of San Jose, which involves the city’s confiscation of legally-owned firearms and the city’s refusal to return them.… Read the rest

  • SAF SUES GEORGIA COUNTY, JUDGE ASSERTING DEPRIVATION OF RIGHTS

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Firearms Policy Coalition today filed suit in federal district court in Georgia, in a case alleging Cherokee County and Probate Court Judge Keith Wood have violated the constitutional rights of citizens by ordering that the county would not accept applications for Weapons Carry Licenses during the coronavirus outbreak.… Read the rest

  • RIGHTS GROUPS SUE NEW MEXICO GOV., CHALLENGING EMERGENCY ORDER

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation, National Rifle Association and Firearms Policy Coalition today filed a federal lawsuit against New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, challenging her order mandating the closure of lawful retail firearms businesses during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.… Read the rest

  • SAF JOINS LAWSUIT AGAINST MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today joined several partners in a federal lawsuit against Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and two other Massachusetts officials, challenging their acts of eliminating all lawful channels of access to constitutionally protected arms and ammunition during the coronavirus emergency.… Read the rest

  • SAF RIPS ‘EVERYTOWN’ ANTI-GUN RIGHTS MEMO BACKING GUN SHOP CLOSURES

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today responded to a memorandum issued by ‘Everytown Law,’ an arm of Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety gun prohibition lobbying group, calling the document “totally biased” and written solely to support the emergency closure of American gun stores, using the COVID-19 crisis as an excuse.… Read the rest

  • GROUPS SUE N. CAL. GOVERNMENTS, ALLEGING RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

    BELLEVUE, WA – Seventeen plaintiffs including the Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit naming an almost equal number of local and county governments and officials within those jurisdictions in Northern California, asking the court for injunctive and declaratory relief in a challenge to gun control measures instituted in relation to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.… Read the rest

  • GROUPS SEEK SHOW CAUSE ORDER IN CAL GUN CASE

    BELLEVUE, WA – A coalition of gun rights groups including the Second Amendment Foundation is asking for a temporary restraining order (TRO) and an order to “show cause” in a motion for their federal case against California authorities who have ordered a shutdown of retail gun shops in connection with the COVID-19 outbreak.… Read the rest

  • N.J. GOV. MURPHY BACKS DOWN, ALLOWS GUN SHOPS BACK OPEN IN SAF VICTORY

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation declare victory today when New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy backed away from his earlier position on gun shop operations in the state during the current COVID-19 panic, and will now allow operations by appointment.… Read the rest

  • SAF, PARTNERS FILE AMENDED COMPLAINT IN CAL. LAWSUIT, ADDING DEFENDANTS

    BELLEVUE, WA – Attorneys for the Second Amendment Foundation and its partners in a federal civil rights lawsuit in California have filed a revised complaint, adding to the list of defendants to include the City of Los Angeles and Mayor Eric Garcetti, and the City of Burbank and City Manager Justin Hess.… Read the rest

  • N.J. POLICE TEST POSITIVE, QUARANTINED; ‘WHY WE SUED TO OPEN GUN STORES’: SAF

    BELLEVUE, WA — Published reports that some 700 New Jersey police officers have tested positive for the coronavirus and are quarantined underscores the importance of the Second Amendment Foundation’s lawsuit to require the state to open gun stores, the group said today.… Read the rest

  • SAF APPLAUDS TRUMP ADMIN. FOR ‘ESSENTIAL’ RULING ON GUN SHOPS

    BELLEVUE, WA – Declaring that American gun owners owe President Donald Trump a “very big thank you,” the Second Amendment Foundation today is cheering the announcement from the Department of Homeland Security defining firearms manufacturers and retailers as “essential businesses.

    “Every freedom loving American owes President Donald Trump and his administration a very big thank you for protecting our Second Amendment rights,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb in reaction to the DHS announcement.… Read the rest

  • GUN GROUPS SUE CAL. GOV. NEWSOM, L.A. COUNTY SHERIFF VILLANUEVA

    BELLEVUE, WA – Four leading gun rights organizations today filed a lawsuit in federal court against California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, alleging both state and local policies and enforcement practices violate the Second and Fourteenth Amendment rights of their citizens.… Read the rest

  • SAF, GRASS ROOTS N.C. AND FPC SUE N.C. SHERIFF OVER PISTOL PERMIT HOLDS

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition and Grass Roots North Carolina today filed a federal lawsuit against Wake County, N.C. Sheriff Gerald M. Baker for refusing to accept new applications for pistol purchase permits or concealed handgun permits until April 30, using the COVID-19 outbreak as justification.… Read the rest

  • DELAWARE BACKS DOWN, ALLOWS FIREARMS, AMMO SALES, SAF CONFIRMS

    BELLEVUE, WA — The State of Delaware has backed away from closing gun shops during the current Coronavirus pandemic crisis, a decision the Second Amendment Foundation says is the right thing to do.

    Under the revised language of the state’s emergency order, “Firearms dealers may conduct sales of firearms, ammunition, and other goods directly related to responsible firearm storage and maintenance, by appointment only.… Read the rest


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