• SAF FILES FOR INJUNCTION IN ILLINOIS GUN BAN CASE

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a motion for preliminary injunction in its federal court challenge of the recently-signed ban on modern semiautomatic rifles and their ammunition magazines. The case is known as Harrel v. Raoul. Joining SAF are the Illinois State Rifle Association, Firearms Policy Coalition, C4 Gun Store LLC, Marengo […]

  • HENRY REPEATING ARMS PRESENTS $25K TO SECOND AMENDMENT FOUNDATION

    BELLEVUE, WA – Henry Repeating Arms chose the backdrop of the 2023 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show to present a check for $25,000 to the Second Amendment Foundation, making the company a “Gold Sponsor” of the gun rights organization. On hand to receive the check were SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan […]

  • WASHINGTON’S FERGUSON JOINS ANTI-GUN-RIGHTS AG’S AMICUS BRIEF

    BELLEVUE, WA – Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has joined 15 of his anti-Second Amendment Democrat colleagues in an amicus brief to the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, asking for a reversal of a district court’s decision to block enforcement of New York’s so-called Concealed Carry Improvement Act. Ferguson joined attorneys general from […]

  • SAF FILES FEDERAL LAWSUIT AGAINST ILLINOIS GUN BAN

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a federal lawsuit challenging the recently-signed Illinois gun ban legislation, alleging it to be unconstitutional and asserting the state has criminalized “a common and important means of self-defense.” The case is known as Harrel v. Raoul. Joining SAF in this legal action are the Illinois State […]

  • SAF FILES PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION MEMORANDUM IN JONES V. BONTA

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and its partners in the long-running California case of Jones v. Bonta have filed a Memorandum of Points and Authorities in support of a notice of motion, and a motion for a preliminary injunction or alternatively, a motion for summary judgment. The case, filed in 2019, challenges California’s prohibition on firearms to young […]

  • SAF RIPS ATF ‘FINAL RULE’ ON ARM
    BRACES, LAWSUIT WILL MOVE FORWARD

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today accused the Biden administration of “once again trying to trample the rights of gun owners” by allowing the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to adopt a “final rule” on arm braces for modern semiautomatic pistols. While the definition of a rifle in federal law should be clear, […]

  • SAF BRIEFS SUPPORT SUMMARY JUDGEMENT, INJUNCTION MOTIONS IN ATF LAWSUIT

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Defense Distributed today filed briefs in federal court in Texas supporting their motions for a preliminary injunction and summary judgment in VanDerStok v. Garland which challenges the ATF’s final rule on unfinished gun receivers and parts kits. The brief supporting SSAF’s summary judgment motion may be read […]

  • SAF FILES FEDERAL SUIT AGAINST DELAWARE MAGAZINE BAN

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a federal lawsuit challenging the magazine ban adopted by the State of Delaware in June 2022, alleging the ban to be unconstitutional under the Second and Fourteenth amendments. The case is known as Graham v. Jennings. SAF is joined by the Firearms Policy Coalition and two […]

  • NOISEFIGHTERS JOINS SAF TEAM AS SILVER LEVEL SPONSOR

    BELLEVUE, WA – Noisefighters, the Michigan-based company that manufactures gel-filled ear pads for shooting earmuffs and lightweight mounting hardware for night vision goggles, has become a Silver-level sponsor of the Second Amendment Foundation for 2023. The company is owned and operated by Neal Brace, a service-disabled Marine Corps combat veteran. In business since 2017, Noisefighters […]

  • SAF FILES AMICUS BRIEFS IN FEDERAL CASES CHALLENGING GUN BAN FOR PRETRIAL RELEASE

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today filed amicus briefs in two cases challenging the authority of a federal district court in California to impose a ban on firearm possession as a condition of pretrial release. Joining SAF in both briefs are the Firearms Policy Coalition, FPC Action Foundation, Second Amendment Law Center, California […]

  • FEDERAL JUDGE GRANTS TRO IN SAF CHALLENGE OF NEW JERSEY GUN LAW

    BELLEVUE, WA – A federal judge in New Jersey has granted a temporary restraining order in a case brought by the Second Amendment Foundation and several co-plaintiffs in a challenge of that state’s new gun control law which criminalizes carry in a vastly expanded set of “sensitive areas.” U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb in […]

  • SAF FILES BRIEF FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN ILLINOIS GUN CASE

    BELLEVUE, WA – Attorneys for the Second Amendment Foundation and its allies have filed a brief supporting their earlier motion for summary judgment in a federal challenge of Illinois’ ban on concealed carry by young adults in a case known as Meyer v. Raoul. The brief was filed today in U.S. District Court for the […]

  • J. PIERCE SHIELDS JOINS SAF AS NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today announced that J. Pierce Shields, a seasoned tax attorney, banker, and national-scale fundraiser, has joined the staff as National Director of Advancement. Shields comes to the Foundation with a strong background that includes four years overseeing a major bank’s trust and private wealth department and almost a […]

  • FEDERAL LAWSUIT CHALLENGES SEMI-AUTO BAN IN NEW YORK STATE

    BELLEVUE, WA – A federal lawsuit supported by the Second Amendment Foundation and Firearms Policy Coalition has been filed in New York, challenging that state’s ban on so-called “assault weapons.” Plaintiffs are represented by SAF and FPC attorneys. The complaint was filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, on behalf […]

  • SAF FILES MEMORANDUM SUPPORTING MOTION FOR P.I. OR SUMMARY JUDGMENT

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a memorandum of points and authorities in support of its motion for a preliminary injunction or, alternatively, a motion for summary judgment in a case known as Renna v. Bonta, which challenges California’s novel ban on hundreds of handgun models under its “Unsafe Handgun Act” (UHA). […]

  • SAF SUES NEW JERSEY OVER NEW CONCEALED CARRY LAW

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a federal lawsuit against the State of New Jersey, challenging the state’s new gun control law prohibiting licensed concealed carry in an expanded list of so-called “sensitive places,” and further criminalizes carrying an operable handgun “while in a vehicle.” Joining SAF are the Firearms Policy Coalition, […]

  • SAF VICTORY: FEDERAL JUDGE DECLARES CA FEE-SHIFTING UNCONSTITUTIONAL

    BELLEVUE, WA – A federal judge has declared California’s controversial “fee-shifting” tenet of the state’s new gun control law to be unconstitutional, and permanently enjoined the state from enforcing this provision, known as Section 1021.11. It’s a victory for the Second Amendment Foundation and its partners in their lawsuit challenging the statute. SAF founder and […]

  • SAF, DEFENSE DISTRIBUTED ALLOWED TO INTERVENE IN VANDERSTOK CASE

    BELLEVUE, WA – A federal court in Texas has granted a request by the Second Amendment Foundation and Defense Distributed to intervene in a case known as VanDerStok v. Garland, which challenges the authority of the Justice Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to regulate items that are not firearms, as if […]

  • SAF ATTORNEYS RESPOND TO BONTA, NEWSOM BRIEFS IN CAL. FEE SHIFTING CASE

    BELEVUE, WA – Attorneys representing the Second Amendment Foundation and its partners in a challenge of California’s fee-shifting law have filed a consolidated response to court briefs filed by Attorney General Rob Bonta and Gov. Gavin Newsom. California’s new law includes a one-way fee-shifting penalty to discourage lawsuits against restrictive gun laws, creating a chilling […]

  • CA APPEALS COURT DENIES STAY OF INJUNCTION IN GUN PRIVACY CASE

    BELLEVUE, WA — A California appeals court panel has unanimously denied a request from state Attorney General Rob Bonta for an immediate stay of an injunction in a case brought by the Second Amendment Foundation in a challenge of the state law allowing the state Department of Justice to share personal information about firearms owners […]


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