• SAF CHALLENGES CT BAN ON SO-CALLED ‘ASSAULT WEAPONS’

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today filed suit in federal district court, challenging the ban on so-called “assault weapons” in Connecticut, and asking for declaratory and injunctive relief. SAF is joined by the Connecticut Citizens Defense League and three private citizens, Eddie Grant, Jr., Jennifer Hamilton, and Michael Stiefel. Named as defendants are […]

  • SAF ASKS COURT TO DECLARE HANDGUN BAN FOR YOUNG ADULTS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a complaint in U.S. District Court in West Virginia, challenging the federal prohibition on handgun sales to young adults ages 18-20, and is asking for a declaratory judgment and injunctive relief. Joining SAF in this legal action are the West Virginia Citizens Defense League and two […]

  • SAF SUES CALIFORNIA OVER LAW SUPPRESSING GUN LAWSUITS

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today filed suit in federal court in California, asking for injunctive relief and a declaratory judgment against the state’s new law which includes a one-way fee shifting penalty in the government’s favor that applies only to litigation challenging state gun laws. Joining SAF are plaintiffs James Miller; Ryan […]

  • SAF BACKS FEDERAL CHALLENGE OF ILLINOIS TRANSIT CCW BAN

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation announced today it is financially supporting a federal lawsuit filed by four Illinois residents who are challenging a ban on licensed concealed carry on Public Transportation under the state’s Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Plaintiffs in the case are Benjamin Schoenthal, Mark Wroblewski, Joseph Vesel and Douglas Winston. They […]

  • SAF INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM PROJECT HITS BIDEN WITH FOIA REQUEST

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project (SAF/IJP) has filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the White House, seeking copies of documents, both digital and print, “that show interactions between White House staff and members of gun control and gun safety groups.” The FOIA request was made by IJP editor […]

  • SAF FILES FEDERAL CHALLENGE TO NEW YORK’S NEW GUN CONTROL SCHEME

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a federal lawsuit challenging a new gun control law adopted in New York State following the Supreme Court’s nullification of its previous concealed carry state that required “proper cause,” alleging the state’s new statute is just as unconstitutional as the previous law. Joining SAF is the […]

  • SAF FILES REPLY SUPPORTING MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN MN CARRY CASE

    BELLEVUE, WA – Attorneys representing the Second Amendment Foundation and its partners in a federal lawsuit challenging Minnesota’s ban on concealed carry by young adults have filed a reply in support of their motion for summary judgment in the case, known as Worth v. Harrington. SAF was joined in the lawsuit by the Minnesota Gun […]

  • SILENCER SHOP RENEWS GOLD SPONSORSHIP FOR SECOND AMENDMENT FOUNDATION

    BELLEVUE, WA – Silencer Shop of Austin, Texas has renewed its Gold level sponsorship of the Second Amendment Foundation’s “Corporate Sponsorship Program” for 2022. “It’s a great honor for us to once again have Silencer Shop’s important support,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “In the coming year, we expect to […]

  • SAF FILES ‘ALL WRIT’ PETITION TO CHALLENGE CHILLING CA GUN SUIT LAW

    BELLEVUE, WA – Attorneys representing the Second Amendment Foundation and its partners in the case of Jones v. Bonta, challenging a California law restricting the rights of young adults to purchase long guns, are asking the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for an “All Writ” enjoining the state from enforcing a new state law […]

  • SAF, DEFENSE DISTRIBUTED FILE FEDERAL CHALLENGE TO CA GUN LAWS

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation is seeking a federal court injunction against enforcement of a California law restricting people from manufacturing their own firearms, which is an American tradition dating back to Colonial times, and another statute written to discourage court challenges. Joining SAF is Defense Distributed, a Texas-based company that sells a […]

  • MEDIA ADVISORY: 37th ANNUAL GUN RIGHTS POLICY CONFERENCE

    Event scheduled Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2022 at the Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport, 4545 W. John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, TX 75063 BELLEVUE, WA – For the first time since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Gun Rights Policy Conference—possibly the most important event of the year for leaders and grassroots activists in the […]

  • SAF, ALLIES FILE EMERGENCY MOTION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS IN CA LAWSUIT

    BELLEVUE, WA – Attorneys representing the Second Amendment Foundation and its allies in a federal lawsuit challenging a ban on communication, advertising and marketing of products and information to young, current and potential shooters, have filed an emergency motion for a writ of mandamus in the case. The motion was filed with the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in […]

  • SAF SUIT BRINGS NYPD EMERGENCY RULESTRIKING ‘PROPER CAUSE’ REQUIREMENT

    BELLEVUE, WA – The New York City Police Department has issued an emergency rule deleting the “proper cause” and “letter of necessity” requirements from their application process to obtain a concealed carry license thanks to a legal action filed by the Second Amendment Foundation. SAF was joined by the Firearms Policy Coalition, Inc, several private […]

  • SAF FILES BRIEF IN SCOTUS REMAND OF MARYLAND GUN BAN CASE

    BELLEVUE, WA – Attorneys representing the Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms have filed a supplemental opening brief in their challenge of Maryland’s ban on so-called “assault weapons” based on the Supreme Court’s remand of the case back to the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals following […]

  • SAF SEEKS INJUNCTION AGAINST NEW JERSEY IN FIRST AMENDMENT CASE

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Defense Distributed, Inc. of Texas have filed for an injunction in their federal case challenging a New Jersey statute that prohibits the publication of computer files containing digital firearms information in an ongoing legal action. SAF and Defense Distributed are asking the court to set an expedited […]

  • SAF THANKS BROWNELLS FOR SUPPORTING MAGAZINE BAN LAWSUIT

    BELLEVUE, WA – Brownells has donated $59,884 to the Washington-state-based Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) to help fund the lawsuit against the state’s ban on standard-capacity magazines, which was signed into law on March 23, 2022. “The Second Amendment Foundation really appreciates the financial support that Brownells has given us to make our lawsuit possible,” said […]

  • SAF APPLAUDS SMITH & WESSON’S RESPONSE TO DEMOCRAT SUBPOENA

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today applauded Smith & Wesson President and CEO Mark Smith for his reaction to a subpoena issued as part of an attempt by Capitol Hill anti-gunners to blame his company and other gun manufacturers for a wave of violent crime resulting from soft-on-crime policies promoted by the same […]

  • SAF SUES CALIFORNIA OVER GUN SHOW BAN

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit challenging California’s Senate Bill 264, a ban on gun shows held on public property that was passed and signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. Joining SAF are the California Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc.  B&L Productions, Inc., d/b/a Crossroads of the West; […]

  • SAF FILES SUMMARY JUDGMENT MOTION IN MINN. CARRY BAN LAWSUIT

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation filed a motion for summary judgment in a federal lawsuit in Minnesota, challenging that state’s ban on concealed carry by young adults between the ages of 18 and 21, alleging the ban violates the Second and 14th Amendment rights of those citizens. The lawsuit was filed in U.S […]

  • SAF QUESTIONS HIRING OF GUN CONTROL ADVOCATE BY WA ATTORNEY GENERAL

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today is wondering how far Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson will go to politicize his agency, after hiring Ben Carr, identified by the Alliance for Gun Responsibility—a Seattle-based gun control group—as vice president of its foundation board of directors. The Alliance filed a motion to intervene as […]


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