• 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

  • SAF ADDS PLAINTIFFS, AMENDS FEDERAL LAWSUIT, FILES SHOW CAUSE MOTION v. NEW JERSEY GOV. PHIL MURPHY

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today filed an amended complaint in its federal lawsuit against New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and State Police Supt. Patrick Callahan, adding several plaintiffs asserting violation of civil rights under color of law by shutting down firearms dealerships in the Garden State.… Read the rest

  • SAF APPLAUDS PA GOVERNOR WOLF’S ABOUT-FACE ON GUN DEALERS

    BELLEVUE, WA — The Second Amendment Foundation is applauding Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to recognize that gun dealers are essential to public safety, and has updated the list of life sustaining businesses to allow Keystone State gun owners to exercise their fundamental constitutional rights.… Read the rest

  • SAF SUES N.J. GOVERNOR FOR DEPRIVATION OF RIGHTS

    BELLEVUE, WA – In a move directly linked to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit against New Jersey Gov. Philip D. Murphy and State Police Supt. Patrick J. Callahan, asserting violation of civil rights under color of law by shutting down firearms dealerships in the Garden State, thus preventing citizens from exercising their rights under the Second and Fourteenth amendments.… Read the rest

  • SAF: ILLINOIS GOV. SETS EXAMPLE FOR OTHERS ON GUN, AMMUNITION STORES

    BELLEVUE, WA — The Second Amendment Foundation today applauded Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker for including firearm and ammunition suppliers on the list of “essential businesses and operations” that will remain open during the Prairie State’s “Shelter-In-Place” emergency due to the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus emergency.… Read the rest

  • SAF TO N.O. MAYOR CANTRELL: ‘WE SUED CITY ONCE, WE’LL DO IT AGAIN’

    BELLEVUE, WA — The Second Amendment Foundation today warned New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell against suspending or limiting the sale of firearms and ammunition under her recently proclaimed State of Emergency due to Covid-19.

    Under provisions of her proclamation, the “Emergency Authority” is empowered, if necessary, “to suspend or limit the sale, dispensing or transporting alcoholic beverages, firearms, explosives, and combustibles.”

    But SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M.… Read the rest

  • N.C. ‘STATE OF EMERGENCY’ PROVES IMPORTANCE OF 2012 SAF COURT WIN

    BELLEVUE, WA – Now that North Carolina’s Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper has declared a statewide emergency because of the spreading Coronavirus, the Second Amendment Foundation is reminding all Americans, especially Tar Heel State residents, their right to bear arms will not be impaired because of an important 2012 court victory in a case known as Bateman v.Read the rest

  • SAF SUES CONNECTICUT OVER MAG LIMIT

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Connecticut Citizens Defense League have filed suit in Federal District Court challenging the State of Connecticut’s prohibition on ammunition magazines holding more than ten rounds, or loading more than ten cartridges into a so-called “high capacity magazine.”

    The lawsuit is filed on behalf of Connecticut residents Susan Ross and Domenic Basile.… Read the rest

  • SAF PETITIONS SUPREME COURT FOR REVIEW OF RODRIGUEZ CASE

    BELLEVUE, WA – Attorneys for the Second Amendment Foundation have filed a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking review of their case challenging the City of San Jose and its police department in a case involving the seizure of legally-owned firearms and refusal to return them.… Read the rest

  • SAF WARNS OF NEW ‘GUN CONTROL PLAYBOOK’ TO PUSH ‘RED FLAG’ LAWS

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation is cautioning the public about a new “toolkit” for gun control lobbying groups to help them campaign for passage of so-called “red flag” laws that create “Extreme Risk Protection Orders” designed to take firearms from people based on allegations from family members, intimate partners or others, raising concerns about due process.… Read the rest

  • SAF JOINS AMICUS BRIEF IN CAL ‘ASSAULT RIFLE’ BAN CHALLENGE

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation is joining several other rights organizations in an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support of a case challenging California’s ban on so-called “assault rifles.”

    SAF is joined by the Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, Madison Society Foundation, California Gun Rights Foundation and Independence Institute in the brief.… Read the rest

  • SAF CHALLENGE TO ILL. NON-RESIDENT CCW PROHIBITION GETS BACKING FROM STATE AG’s

    BELLEVUE, WA – Eighteen state attorneys general have joined in an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court supporting a Second Amendment Foundation petition for writ of certiorari seeking high court review in the case of Culp v. Raoul, which challenges the refusal by Illinois to take applications from non-residents for an Illinois carry license.… Read the rest

  • SAF, ISRA SUE ILLINOIS STATE POLICE OVER FOID CARD INACTION

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Illinois State Rifle Association have filed suit in U.S. District Court against the Illinois State Police, ISP Director Brendan Kelly and Jessica Trame in her official capacity as Bureau Chief of the Illinois State Police Firearms Services Bureau, alleging they have allowed Firearm Owner Identification Card and Concealed Carry applications to languish for interminable periods, thus violating the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Illinois citizens.… Read the rest

  • A Special Invitation

    A special invitation from us at The Second Amendment Foundation and our friends at Free To Choose Media.

    Join us for a Town Hall Meeting to build the 2nd Amendment Family. Join us to stress the importance of firearms for self-defense.… Read the rest


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