• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. U.S. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • SAF SAYS JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH IS HIGHLY QUALIFIED FOR SCOTUS SEAT

    BELLEVUE, WA – Federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh is “highly qualified” to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy created by the retirement of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Second Amendment Foundation said today, expressing hopes that the Senate will swiftly confirm the 53-year-old jurist to the high court bench. “We have looked at Judge Kavanaugh’s record, […]

  • SAF, NRA SUE CITY OF EDMONDS OVER WASH. STATE PREEMPTION VIOLATION

    BELLEVUE, WA – Another Washington state city is now being sued by the Second Amendment Foundation and National Rifled Association for violating the state’s 35-year-old preemption statute by adopting a local gun control ordinance. They filed a similar lawsuit against the City of Seattle last month. Today’s lawsuit is against the City of Edmonds, a […]

  • SAF SUPPORTS ILLINOIS STUDENT’S CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT v. SCHOOL DISTRICT

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation announced today that it is supporting and funding an Illinois High School student’s civil rights lawsuit against her local school district and three school officials for discrimination under color of law. Madison Oster, 16, and her father, Jeremy, are plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the Hononegah Community High […]

  • SAF, DEFENSE DISTRIBUTED SUE NEW JERSEY A.G., LOS ANGELES CITY ATTY.

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Defense Distributed took the necessary action of filing a federal lawsuit on Sunday against the New Jersey Attorney General and Los Angeles City Attorney, accusing them of “unconstitutional prior restraint” by attempting to prevent online sharing of 3-D firearms printing technology despite a Justice Department settlement of […]

  • LAWSUIT CHALLENGING VALIDITY OF I-1639 PETITIONS FILED IN THURSTON COUNTY

    BELLEVUE, WA – A lawsuit challenging the validity of anti-gun-rights Initiative 1639 has been filed in Thurston County Superior Court by nationally-recognized Second Amendment advocate Alan Gottlieb, but this time he’s filed as a private citizen and Washington State voter. The legal action, naming Secretary of State Kim Wyman as defendant in her official capacity, […]

  • SAF, NRA SUE SEATTLE OVER STORAGE ORDINANCE THAT VIOLATES STATE LAW

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and National Rifle Association today filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle and Mayor Jenny Durkan over adoption of a so-called “safe storage” requirement, alleging that it violates Washington State’s 35-year-old preemption statute, and is therefore unenforceable. Also named as defendants are the Seattle Police Department and […]

  • SAF SUES CALIFORNIA DOJ OVER FAILURE OF ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today filed suit against the California Department of Justice and Attorney General Xavier Becerra, seeking an injunction against the agency for failing and refusing to establish a properly functioning Internet-based firearms registration system. Joining SAF in this legal action are the Calguns Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy […]

  • DOJ, SAF REACH SETTLEMENT IN DEFENSE DISTRIBUTED LAWSUIT

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Department of Justice and Second Amendment Foundation have reached a settlement in SAF’s lawsuit on behalf of Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed over free speech issues related to 3-D files and other information that may be used to manufacture lawful firearms. SAF and Defense Distributed had filed suit against the State […]

  • SAF APPLAUDS TRUMP’S NOMINATION OF KAVANAUGH TO SUPREME COURT

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation this evening applauded president Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court created by the looming retirement of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. “We’re encouraged by this nomination,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb, “because by […]

  • SAF, CCRKBA CHALLENGE WA INITIATIVE, SEEK INVALIDATION

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today asked the Washington State Supreme Court to invalidate Initiative 1639 and enjoin the Secretary of State to reject the petitions on the grounds that petitions circulated by paid signature gatherers failed to meet state requirements for […]

  • SAF, CCRKBA CONTEND I-1639 INVALID; ‘DOESN’T MEET LEGAL GUIDELINES’

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today raised serious new concerns about the validity of Initiative 1639, the gun control measure now gathering signatures, because petitions do not appear to meet state-mandated guidelines for having a “full, true, and correct copy of the […]

  • SAF, CCRKBA WARN I-1639 SPONSORS THAT ‘UNREADABLE’ PETITIONS VIOLATE LAW

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today warned sponsors of anti-gun Initiative 1639 via a demand letter that their campaign “is utilizing unreadable petitions in violation” of state law, and demanded that this be corrected to “conform to the legal requirements.” Olympia attorney […]

  • SAF: ‘DEERFIELD’S FREE LEGAL HELP NO MATCH FOR OUR ATTORNEYS’

    BELLEVUE, WA – Tuesday’s court victory against the ban of so-called “assault weapons” and original capacity magazines in the Chicago suburb of Deerfield demonstrated once again that pro-bono legal help from an outside law firm and anti-gun groups is no match for attorneys representing the Second Amendment Foundation, SAF said today. The ban was to […]

  • COURT GRANTS INJUNCTION IN SAF CHALLENGE OF DEERFIELD, IL GUN BAN

    BELLEVUE, WA – A circuit court judge in Lake County, Illinois has granted an injunction against the Chicago suburb of Deerfield, blocking the village from enforcing a ban on so-called “assault weapons,” and handing a victory to the Second Amendment Foundation. SAF was joined in the lawsuit by the Illinois State Rifle Association and Deerfield […]

  • ‘OKC SHOOTING AFFIRMS IMPORTANCE OF ARMED CITIZENRY,’ SAYS SAF

    BELLEVUE, WA – Thursday’s shooting incident at a popular restaurant in Oklahoma City, where a “good guy with a gun” intervened by fatally shooting an apparent madman affirms the importance of an armed citizenry, the Second Amendment Foundation said today. “We concur with local police who are calling the armed citizen a hero,” said SAF […]


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