• 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 Shawn Newman, writing on behalf of the two Bellevue-based organizations, noted, “The petitions for I-1639 have the proposed measure printed on the back of the sheets in such fine print as to be unreadable… Use of fine print is unconscionable.”

    State law mandates that initiative petitions “have a readable, full, true, and correct copy of the proposed measure printed on the reverse side of the petition,” Newman’s letter warns.… Read the rest

  • 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.… Read the rest

  • 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.… Read the rest

  • ‘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 founder and Executive Vice President Alan M.… Read the rest

  • BLOOMBERG’S ‘EPIDEMIC OF DISHONESTY’ INCLUDES HIS OWN ANTI-GUN EFFORTS

    BELLEVUE, WA – When billionaire anti-gun former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched a tirade during Rice University’s graduation ceremonies over the weekend about an “epidemic of dishonesty” in the nation’s capital, he could easily have been talking about the gun prohibition movement he largely finances, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.… Read the rest

  • IMPRISONING PREGNANT WOMAN ON MICH. GUN CHARGE ‘BARBARIC,’ SAYS SAF

    BELLEVUE, WA – An expectant Michigan mother who was convicted for displaying a handgun during a controversial altercation last summer will likely have her second child in prison, a situation that the Second Amendment Foundation considers “barbaric” just days before Mother’s Day.… Read the rest

  • SAF SUES ILLINOIS AGENCY OVER DAY CARE OPERATORS’ GUN RIGHTS

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services on behalf of two Prairie State residents, alleging deprivation of civil rights under color of law.

    Joining in the lawsuit on behalf of individual plaintiffs Jennifer J.… Read the rest

  • SAF LAWSUIT CHALLENGES GUN BAN IN CHICAGO SUBURB OF DEERFIELD

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a lawsuit against the Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Illinois seeking an injunction against enforcement of the ban on so-called “assault weapons” and “large capacity magazines” adopted by the Village Board of Trustees earlier this week.… Read the rest

  • SAF SAYS ‘GUN CONTROL HYSTERIA’ IS REASON MARCH NICS CHECKS SPIKED

    BELLEVUE, WA – A record number of background checks initiated with the National Instant Check System (NICS) for the month of March demonstrates once again that gun control hysteria pushes more Americans to exercise their right to own firearms, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.… Read the rest

  • SAF: SATURDAY MARCHERS SHOULD REMEMBER THAT GUNS SAVE LIVES

    BELLEVUE, WA – Participants in Saturday’s planned “March For Our Lives” events around the country should use the opportunity to celebrate the lives of all the survivors of violence who are alive today because they had a firearm with which to fight back, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.… Read the rest

  • SAF TO HELP STUDENTS DEFEND THEIR 1st AMENDMENT RIGHT TO SUPPORT 2nd

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today announced a project to help students who have been harassed, intimidated or bullied for resisting peer pressure to join the wave of protests against guns and the right to keep and bear arms.… Read the rest

  • ‘SEATTLE GUN TAX REVENUE FALLS, AND FAILS, AGAIN,’ SAYS SAF

    BELLEVUE, WA. – Seattle’s “gun violence tax” revenue has once again failed to meet predictions, demonstrating once again that this was really a thinly disguised gun control scheme that was sold to the public as an effort to reduce so-called “gun violence,” the Second Amendment Foundation said today.… Read the rest

  • SAF REPORTS 1,200% SPIKE IN MEMBERS, DONORS FROM YOUNG ADULTS SINCE FLA.

    BELLEVUE, WA – Since the tragic mass shooting at a Florida high school last month resulted in efforts to restrict firearms ownership by young adults, the Second Amendment Foundation has experienced a 1,200 percent increase in the number of 18- to 20-year-olds joining or supporting the organization, SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M.… Read the rest

  • SAF, ISRA SUE HOUSING AUTHORITY OVER GUN BAN FOR RESIDENTS

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Illinois State Rifle Association have filed a lawsuit in federal district court challenging the East St. Louis Housing Authority’s (ESLHA) ban on firearms possession by residents of government subsidized housing in that community.… Read the rest

  • ‘MEDIA SENSATIONALISM PARTLY TO BLAME FOR SCHOOL SHOOTINGS’ SAYS SAF

    BELLEVUE, WA – When anti-gunners point fingers of blame for tragic school shootings, there is plenty of room for media sensationalism in that ugly spotlight, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.

    “The heartbreaking attack on students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida is made even more terrible because the suspect is getting more than his share of fame,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M.… Read the rest

  • SAF, COLORADO GROUP FILE AMICUS BRIEF IN MAGAZINE BAN APPEAL

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), joined by the Millennial Policy Center (MPC), has filed an amicus brief in the challenge of Colorado’s ban on so-called “large capacity magazines,” using history, nineteenth century tradition and the Colorado State Constitution to support the challenge.… Read the rest

  • SCOTUS REVIEW SOUGHT IN CHALLENGE OF ALAMEDA COUNTY GUN STORE BAN

    BELLEVUE, WA – Attorneys for the Second Amendment Foundation and its partners in a challenge of an Alameda County, California zoning ordinance that effectively bans gun stores have filed a writ of certiorari seeking review by the Supreme Court of the United States.… Read the rest

  • DRGO Files Amicus Brief in Duncan (CA) Magazine Ban Case

    In response to a brief from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) filed in the Duncan v. Bercerra case, Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO) has submitted an amicus brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.… Read the rest

  • SAF AMENDS CHALLENGE TO CAL. ‘ASSAULT WEAPON’ REGS, SEEKS INJUNCTION

    BELLEVUE, WA – Attorneys for the Second Amendment Foundation and its partners in a challenge to the California Department of Justice regulations on so-called “assault weapons” have filed an amended complaint in the case, and are also seeking an injunction against the new regulations.… Read the rest

  • SAF, CALGUNS SEEK SUPREME COURT REVERSAL OF 9TH CIRCUIT RULING

    BELLEVUE, WA – Attorneys for the Second Amendment Foundation and Calguns Foundation have filed a brief seeking U.S. Supreme Court review and ultimate reversal of a ruling by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in their long-running challenge of California’s waiting period requirement on additional firearm transactions for people who already own guns.… Read the rest


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