• 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.… Read the rest

  • 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.… Read the rest

  • 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 School District 207, Supt.… Read the rest

  • 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 a lawsuit several days ago.… Read the rest

  • 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, is supported by the Second Amendment Foundation, the Bellevue-based organization founded by Gottlieb more than four decades ago.… Read the rest

  • 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.… Read the rest

  • 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 Foundation and three private citizens.… Read the rest

  • 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.… Read the rest

  • 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.… Read the rest

  • 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 readability nor did they include a “full, true, and correct copy of the proposed measure printed on the reverse side.”

    “We publicly warned the initiative sponsors about these problems and they ignored us,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb.… Read the rest

  • 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 proposed measure” printed on the back.… Read the rest

  • 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


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