• CALLS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS FOLLOWING MASSACHUSETTS TRAGEDY ARE ‘HALF-BAKED, HALF-COCKED AND ALL WRONG,’ SAYS GUN RIGHTS LEADER

    When gun control extremists quickly capitalized on the tragedy in Wakefield, Mass. to call for stricter gun laws in the Bay State, reaction was swift from Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation.

    “Suggesting that more restrictive gun laws would have somehow prevented this calculated, cold-blooded killing are half-baked, half-cocked and all wrong,” Gottlieb stated.… Read the rest

  • SOLICITOR GENERAL’S FEDERAL COURT REMARKS CONDEMNED BY FIREARMS RIGHTS ACTIVIST

    Remarks made by US Solicitor General Seth P. Waxman in federal court this week that “federal law enforcement officials are privileged to do what would otherwise be unlawful if done by private citizens” were immediately deplored by a top firearms civil rights leader.… Read the rest

  • OHIO APPEALS COURT RULING LAUDED

    An Ohio Appeals Court’s unanimous rejection of Cincinnati’s lawsuit against the firearms industry was lauded Monday by the head of a gun rights organization that is currently suing the U.S. Conference of Mayors over this and similar municipal actions against gun makers.… Read the rest

  • BRADY LAW PROVEN INEFFECTIVE ONCE AGAIN

    A study that analyzed national data over a 12-year period, and concluded that the Brady Gun Control Law had no effect on homicides and suicides, brought a strong response from Alan Gottlieb, Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation.

    “So much for ‘effective gun control’ that Brady Law proponents pandered when they lobbied for passage of that legislation in 1993,” Gottlieb observed.… Read the rest

  • OHIO GUN LAW BLOCKED BY RESTRAINING ORDER

    CINCINNATI, OHIO (Tuesday, July 18, 2000) – Judge Robert Ruehlman today issued a restraining order against enforcement of Ohio’s law banning concealed carry of firearms as well as the law banning loaded firearms in a motor vehicle. The order affects the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.… Read the rest

  • OHIO GUN LAW CHALLENGED IN COURT TODAY

    Cincinnati, Ohio: The Second Amendment Foundation, along with Ohio citizens, filed a Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against the law prohibiting the carrying of concealed firearms. The suit alleges that current law violates numerous federal and state constitutional protections.

    “It is blatantly unfair to have a law where nobody knows whether he or she is complying with the law, or in violation of the law,” stated Alan Gottlieb, SAF founder.… Read the rest

  • LEADING GUN RIGHTS GROUP CALLS UPON ATTORNEYS GENERAL TO INVESTIGATE CONSPIRACY BY MAYORS AGAINST FIREARMS INDUSTRY

    One of the nation’s leading firearms civil rights advocates today called upon the U.S. Justice Department and attorneys general in Connecticut, New York and Maryland, to investigate an “obvious conspiracy” involving mayors in 28 major U.S. cities and an attorney with the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence to bankrupt the firearms industry.… Read the rest

  • BOYCOTT OF CITIBANK/CITIGROUP SUCCESSFUL BY GUN OWNER GROUP

    Citibank, a member of CitiGroup, has agreed to drop its biased policy of refusing accounts of lawful firearms businesses in response to the Second Amendment Foundation’s boycott. Citibank will now treat “small firearms businesses” the same as other businesses “using the same standards” according to a Citibank media statement.… Read the rest

  • CITIBANK/CITIGROUP FACES NATIONAL BOYCOTT BY GUN OWNER GROUP

    In response to Citibank’s refusal to accept accounts of lawful firearms businesses, the Second Amendment Foundation has called for a nationwide boycott of Citibank and all other members of the CitiGroup Conglomerate.

    “Let’s make ourselves heard as a unified voice to protect free enterprise and our basic civil rights!… Read the rest

  • CANNON SAFES ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR SAF LAWSUIT AGAINST ANTI-GUN MAYORS

    Cannon Safes renewed its commitment to protecting and supporting Second Amendment rights by reserving $25 from each sale of Cannon’s model 25 S.A.R. safes beginning January 15th to help defeat the anti-gun Mayors in court. The money will be donated to the Second Amendment Foundation’s (SAF) legal fund for their landmark lawsuit against the U.S.… Read the rest

  • CINCINNATI GUN LAWSUIT DISMISSED AGAINST GUN MANUFACTURERS

    The city of Cincinnati earns the dubious distinction of being the first city to fail in a frivolous lawsuit against firearm manufacturers, distributors and trade associations. The court firmly held that the lawsuit was both vague and unsupported by legal precedent.… Read the rest

  • OP-ED BY ALAN GOTTLIEB: GUNS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM

    By Alan Gottlieb

    The anti-gun media elite just don’t get it. The problem isn’t repeating rifles. The problem is repeating criminals. To focus on so-called “assault firearms” is a diversion we can ill afford.

    Anti-Semitic racist hatemonger Buford Furrow was arrested and convicted of second-degree assault with a knife in Washington state.… Read the rest

  • GOTTLIEB BLASTS BRADYS FOR INCITING VIOLENCE

    The New York-based gun control group, PAX, which lists Sarah and James Brady among its advisors and co-sponsored Woodstock ’99, helped to incite the concert’s violent ending.

    PAX, which is Latin for peace, handed out candles for an anti-gun protest. Fires started by concert-goers wielding the lit candles turned the rock concert into a massive inferno, forcing concert staff to jump from seven story towers set ablaze.… Read the rest

  • SAF ANNOUNCES FIRST LETHAL FORCE INSTITUTE CONCEALED CARRY SEMINAR!

    Renowned instructor and Second Amendment Foundation Trustee Massad Ayoob will be teaching his intense two-day classroom seminar on the JUDICIOUS USE OF DEADLY FORCE which will be held immediately following the Gun Rights Policy Conference on September 20 & 21st in St.… Read the rest

  • WOMEN WOULD BREAK GUN CARRY BAN WHEN NECESSARY

    In a voluntary poll of its readers conducted for its tenth anniversary, Women & Guns magazine found its readership skewing above the median in educational and economic categories, well-versed in firearms training and safety, but nevertheless willing to break gun laws if they felt personally threatened.… Read the rest

  • MAYORS FACE LAWSUIT BY GUN OWNER GROUP

    The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), a gun owner advocacy and educational organization, notified the US Conference of Mayors in a faxed letter dated Dec. 8 that it plans to sponsor a “damage action” against the cities of Chicago and New Orleans for conspiracy to violate civil rights, abuse of process and undue burden on interstate commerce.… Read the rest

  • GUN RIGHTS POLICY CONFERENCE AIMS FOR “GRASSROOTS VICTORY!”

    National gun rights leaders will be joining with hundreds of local activists for the 1998 Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC). This year’s FREE conference will highlight lessons learned from recent court and legislative battles and provide gun owners with necessary skills to defend themselves and their heritage against hysterical anti-gun foes in the media, classrooms, courtrooms and legislative entities.… Read the rest

  • GUN TURN-INS CHEAT OWNERS, DESTROY EVIDENCE

    The rabid gun control group, Ceasefire Oregon, has announced it’s 5th annual voluntary gun turn-in event, to be held on two successive Saturdays in early May. Gun owners may trade their “unwanted firearms” for $50 gift certificates from several local business establishments.… Read the rest

  • ‘ASSAULT WEAPONS’ BAN RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL

    The Third District Court of Appeals ruled a major portion of California’s ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban is a violation of the separation of powers doctrine and the due process of law. The three-person panel also directed a lower court to review the possibility of throwing out the entire act.… Read the rest

  • CONTRADICTIONS IN TAGGANT REPORTS

    Maybe the two taggant reports themselves were not as contradictory as it seemed, but the spin put on them indicated some differences. Both reports were released on March 4: One prepared by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF), the other by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academy of Sciences.… Read the rest


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