• NEW CINCINNATI/HAMILTON COUNTY LAWSUIT FILED TO ALLOW CARRYING OF FIREARMS FOR SELF-PROTECTION

    The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) will file a new lawsuit to overturn the unconstitutional laws that bar self-defense through legal concealed carry of firearms by law-abiding adults on Tuesday, October 16th. The new lawsuit features new plaintiffs but is otherwise identical to the original Cincinnati lawsuit that initially won a temporary injunction but has since stalled in the Ohio Supreme Court on minor procedural issues.… Read the rest

  • SAF HAILS SUPREME COURT ACTION ON ANTI-GUN NEW ORLEANS LAWSUIT

    The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) hailed the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that it would not review the Louisiana State Supreme Court’s dismissal of a lawsuit against the gun industry by the City of New Orleans.

    SAF founder Alan Gottlieb stated, “The Louisiana Supreme Court’s ruling was a victory for firearms owners and gun makers.… Read the rest

  • SAF HAILS CONNECTICUT SUPREME COURT RULING ON BRIDGEPORT ANTI-GUN LAWSUIT

    The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) today hailed a decision by the Connecticut State Supreme Court that the City of Bridgeport does not have legal standing to pursue a lawsuit against the firearms industry.

    SAF founder Alan Gottlieb called the ruling “another victory for firearms owners and their civil rights, and another defeat for anti-gun extremists.”

    Bridgeport’s loss adds to the growing number of municipal lawsuits against gun makers that have been rejected by the courts.… Read the rest

  • RECORD TURNOUT AT GUN RIGHTS POLICY CONFERENCE

    Hundreds of gun rights activists from across the nation gathered at Cincinnati, OH over the weekend of Sept. 21-23 for the 16th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference, sponsored jointly by the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA).… Read the rest

  • WASHINGTONIANS SUPPORT INDIVIDUAL GUN RIGHTS, SURVEY REVEALS

    An overwhelming majority of Washington residents, including a huge segment of the minority community, agree with US Attorney General John Ashcroft’s view that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms, according to a recent survey by Rasmussen Research, a polling group based in Raleigh, NC.… Read the rest

  • SAF APPLAUDS METCALFE, FBI FOR EXPOSING ILLEGAL STATE GUN REGISTRY IN PENNSYLVANIA

    The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) today applauded the efforts of Pennsylvania State Rep. Daryl Metcalf (R-12) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for exposing what amounts to an illegal state gun registry being conducted by the State Police.

    “As Rep. Metcalfe has maintained for over a year, the Pennsylvania State Police’s so-called ‘Record of Sale Database’ is in violation of state and federal legislation, and it certainly violates the privacy rights of tens of thousands of Pennsylvania Gun Owners,” said Alan Gottlieb, SAF founder.… Read the rest

  • SECOND AMENDMENT FOUNDATION DEMANDS APOLOGY FROM UNITED NATIONS

    American firearms owners concerned about their Constitutional rights and national sovereignty are owed an apology from the United Nations, and specifically Undersecretary-General Jayantha Dhanapala, who has declared them as “security risks.”

    As American gun owners flood the U.N. with letters and e-mails protesting the July 9-20 conference on the small arms trade, Dhanapala said those protests have been turned over to U.N.… Read the rest

  • SAF URGES GUN OWNERS: ‘UNITE AGAINST THE UNITED NATIONS’ JULY 9

    When the United Nations opens its “Conference on Small Arms and Light Weapons” in New York City on Monday, July 9, gun owners across the country should flood Congress and the White House with calls and letters, demanding that our leaders defend the Constitution and United States sovereignty.… Read the rest

  • SAF HAILS MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT RULING

    The Second Amendment Foundation today hailed the Michigan Supreme Court’s ruling that upholds the validity of the state’s new concealed carry law, which is scheduled to take effect on Sunday. SAF founder Alan Gottlieb said the ruling will enable Michigan residents to exercise the same rights of self protection now enjoyed by residents of 32 other states.… Read the rest

  • NEW AMA CHIEF’S WAR ON GUNS IS ‘JUST ONE MORE MEDICAL MISADVENTURE,’ SAYS GUN RIGHTS LEADER

    By announcing a campaign against gun violence in his inaugural speech as president of the American Medical Association, Dr. Richard Corlin has taken medical misadventures to a new low, said Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation.

    Dr. Corlin, a Santa Monica, CA gastroenterologist, was elected president of the AMA during that organization’s annual House of Delegates meeting Wednesday in Chicago.… Read the rest

  • MORE LAWSUITS LOOM AS OHIO LAWMAKERS DEBATE CONCEALED CARRY BILLS

    The Second Amendment Foundation announced today that it has additional lawsuits planned against the current Ohio law banning the means of self-defense outside one’s home through legal concealed carry of firearms by law-abiding adult citizens.

    “The current law is unconstitutional, and all we need to do is present our case before a fair and impartial judge to have it tossed out,” proclaimed Alan Gottlieb, SAF Founder.… Read the rest

  • SECOND AMENDMENT FOUNDATION APPLAUDS GOV. JEB BUSH FOR SIGNING LAWSUIT LEGISLATION

    The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) today applauded Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for signing legislation that prevents metropolitan mayors in the Sunshine State from filing frivolous lawsuits against the firearms industry.

    Gov. Bush signed the legislation Tuesday morning in Tallahassee, making Florida the 26th state to pass a law preventing the kinds of municipal lawsuits over which SAF is currently suing the National Conference of Mayors and individual mayors in over two dozen cities.… Read the rest

  • SAF SEEKS INVESTIGATION OF HOSPITAL’S RENT-FREE ARRANGEMENT WITH MILLION MOMS

    The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) announced today it will ask California Attorney General William Lockyer to investigate the rent-free use of office space at San Francisco General Hospital by the Million Mom March, and the Trauma Foundation.

    SAF founder Alan Gottlieb made the announcement following published reports that the hospital had allowed the Trauma Foundation to use offices in one of its buildings, which were then provided to the Million Mom March on a rent-free basis.… Read the rest

  • GOTTLIEB HAILS STUDY SHOWING MEDIA DISTORTS CRIME, WRONGLY INFLUENCES PUBLIC OPINION

    A study by the Berkley Media Studies group that shows news agencies have distorted the occurrence of violent crime, leading the public to support policies based on this false image, was hailed today by Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation.… Read the rest

  • SECOND AMENDMENT FOUNDATION HAILS NEW ORLEANS DECISION, VOWS TO PURSUE LAWSUIT AGAINST MAYORS

    As New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial vowed to appeal the Louisiana Supreme Court’s dismissal of the city’s lawsuit against the firearms industry, the Second Amendment Foundation announced today it will “vigorously push forward” with its own legal action against Morial, and the U.S.… Read the rest

  • 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


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