• SAF APPLAUDS ARIZONA SUPREME COURT RULING IN ‘PIZZA HUT’ MURDERS LAWSUIT

    The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) today applauded the decision by the Arizona Supreme Court upholding the dismissal of a lawsuit against the gun industry by the families of three murder victims in the infamous “Pizza Hut” case in Tucson.

    Arizona justices, without comment, upheld an earlier state Court of Appeals decision that threw out the claims by survivors of the shooting victims that gun manufacturers were somehow responsible for the 1999 killings.… Read the rest

  • CONSTANTLY LOOKING FOR DEMONS, ANTI-GUNNERS FIND OR INVENT THEM

    By Dave Workman

    Constantly on the lookout for a firearm to demonize, gun control extremists have learned that if they cannot readily find a demon, they invent one.

    Such is the case with Smith & Wesson’s new and admittedly very large, five-shot revolver chambered for the company’s new .500… Read the rest

  • SECOND AMENDMENT FOUNDATION HAILS CALIFORNIA COURT RULING

    The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) today applauded California Superior Court Judge Vincent P. DiFiglia of San Diego for granting summary judgment in favor of the firearms industry, throwing out lawsuits filed against gunmakers by a dozen municipalities in California.

    “Once again,” said SAF Founder Alan Gottlieb, “a court has seen through the rhetoric and used common sense and rule of law to stop what amounted to politically-motivated legal harassment of a perfectly legitimate industry.”… Read the rest

  • SAF APPLAUDS FLORIDA JUDGE FOR SETTING ASIDE GUN VERDICT

    The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) today applauded Palm beach County Circuit Judge Jorge Labarga for setting aside the outrageous $1.2 million verdict against the Valor Corporation for distributing the firearm used by 13-year-old Nathaniel Brazill to murder his teacher over two years ago.… Read the rest

  • SAF CALLS ON WASHINGTON, D.C. TO DROP LAWSUIT, END GUN BAN

    The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) today applauded a ruling by Washington, D.C. Superior Court Judge Cheryl M. Long that dismisses a lawsuit against the firearms industry, and instead suggested that if the city wants to reduce gun violence, it should scrap its prohibition on legally-owned handguns.… Read the rest

  • CALIFORNIA ‘LITERACY TESTS’ FOR GUN BUYERS AN ASSAULT ON CIVIL RIGHT, SAYS FOUNDATION

    A new state law requiring what amounts to a “literacy test” for handgun buyers is a slap in the face to firearms civil rights to the same degree that such tests required of black voters in the South were an attack on their voting rights, the founder of the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) said today.… Read the rest

  • SAF APPLAUDS COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY FOR WITHDRAWING BANCROFT PRIZE

    The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) today hailed a decision by Columbia University to revoke its prestigious Bancroft Prize from discredited author Michael A. Bellesiles.

    SAF had earlier called on the university to strip Bellesiles of the award, after his controversial book Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture, was found to be loaded with inaccuracies and obvious fabrications.… Read the rest

  • NINTH CIRCUIT COURT RULING ‘TYPICALLY PREPOSTEROUS,’ SAY GUN RIGHTS LEADERS

    In a joint announcement, leaders of the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) today called the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the Second Amendment does not protect an individual right “A typically preposterous opinion from a court that has the worst track record in the nation for overturned decisions.”… Read the rest

  • SAF HAILS JUDGE IN WILMINGTON, DEL. LAWSUIT DISMISSAL; LAUDS MAYOR FOR VETO ACTION

    The Second Amendment Foundation today hailed the decision by Judge Fred S. Silverman to dismiss a lawsuit by the City of Wilmington, DE against the firearms industry.

    In his ruling, Judge Silverman wrote that, “Handgun violence is a scourge. But as much as the court would support efforts to reduce the problem, the court will not twist a jury trial involving municipal costs into a wildly expensive referendum on handgun control.… Read the rest

  • THE REAL REASON AMERICANS DON’T TRUST DEMOCRATS ON HOMELAND SECURITY

    By Alan Gottlieb

    Still picking themselves off the floor and brushing off the dust from their remarkable drubbing in the mid-term elections, Democrats – who, according to tradition, should have made gains in Congress – lost ground, and still don’t understand why.… Read the rest

  • SAF WILL FILE AMICUS BRIEF IN CHICAGO CASE TO KEEP RECORDS CONFIDENTIAL

    Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the City of Chicago should be allowed access to federal records of gun traces and transactions, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) announced today it will file an amicus curiae brief with the High Court, insisting that information about firearms purchases by private citizens should remain confidential, and not open to snooping by municipal governments suing the gun industry.… Read the rest

  • U.S. SUPREME COURT TO HEAR BEAN CASE THIS WEDNESDAY: COURT WILL DEFINE SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS RESTORATION NATIONWIDE

    The nation’s highest court will hear the Bean case on Wednesday, October 16, 2002. This case will decide whether people federally disqualified from firearm possession can ever regain the right to own a firearm through federal means. The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) filed an amicus brief in the case.… Read the rest

  • SYSTEM WOULD FAIL

    By Alan Gottlieb

    Proponents of Maryland’s ”ballistic fingerprinting” law — enacted two years ago as a new tool in the war against gun crime — have some explaining to do, considering a string of sniper shootings during the past few days in the Maryland suburbs just outside Washington, D.C.… Read the rest

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN BOWS TO COMMON SENSE; MASCOT GETS MUSKET BUT GUN GROUP RESPONDS

    The University of Wisconsin’s silly attempt to disarm West Virginia’s Mountaineer mascot during this Saturday’s football game in Madison was a public relations blunder that has been rectified, yet it revealed a deeper philosophy of academic bigotry that will not be ignored by gun owners.… Read the rest

  • ARIZONA JOURNALISTS INVITED TO LUNCH AND MEDIA SHOOT

    The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) invite interested print and broadcast journalists to a buffet lunch and hands-on shooting experience at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002.… Read the rest

  • IN MICHIGAN’S 15TH DISTRICT: CONSTITUTION 1 – SARAH BRADY 0

    Voters in Michigan’s strongly Democratic 15th Congressional District have chosen the Bill of Rights over a “Bill of Goods” as they soundly rejected Congresswoman Lynn Rivers, who campaigned on gun control and recruited the nation’s leading anti-gun activists to stump for her.… Read the rest

  • GOVERNMENT SETS POOR ‘GUN CONTROL’ EXAMPLE, SAYS GUN RIGHTS LEADER

    “How can you expect the federal government to ‘control’ illegal guns when it can’t even keep track of its own firearms?”

    That’s the question being asked by Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, after an internal Justice Department report disclosed that the FBI and other federal agencies had “lost” an estimated 775 firearms.… Read the rest

  • VIOLENCE POLICY CENTER’S OPPOSITION TO ARMED PILOTS RIPPED BY GUN RIGHTS LEADERS

    Once again, the Violence Policy Center (VPC) has revealed it is far more interested in creating unarmed victims than preventing deadly crimes, whether they are street-level robberies and rapes, or mass homicides in commercial aircraft and skyscrapers.

    That’s the analysis from two of the nation’s top gun rights leaders, responding to a VPC statement in opposition to the Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act now before Congress.… Read the rest

  • ZOGBY POLL CONFIRMS PUBLIC SUPPORTS INDIVIDUAL GUN RIGHTS

    A new Zogby International poll showing that 75 percent of the American public believes the Second Amendment protects their individual right to keep and bear arms proves that gun ownership is a “mainstream value.”

    Zogby released the results of a poll taken for the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) showing that the majority of respondents agree with the Justice Department’s recently announced position that the Second Amendment guarantees individuals the right to keep and bear arms.… Read the rest

  • CAUGHT IN CONTRADICTION: WILL THE REAL SENATOR SCHUMER PLEASE SPEAK STRAIGHT

    Is perennial anti-gun New York Senator Charles Schumer suffering from schizophrenia? That’s the question two of the nation’s leading gun rights advocates are asking themselves after Schumer contradicted his own public position on the right to keep and bear arms.

    Said Schumer in a May 8 press release: “The broad principle that there is an individual right to bear arms is shared by many Americans, including myself.”… Read the rest


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