• NINTH CIRCUIT RULING ‘HARDLY A SURPRISE’ TO SECOND AMENDMENT FOUNDATION

    A decision today by the ultra-liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco not to reconsider a December case in which two of its judges ruled the Second Amendment does not guarantee an individual right neither surprised, nor alarmed, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), . “We are, after all, talking about the most over-turned […]

  • SECOND AMENDMENT FOUNDATION LAUDS CINCINNATI DECISION TO DROP LAWSUIT

    The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) today hailed the decision by the City of Cincinnati to drop its four-year-old lawsuit against the gun industry, noting that it is long past the time for this wasteful case to be “round-filed.” SAF had urged the city to drop its case several months ago. “Cincinnati threw in the towel […]

  • COURT SHOULD MAKE CINCINNATI DOCUMENT CLAIMS OR DROP LAWSUIT, SAYS SAF

    If the City of Cincinnati says it is impossible to substantiate all of its wild allegations against the firearms industry before taking gun makers to court, it has no right to demand that the industry be held to the same standard, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) said today. Cincinnati is suing the gun industry in […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 S&W Magnum cartridge. It’s an impressive […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. “Judge Labarga has allowed common sense and the rule of law to […]

  • 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. “The District is a crime capital as much as […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. The “why” is that as long as Americans know that Democrats stand against […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. “This has all the makings of […]

  • 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. The Maryland law applies only to […]

  • 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. While congratulating UW officials for quickly regaining some common sense […]

  • 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. The free media shoot is being held in connection with the 17th annual […]

  • 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. “Lynn Rivers brought in Sarah Brady and other celebrity anti-gunners to sell 15th […]

  • 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. […]


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