• 7TH CIRCUIT LETS POSNER RULING STAND; HUGE WIN FOR CCW, SAYS SAF

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today won a significant victory for concealed carry when the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals let stand a December ruling by a three-judge panel of the court that forces Illinois to adopt a concealed carry law, thus affirming that the right to bear arms exists outside the home. […]

  • SAF ANNOUNCES 2013 DIAMOND SPONSOR CHEAPER THAN DIRT!

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today announced that CheaperThanDirt has made an unprecedented contribution of $100,000, making the online sporting goods retailer SAF’s first-ever Diamond Level sponsor. Created in response to the generous donation from CheaperThanDirt, the Diamond level of sponsorship indicates the highest level of support for SAF’s continued efforts to restore […]

  • TWENTY STATE ATTYS, SEVERAL OTHERS FILE BRIEFS SUPPORTING SAF APPEAL

    BELLEVUE, WA – Twenty state attorneys general have filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Second Amendment Foundation’s petition for a Writ of Certiorari in a case challenging New York’s gun permitting statute, along with several other interested parties that have filed their own briefs. The case is known […]

  • GUN APPRECIATION DAY WAS ‘PHENOMENAL SUCCESS,’ SAYS SAF

    BELLEVUE, WA – Saturday’s observance of “Gun Appreciation Day” was as phenomenal success, the Second Amendment Foundation said today after analyzing reports from across the country. “More than a million American citizens attended rallies at their state capitols and other places, visited gun shows or gun shops, or went hunting or shooting at a local […]

  • SAF SAYS FOES OF SELF-DEFENSE SHOULD GIVE UP THEIR GUNS, GUARDS FIRST

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today challenged the nation’s leading opponents of gun ownership to “lead by example” and give up their own firearms and armed security before expecting the citizens, for whom they work, to surrender their ability to defend themselves. “It seems clear from the direction the administration is going that […]

  • BROAD COALITION OF GUN RIGHTS, CONSERVATIVE GROUPS PROCLAIM JANUARY 19 “GUN APPRECIATION DAY”

    Washington, D.C. – A new coalition of gun rights and conservative groups has proclaimed January 19, 2013, “Gun Appreciation Day” (GAD) and begun urging Americans nationwide to show their support for gun ownership by turning out en masse at gun stores, ranges, and shows from coast to coast. Scheduled to send a message to Washington […]

  • ‘WILL HATE SPEECH AGAINST GUN OWNERS LEAD TO HATE CRIMES,’ SAF ASKS

    BELLEVUE, WA – Hate speech directed at gun owners and firearms rights groups in the wake of the Connecticut tragedy could lead to hate crimes, the Second Amendment Foundation said today. SAF said statements made by broadcasters including Piers Morgan and Chris Matthews, as well as comments on social media have contributed to an environment […]

  • GUN RIGHTS GROUPS CALL FOR NATIONAL COMMISSION TO STUDY CAUSES OF VIOLENCE

    BELLEVUE, WA – Two leading national gun rights organizations are calling for the creation of a national commission to study the causes of violence in America, and offer possible preventive measures. The Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said that a national dialogue on violence has already […]

  • SAF WINS HUGE VICTORY FOR CARRY IN ILLINOIS

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has won a huge victory for the right to bear arms outside the home, with a ruling in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals that declares the right to self-defense is “broader than the right to have a gun in one’s home.” The case of Moore v. Madigan, […]

  • SAF LAUNCHES ‘GUN OWNERS AGAINST ILLEGAL MAYORS’ PROJECT

    BELLEVUE, WA – Inviting Americans to “Meet the Mayors” who have been involved in the anti-gun-rights Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the Second Amendment Foundation is launching a campaign in newspapers, magazines and on the Internet that exposes the criminal and ethical wrongdoings of many members of that organization. The “Meet the Mayors” ad can be […]

  • U.N. CELEBRATES OBAMA RE-ELECTION BY PUSHING GLOBAL GUN CONTROL

    BELLEVUE, WA – Less than 24 hours after winning re-election, President Barack Obama’s administration joined with China, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, and more than 150 other governments, in supporting renewed debate on the proposed United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, confirming the worst fears of the American gun rights community. The vote came at […]

  • POST-STORM BROOKLYN LOOTING SHOWS IMPORTANCE OF GUN RIGHTS, SAYS SAF

    BELLEVUE, WA – Looting in Brooklyn, N.Y. as Hurricane Sandy moved out underscores the importance of the right to keep and bear arms, especially in an emergency, the Second Amendment Foundation said today. “A story in today’s Huffington Post tells about a pharmacy worker who could only watch as people started walking down the street […]

  • SAF REMARKS TO U.N. STOPPED BY STORM STILL CARRY POWERFUL MESSAGE

    BELLEVUE, WA – It took a hurricane to prevent it, but remarks originally scheduled to be delivered today at the United Nations by the Second Amendment Foundation still carry more clout than a storm, said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. SAF’s Julianne Versnel was in New York Sunday when the oncoming […]

  • SAF SUES OVER MISSOURI BAN ON CCW BY LEGAL RESIDENT ALIENS

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a Canadian citizen who is a legal resident of Missouri, challenging that state’s statutory prohibition on the carrying of concealed firearms by non-citizens. The case seeks to overturn the state’s non-citizen concealed carry ban on constitutional grounds, specifically the Second […]

  • SAF DELIGHTED WITH JUDGE’S RULING IN MARYLAND CARRY CASE

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation is delighted that the judge in a Maryland case that challenges the constitutionality of that state’s handgun permitting scheme is ready to lift a stay on his original order for the state to process carry permits without a citizen having to provide a “good and substantial reason.’ U.S […]

  • SAF, ANJRPC REACT TO NEW JERSEY ATTORNEY GENERAL BRIEF ON GUN CASE

    Squandering an opportunity to redeem the Garden State for its long disparagement of the Second Amendment – and in particular, the right to carry – New Jersey’s newly appointed Attorney General has instead slapped gun owners in the face in the latest set of papers in a federal lawsuit brought by ANJRPC and the Second […]

  • SAF SUES ALAMEDA COUNTY FOR CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATION IN GUN SHOP CASE

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a federal lawsuit against Alameda County, California and the county’s Board of Supervisors for violating the constitutional rights of three businessmen by wrongfully denying them permits to open a gun shop. SAF is joined by the Calguns Foundation, California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees and businessmen […]

  • SAF SAYS NEW CHICAGO RULING BOLSTERS 2A MOMENTUM

    BELLEVUE, WA – A ruling overturning part of Chicago’s Firearm Ordinance on Second Amendment grounds reinforces the principle that people should not be denied the exercise of their right to keep and bear arms even if they’ve been convicted of a non-violent misdemeanor, the Second Amendment Foundation said today. The ruling by District Judge Samuel […]

  • SAF, CALGUNS FOUNDATION SUE OAKLAND, SAN FRANCISCO POLICE

    BELLEVUE, WA — The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit against the police departments in San Francisco and Oakland, California for refusing to return firearms to people who had been charged with crimes, but subsequently cleared of any wrongdoing. SAF is joined in the lawsuit by the Calguns Foundation and two private citizens. […]

  • N. CAROLINA LETS EMERGENCY POWERS RULING STAND, ADDING ANOTHER SAF 2A VICTORY

    BELLEVUE, WA – North Carolina’s failure to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that struck down the state’s emergency power to ban firearms and ammunition outside the home during a declared emergency adds one more Second Amendment victory to the court record being established by the Second Amendment Foundation. “When the anti-gun lobby claims that courts […]


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