• SAF SAYS NEW GALLUP DATA SHOWS AMERICANS VALUE THEIR GUN RIGHTS

    BELLEVUE, WA – Today’s revelation by Gallup that a record low number of Americans support a legal ban on handgun possession by private citizens demonstrates a positive change in the public attitude about personal protection and the Second Amendment, the Second Amendment Foundation said. According to Gallup, only 26 percent of Americans favor a handgun […]

  • SAF ANNOUNCES CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP PROGAM

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today announced the creation of a formal Corporate Sponsorship program to be led by SAF Director of Development Ray Carter. Carter will be tasked with contacting corporate and institutional supporters to build strong alliances to further advance the cause of firearms rights, according to SAF founder and Executive […]

  • 26TH ANNUAL GUN RIGHTS CONFERENCE SLATED THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO

    BELLEVUE, WA – Gun rights activists from across the country will gather this weekend Sept 23-25 at the Chicago O’Hare airport Hyatt Regency hotel for the 26th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference, sponsored by the Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. SAF Executive Vice President Alan M. […]

  • 26TH ANNUAL GUN RIGHTS CONFERENCE SCHEDULED IN CHICAGO SEPT. 23-25

    BELLEVUE, WA – More than 650 gun rights activists have already pre-registered for the 26th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference, which is being held Sept. 23-25 at the Chicago O’Hare airport Hyatt Regency. SAF Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb said this year’s GRPC will attract gun rights leaders and grassroots activists from across the […]

  • SAF THANKS NRA, CRPAF FOR AMICUS BRIEFS IN RICHARDS V. PRIETO CASE

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today thanked the National Rifle Association and California Rifle and Pistol Foundation for filing amicus briefs in SAF’s challenge of Yolo County, California’s policies that exploit the state’s regulations on the issuance of concealed firearms carry permits. Joining SAF in that lawsuit is the CalGuns Foundation. The case […]

  • GLOCK MAKES SIGNIFICANT DONATION TO SECOND AMENDMENT FOUNDATION

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today announced that Glock, Inc. has donated and pledged significant financial support to SAF’s on-going litigation efforts in defense of firearms civil rights. SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb made the announcement, noting that Glock has now become the largest corporate contributor to the foundation, […]

  • SAF LAUDS NSSF, NRA FOR CHALLENGING NEW ATF REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today applauded both the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the National Rifle Association, the latter joining with J&G Sales of Prescott, AZ, for filing federal lawsuits against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives over a new reporting requirement aimed at gun dealers in four Southwest States. […]

  • SECOND AMENDMENT FOUNDATION CONTINUES TO FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS AT THE UNITED NATIONS

    The Second Amendment Foundation, represented by Alan Gottlieb and Julianne Versnel, is in attendance at the Third Preparatory Committee Meeting for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in New York this week. These meetings lay the ground work for the final negotiation sessions of the ATT in 2012. SAF’s position is firm – an ATT which […]

  • SAF FILES FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AGAINST ILLINOIS CARRY BAN

    BELLEVUE, WA – Capitalizing on its federal appeals court victory Wednesday in Ezell v. City of Chicago, the Second Amendment Foundation today moved for a preliminary injunction against the State of Illinois to prevent further enforcement of that state’s prohibitions on firearms carry in public by law-abiding citizens. The motion was filed in U.S. District […]

  • SAF WINS INJUNCTION V. CHICAGO GUN RANGE BAN

    BELLEVUE, WA – In a 3-0 ruling issued this morning, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has reversed a lower court ruling and ordered that court to issue a preliminary injunction against the City of Chicago on behalf of the Second Amendment Foundation that prevents the city from banning gun ranges inside […]

  • NJ JUDGE ISSUES PERMIT TO PLAINTIFF IN SAF LAWSUIT

    BELLEVUE, WA – A New Jersey judge today announced he will issue a gun permit to one of the plaintiffs in a Second Amendment Foundation lawsuit against several New Jersey officials for deprivation of civil rights under color of law, because applicants cannot show a “justifiable need” for a permit. SAF Executive Vice President Alan […]

  • SAF, CALGUNS SUE OVER CALIFORNIA ‘ASSAULT WEAPONS’ LAW ARREST

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Calguns Foundation have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in California, seeking to have the state’s definition of so-called “assault weapons” declared unconstitutionally vague. Joining SAF and Calguns in the lawsuit is Brendan John Richards, an Iraq combat veteran who served as a U.S. Marine, and […]

  • SAF THANKS NRA, CRPA FOR EFFORT TO ENFORCE ITS 1994 COURT VICTORY

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today publicly thanked the National Rifle Association and California Rifle & Pistol Association for sponsoring two new legal actions that seek enforcement of a case SAF won in 1994 against the City of Los Angeles regarding concealed carry permits. The case, Lake v City of Los Angeles, resulted in […]

  • SAF SUES ILLINOIS OVER BAN ON CARRYING GUNS FOR SELF-DEFENSE

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has filed suit in federal court in Illinois, challenging the state’s complete prohibition on the carrying of firearms in public for the purpose of self-defense. The lawsuit alleges that Illinois statutes that completely ban the carrying of handguns for self-defense are “inconsistent with the Second Amendment.” Joining SAF […]

  • SAF CHALLENGES INTERSTATE HANDGUN SALES BAN

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today filed suit in U.S. District Court in Virginia challenging the constitutionality of federal and Virginia provisions barring handgun sales to non-residents. SAF is joined in the lawsuit by Michelle Lane, a District of Columbia resident who cannot legally purchase handguns because there are no retail firearms dealers […]

  • SAF SUES OVER MASSACHUSETTS GUN BAN FOR LEGAL ALIEN RESIDENTS

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a federal lawsuit challenging a law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that denies legal resident aliens the licenses required to possess a handgun in the home for self-defense, or purchase any kind of firearm. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of […]

  • GRASSROOTS GUN RIGHTS GROUPS GAIN MOMENTUM

    By Alan Gottlieb Considering that there are an estimated 80 million gun owners in the United States, it should be no surprise that local organizations devoted to protecting and promoting gun rights – especially in the wake of the 2008 Heller ruling and the 2010 McDonald decision by the U.S. Supreme Court – have been […]

  • SAF FILES AMENDED BLOOMBERG COMPLAINT WITH ADDITIONAL PLAINTIFFS

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation announced this morning that it has filed an amended complaint in federal district court against New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City of New York over exorbitant gun licensing fees, adding two additional plaintiffs who came forward asking to be part of the legal action. SAF Executive […]

  • SAF FILES FEDERAL LAWSUIT AGAINST BLOOMBERG OVER GUN PERMIT FEES

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg that alleges New York City’s $340 fee for a permit to keep a handgun in the home is “excessive and…impermissibly burdens the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.” SAF is joined in the […]

  • PLAINTIFFS FIRE NEXT SHOT IN RIGHT TO CARRY LAWSUIT!

    Bellevue, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC) and 6 individual plaintiffs filed reply papers in their historic right to carry lawsuit, in response to the State of New Jersey’s absurd argument that the Second Amendment only applies inside the home, and that the public needs […]


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