• SAF REACTS TO NEW JERSEY RESPONSE IN RIGHT-TO-CARRY LAWSUIT

    BELLEVUE, WA – The New Jersey Attorney General’s motion to dismiss a recently-filed Second Amendment Foundation lawsuit against the state’s subjective handgun carry laws was “predictable and disappointing,” SAF said today. The lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Garden State’s “justifiable need” gun permit standard also involves the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol […]

  • SAF, ANJRPC ASK FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN NEW JERSEY LAWSUIT

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs have filed a motion for summary judgment in their federal lawsuit that challenges New Jersey handgun carry laws. SAF and ANJRPC filed the lawsuit last month in federal district court in New Jersey. If this motion is granted, […]

  • GOTTLIEB TO SPEAK AT ‘FREE BRIAN AITKEN’ RALLY DEC. 12 IN NEW JERSEY

    BELLEVUE, WA – Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation will travel to New Jersey Dec. 12 to join speakers at a rally in Toms River in support of Brian Aitken. The New Jersey man has been imprisoned for essentially having two legally-owned handguns in his car, parked at his […]

  • SAF SUES N.J. OFFICIALS FOR ‘DEPRIVATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS’ ON PERMIT DENIALS

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today filed suit in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against several New Jersey officials for deprivation of civil rights under color of law. SAF is joined in the lawsuit by the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs, Inc. and six private citizens […]

  • SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS REAFFIRMED: SACRAMENTO SHERIFF CHANGES CARRY LICENSE PROCEDURES; CASE AGAINST YOLO COUNTY CONTINUES

    BELLEVUE, WA & SAN CARLOS, CA – The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and the Calguns Foundation have dismissed their case against Sacramento County, California and its Sheriff, John McGinness, after the Sheriff modified his handgun carry permitting policy. Law-abiding Sacramento County residents may now successfully apply for permits to carry handguns by asserting self-defense as […]

  • DALEY, COUNCIL’S CHILDISH ARROGANCE AT ROOT OF FOLLOW-UP LAWSUITS

    By Alan Gottlieb Whatever spin Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and the city council wish to offer, it is their stubborn arrogance that has resulted in more gun rights lawsuits filed against the city following the Supreme Court’s June 28 ruling in McDonald v. City of Chicago that essentially nullified the city’s 28-year handgun ban. The […]

  • LONG ISLAND GROUP GIVES $2K TO SAF FOR HELP IN LAWSUIT

    BELLEVUE, WA – Long Island Firearms has contributed $2,000 to the Second Amendment Foundation to support its legal actions, including a lawsuit in Westchester County challenging a state law that allows carry licenses to be denied because applicants cannot show “good cause.” This is the second such contribution from a New York group. Earlier, the […]

  • SAF FILES AMICUS BRIEF IN NORDYKE CASE, ARGUES FOR STRICT SCRUTINY

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has filed an amicus curiae brief in the long-running Nordyke v. King case in California, arguing that Second Amendment issues must be decided on a “strict scrutiny” basis, and that an ordinance in Alameda County banning gun shows at the county fairgrounds is unconstitutional because it would not […]

  • WA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RICHARD SANDERS AUTHORS SIGNIFICANT GUN RIGHTS RULING

    By Alan M. Gottlieb Executive Vice President Second Amendment Foundation The Washington State Supreme Court has issued a precedent-setting opinion in the case of State v. Christopher William Sieyes which holds that the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights “applies to the states via the Fourteenth Amendment…” This outstanding opinion was authored […]

  • HOUSE RIGHT TO VOTE ON D.C. GUN REGS, MAKE COUNCIL BEHAVE, SAYS SAF

    BELLEVUE, WA – House passage of a bill that strips away authority from the District of Columbia Council was both proper and expected for a number of reasons, the Second Amendment Foundation said today. “What did the council expect,” observed SAF founder Alan Gottlieb. “The city has stonewalled, delayed and done everything in its power […]

  • SAF ENGAGES IN WORLDWIDE STRUGGLE AGAINST GUN GRABBERS

    The Second Amendment Foundation and the World Forum on the Future of Sport Shooting Activities (WFSA) met in Palermo, Italy, on October 4 and 5, 2007, to plan for a looming battle over global gun control. SAF joined the WFSA in 2006. The WFSA was formed in 1997, and is an officially recognized United Nations […]

  • SAF ENCOURAGED BY ATF INVESTIGATION OF BLOOMBERG’S VIGILANTE STING

    BELLEVUE, WA – Five months after the Second Amendment Foundation called on U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to investigate New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for obstruction of justice relating to Bloomberg’s rogue “sting” operation against gun retailers in five states, the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has confirmed in […]

  • SAF FILES MOTION TO HOLD NAGIN, RILEY IN CONTEMPT

    BELLEVUE, WA – Frustrated by repeated failures to meet court-appointed deadlines, and a pattern of disregard by the City of New Orleans, the Second Amendment Foundation has filed a motion to hold Mayor Ray Nagin and Police Superintendent Warren Riley in contempt of federal court. A hearing on the motion is scheduled for Jan. 31 […]


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