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SAF, OTHER GROUPS FILE FEDERAL LAWSUIT v. CAL. MAGAZINE BAN

Apr 28, 2017 — Second Amendment Foundation

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation, joined by several other groups and individuals, today filed a lawsuit in federal district court in California, challenging that state’s law prohibiting the possession, use or acquisition of so-called “large capacity magazines,” calling the ban “hopelessly vague and ambiguous.”

Joining SAF are the Calguns Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation and six individuals including one retired California peace officer. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

SAF INVITES SUPPORT FROM SEATTLE MEDIA IN P.R.A. LEGAL ACTION

Mar 22, 2017 — Second Amendment Foundation

BELLEVUE, WA – Renewed interest by Seattle news outlets in the revenues generated by the City of Seattle’s so-called “gun violence tax” demonstrates that the media is wondering why the city continues to withhold that information, especially considering an ongoing lawsuit by the Second Amendment Foundation and its publication, TheGunMag.com.

SAF BLAMES RESTRICTIVE GUN LAWS FOR RISING THEFTS OF GUNS FROM CARS

Mar 7, 2017 — Second Amendment Foundation

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today said that a reported rise in gun thefts from cars underscores a dangerous consequence of so-called “gun-free zones” that prohibit law-abiding citizens from carrying their legally-licensed guns, thus forcing people to leave their firearms where they are vulnerable to car prowlers.

A story in The Trace, a publication that received funding from anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety, said gun thefts from cars have soared in some cities. SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb contends that one reason for this that “nobody wants to talk about” is a proliferation of “gun-free zones.”

SAF TO MAINSTREAM PRESS: IT’S NOT ‘GUN VIOLENCE,’ IT’S ‘GANG VIOLENCE!

Feb 16, 2017 — Second Amendment Foundation

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today criticized the dominant media for its continued subliminal campaign to blame firearms for the carnage in Chicago, repeatedly using the term “gun violence” to describe the slaughter that local authorities appear unable to curb.

SAF IMPRESSED WITH JUDGE NEIL GORSUCH FOR SUPREME COURT

Feb 1, 2017 — Second Amendment Foundation

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today said that Federal Judge Neil Gorsuch is an impressive choice to fill the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court, bringing with him a perspective on Constitutional rights that reflects strongly on the man he will replace, late Justice Antonin Scalia.

SAF WINS PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION v.  MONT. CCW CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENT

Jan 28, 2017 — Second Amendment Foundation

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has scored another court victory, this time in Montana where a federal district court judge has entered a preliminary injunction against the state’s citizenship requirement in order to obtain a concealed carry license.

FEDERAL COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF SAF IN CHALLENGE TO CHICAGO GUN REGULATIONS

Jan 19, 2017 — Second Amendment Foundation

BELLEVUE, WA — A three-judge panel of the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today handed the Second Amendment Foundation a victory in its challenge of firearms regulations in the City of Chicago, striking down a zoning provision, reversing an earlier ruling that upheld “distancing” restrictions for gun ranges, and reversing an earlier ruling that upheld certain age restrictions.

SAF CHALLENGES DOJ TO INVESTIGATE GUN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN CHICAGO

Jan 16, 2017 — Second Amendment Foundation

BELLEVUE, WA – While the Department of Justice has just issued a scathing report that Chicago police have “systematically violated the civil rights” of minorities in the city, the Second Amendment Foundation today is wondering why the DOJ hasn’t investigated the city for repeatedly violating the rights of gun owners.

SAF ATTORNEYS FILE FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN SEATTLE RECORDS LAWSUIT

Jan 13, 2017 — Second Amendment Foundation

BELLEVUE, WA – Attorneys representing the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and its news publication, TheGunMag.com, today filed for summary judgment in a lawsuit filed against the City of Seattle that alleges failure to comply with the state’s Public Records Act (PRA).

Last year, TheGunMag.com – a print and on-line monthly magazine – sought information from the city about its first quarter revenues from a controversial “gun violence tax” levied on the sale of firearms and ammunition in Seattle. The city has refused to turn over the information on the grounds that it would violate the privacy of individual gun dealers by revealing the taxes they paid under the ordinance.

FED. COURT ALLOWS CHALLENGE TO PROCEED AGAINST ILLINOIS FOSTER PARENT RULES

Jan 10, 2017 — Second Amendment Foundation

BELLEVUE, WA – A federal district court judge in Illinois has denied that state’s motion to dismiss a legal challenge by the Second Amendment Foundation of its foster parenting rules that place restrictions on the possession of firearms for personal protection.

Schools in Rebellion: Snubbing Gun-Free Zones

Dec 17, 2016 — Second Amendment Foundation

From Colorado to Florida, campuses, school districts and legislatures have been increasingly willing to toss out the vulnerabilities that come hand-in-hand with “gun-free zones” in favor of concealed carry for adequately trained individuals.
 
School officials in rural Hanover, CO voted 3-2 on December 14 in favor of a measure allowing “qualified” teachers the option of volunteering to carry firearms to ensure the safety of their students.
 
Mark McPherson, president of the Hanover School District’s Board of Education, stated that the distance from the local police station to the schools resulted in delays in emergency response times, according to KBDO News.
 
“We’ve got a great sheriffs’ department, but it does take them 20-30 minutes to get to our location,” he explained.

Sweeping Legislative Attack On Gun Clubs, Ranges & Everyone Who Uses Them Threatens A Wide Swath

Dec 1, 2016 — Second Amendment Foundation

We are forwarding you this important message from our friends at the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs.

On Monday, December 5, at 2:00 p.m., the New Jersey Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee is scheduled to hear A4179 and A4180 - “suicide prevention” bills which have little actual impact on suicide but represent a massive attack on every shooting range in the state and every person who uses them. Please attend this critical hearing at the New Jersey State House Annex, 125 West State Street, Trenton NJ 08608 (room to be announced).

How Donald Trump Can Make Second Amendment Great Again

Nov 29, 2016 — Second Amendment Foundation

Pledging to protect the Second Amendment is what brought millions of beleaguered American firearms owners to the polls Nov. 8 to elect Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States, and one thing Trump can do to assure them that he deserves their trust would be to instruct his attorney general early in 2017 to name a special assistant whose job would be to protect Second Amendment rights.

Over the years, the Department of Justice has taken action against various other civil and constitutional rights abuses. It is time for the DOJ to prosecute violations of the Second Amendment and federal laws including the Firearms Owners Protection Act. The next attorney general should take action against states and local governments that adopt laws designed specifically to infringe on the rights of honest firearms owners or discourage people from exercising their right to keep and bear arms for legitimate reasons, including self-defense.

SAF CALLS GUN SHOW LICENSE PLATE SCANS A ‘CIVIL RIGHTS OUTRAGE,’ WANTS PROBE

Oct 28, 2016 — Second Amendment Foundation

BELLEVUE, WA – A new Gallup poll that shows dramatically declining support for a ban on so-called “assault weapons” is proof that more Americans are waking up to the fact that gun bans and restrictive control in general are not the solutions to violent crime, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.

“While extremist anti-gunners in Washington, D.C. push their agenda of public disarmament, this new poll shows that support for the right to keep and bear arms stretches across party lines all over the country,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “Some people may think gun control is an issue that will carry them into the White House, but out here where common sense prevails, the idea of banning guns only puts people in the dog house.”