Second Amendment Foundation


The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) is dedicated to promoting a better understanding about our Constitutional heritage to privately own and possess firearms.

To that end, we carry on many educational and legal action programs designed to better inform the public about the gun control debate.

Most Recent Articles by Second Amendment Foundation:

SAF Applauds Thurston County Court Judge for Striking Down Initiative

Aug 18, 2018 — Second Amendment Foundation

SAF Applauds Thurston County Court Judge for Striking Down Initiative
BELLEVUE, WA – A Thurston County Superior Court judge this morning disqualified a Washington State gun control initiative because it was improperly presented to voters by not following guidelines set down in state election law.


SAF, NRA Sue City of Edmonds over Wash. State Preemptive Violation

Aug 8, 2018 — Second Amendment Foundation

BELLEVUE, WA – Another Washington state city is now being sued by the Second Amendment Foundation and National Rifled Association for violating the state’s 35-year-old preemption statute by adopting a local gun control ordinance. They filed a similar lawsuit against the City of Seattle last month.


SAF, Defense Distributed Sue New Jersey A.G., Los Angeles City Atty.

Jul 30, 2018 — Second Amendment Foundation

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Defense Distributed took the necessary action of filing a federal lawsuit on Sunday against the New Jersey Attorney General and Los Angeles City Attorney, accusing them of “unconstitutional prior restraint” by attempting to prevent online sharing of 3-D firearms printing technology despite a Justice Department settlement of a lawsuit several days ago.


SAF SUES CALIFORNIA DOJ OVER FAILURE OF ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM

Jul 13, 2018 — Second Amendment Foundation

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today filed suit against the California Department of Justice and Attorney General Xavier Becerra, seeking an injunction against the agency for failing and refusing to establish a properly functioning Internet-based firearms registration system.

Joining SAF in this legal action are the Calguns Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation and three private citizens. The lawsuit was filed in Shasta County Superior Court.


SAF, CCRKBA CHALLENGE WA INITIATIVE, SEEK INVALIDATION

Jun 30, 2018 — Second Amendment Foundation

SAF, CCRKBA CHALLENGE WA  INITIATIVE, SEEK INVALIDATION
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today asked the Washington State Supreme Court to invalidate Initiative 1639 and enjoin the Secretary of State to reject the petitions on the grounds that petitions circulated by paid signature gatherers failed to meet state requirements for readability nor did they include a “full, true, and correct copy of the proposed measure printed on the reverse side.”


SAF, CCRKBA Warn I-1639 Sponsors That ‘Unreadable’ Petitions Violate Laws

Jun 20, 2018 — Second Amendment Foundation


BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today warned sponsors of anti-gun Initiative 1639 via a demand letter that their campaign “is utilizing unreadable petitions in violation” of state law, and demanded that this be corrected to “conform to the legal requirements.”

Olympia attorney Shawn Newman, writing on behalf of the two Bellevue-based organizations, noted, “The petitions for I-1639 have the proposed measure printed on the back of the sheets in such fine print as to be unreadable… Use of fine print is unconscionable.”


Court Grants Injunction in SAF Challenge of Deerfield, Il Gun Ban

Jun 13, 2018 — Second Amendment Foundation

Court Grants Injunction in SAF Challenge of Deerfield, Il Gun Ban
BELLEVUE, WA – A circuit court judge in Lake County, Illinois has granted an injunction against the Chicago suburb of Deerfield, blocking the village from enforcing a ban on so-called “assault weapons,” and handing a victory to the Second Amendment Foundation.

SAF was joined in the lawsuit by the Illinois State Rifle Association and Deerfield resident Daniel Easterday, who is a lawful firearms owner.


‘OKC SHOOTING AFFIRMS IMPORTANCE OF ARMED CITIZENRY,’ SAYS SAF

May 25, 2018 — Second Amendment Foundation

‘OKC SHOOTING AFFIRMS IMPORTANCE OF ARMED CITIZENRY,
BELLEVUE, WA – Thursday’s shooting incident at a popular restaurant in Oklahoma City, where a “good guy with a gun” intervened by fatally shooting an apparent madman affirms the importance of an armed citizenry, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.

“We concur with local police who are calling the armed citizen a hero,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “This courageous bystander became the first responder in a situation where seconds counted, and because of that individual’s actions, it is possible many lives were saved. We’re waiting for more details, and hopefully to learn the identity of the brave citizen who stepped in and stopped the violence.”


Bloomberg’s ‘Epidemic of Dishonesty’ Includes his Own Anti-Gun Efforts

May 14, 2018 — Second Amendment Foundation

Bloomberg's 'Epidemic of Dishonesty'
BELLEVUE, WA – When billionaire anti-gun former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched a tirade during Rice University’s graduation ceremonies over the weekend about an “epidemic of dishonesty” in the nation’s capital, he could easily have been talking about the gun prohibition movement he largely finances, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.

“Bloomberg criticized what he called ‘an endless barrage of lies,’” noted SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “But that’s exactly what we’ve seen from the gun prohibition lobby, exemplified by Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety. From deceptively combining suicide and homicide data to inflate what they call the number of ‘gun violence’ victims, to inflating the number of school shootings which the Washington Post called ‘flat wrong,’ and suggesting that raising the age limit for purchasing firearms and banning modern sporting rifles will somehow prevent mass shootings, the gun control campaign has been built on layers of false promises.


IMPRISONING PREGNANT WOMAN ON MICH. GUN CHARGE ‘BARBARIC,’ SAYS SAF

May 9, 2018 — Second Amendment Foundation

IMPRISONING PREGNANT WOMAN ON MICH. GUN CHARGE ‘BARBARIC,’ SAYS SAFBELLEVUE, WA – An expectant Michigan mother who was convicted for displaying a handgun during a controversial altercation last summer will likely have her second child in prison, a situation that the Second Amendment Foundation considers “barbaric” just days before Mother’s Day.


SAF Sues Illinois Agency Over Day Care Operators’ Gun Rights

Apr 17, 2018 — Second Amendment Foundation

SAF Sues Illinois Agency Over Day Care Operators' Gun Rights, BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services on behalf of two Prairie State residents, alleging deprivation of civil rights under color of law.


SAF Lawsuit Challenges Gun Ban in Chicago Suburb of Deerfield

Apr 5, 2018 — Second Amendment Foundation

SAF Lawsuit Challenges Gun Ban in Chicago Suburb of Deerfield
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a lawsuit against the Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Illinois seeking an injunction against enforcement of the ban on so-called “assault weapons” and “large capacity magazines” adopted by the Village Board of Trustees earlier this week.


SAF Says ‘Gun Control Hysteria’ Is Reason March NICS Checks Spiked

Apr 3, 2018 — Second Amendment Foundation

SAF Says ‘Gun Control Hysteria' Is Reason March NICS Checks Spiked
BELLEVUE, WA – A record number of background checks initiated with the National Instant Check System (NICS) for the month of March demonstrates once again that gun control hysteria pushes more Americans to exercise their right to own firearms, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.

According to raw data from the FBI, last month saw a record 2,767,699 background checks initiated with the system, which is up 334,607 over the number of checks for March 2017, and up 244,434 NICS initiations in March 2016. While the raw data shows the number of NICS checks initiated, the FBI notes in its monthly reports, it does not reflect the actual number of firearms sold for that time period.


SAF: SATURDAY MARCHERS SHOULD REMEMBER THAT GUNS SAVE LIVES

Mar 23, 2018 — Second Amendment Foundation

SATURDAY MARCHERS SHOULD REMEMBER THAT GUNS SAVE LIVES
BELLEVUE, WA – Participants in Saturday’s planned “March For Our Lives” events around the country should use the opportunity to celebrate the lives of all the survivors of violence who are alive today because they had a firearm with which to fight back, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.

“Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans defend themselves with firearms, often without firing a shot,” noted SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “They are victims of violence, too, but they are alive today because they had the will and the tools to fight back.


SAF To Help Students Defend Their 1st. Amendment Right to Support 2nd

Mar 20, 2018 — Second Amendment Foundation

SAF To Help Students Defend Their 1st. Amendment Right to Support 2nd
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today announced a project to help students who have been harassed, intimidated or bullied for resisting peer pressure to join the wave of protests against guns and the right to keep and bear arms.

“A student’s First Amendment rights should not be violated because they support the Second Amendment,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “There have been several reports over the past couple of weeks about students who have been harassed or encountered other problems from students, teachers or administrators for not joining in the protests. If that’s happening, it isn’t right and should not be tolerated.


‘Seattle Gun Tax Revenue Falls, And Fails, Again’, Says SAF

Mar 17, 2018 — Second Amendment Foundation

‘Seattle Gun Tax Revenue Falls, And Fails, Again'
BELLEVUE, WA. – Seattle’s “gun violence tax” revenue has once again failed to meet predictions, demonstrating once again that this was really a thinly disguised gun control scheme that was sold to the public as an effort to reduce so-called “gun violence,” the Second Amendment Foundation said today.


SAF Reports 1,200% Spike in Members, Donors From Young Adults Since Florida

Mar 12, 2018 — Second Amendment Foundation

1,200% Spike in Members, Donors From Young Adults Since Florida
BELLEVUE, WA – Since the tragic mass shooting at a Florida high school last month resulted in efforts to restrict firearms ownership by young adults, the Second Amendment Foundation has experienced a 1,200 percent increase in the number of 18- to 20-year-olds joining or supporting the organization, SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb reported today.


SAF, ISRA Sue Housing Authority Over Gun Ban For Residents

Mar 9, 2018 — Second Amendment Foundation

SAF, ISRA SUE HOUSING AUTHORITY OVER GUN BAN FOR RESIDENTSBELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Illinois State Rifle Association have filed a lawsuit in federal district court challenging the East St. Louis Housing Authority’s (ESLHA) ban on firearms possession by residents of government subsidized housing in that community.


Media Sensationalism Partly to Blame for School Shootings Says SAF

Feb 20, 2018 — Second Amendment Foundation

Media Sensationalism Partly to Blame for School Shootings Says SAF
BELLEVUE, WA – When anti-gunners point fingers of blame for tragic school shootings, there is plenty of room for media sensationalism in that ugly spotlight, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.

“The heartbreaking attack on students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida is made even more terrible because the suspect is getting more than his share of fame,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “His face has been all over television and newspaper front pages, and there is a concern that this kind of attention might inspire somebody else to seek this same kind of infamy.”


SAF, Colorado Group File Amicus Brief In Magazine Ban Appeal

Jan 23, 2018 — Second Amendment Foundation

SAF, Colorado Group File Amicus Brief In Magazine Ban Appeal
BELLEVUE, WA - The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), joined by the Millennial Policy Center (MPC), has filed an amicus brief in the challenge of Colorado’s ban on so-called “large capacity magazines,” using history, nineteenth century tradition and the Colorado State Constitution to support the challenge.

The brief was submitted to the Colorado Court of Appeals by attorney Joseph Greenlee of Denver.