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  • Second Amendment Foundation - Feedback?

    12/25/2015 5:53:26 AM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 15 replies
    Thinking of joining to them. But is it a one person organization basically? Am I better off contributing more to NRA?
  • SAF, CCRKBA file FOI request for all Bloomy-MAIG records

    06/27/2013 5:00:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 June, 2013 | Dave Workman
    The Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today sent a Freedom of Information Law request to the office of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, asking for all records relating to the Bloomberg administration’s involvement with Mayors Against Illegal Guns. SAF and CCRKBA are joined in the request by Tom Gresham, host of the nationally-syndicated “Gun Talk” radio program. The request, prepared by SAF Special Projects Director Philip Watson, was sent electronically and via overnight mail. Gresham and the two gun rights organizations are asking for the following: 1. All electronic records...
  • CCRKBA pulls support for Manchin-Toomey

    04/17/2013 10:49:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 17 April, 2013 | Dave Workman
    The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms announced this morning that it has withdrawn its support for the Manchin-Toomey alternative background check measure because a key amendment for restoration of firearms rights is not being considered. CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb advised Examiner by telephone that, “Our support for this measure was contingent on several key provisions, the cornerstone of which was a rights restoration provision that is not on the schedule for consideration “But it appears the Democratic leadership in the Senate was opposed to letting this important consideration come up for a vote,” he said....
  • Major Pro-Gun Organization Endorses Manchin-Toomey Universal Background Check Amendment (VIDEO)

    04/15/2013 6:36:41 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 95 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | Apr. 15, 2013 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Over the weekend, in a move that may shock the gun community, one of the most powerful and influential pro-gun organizations publicly endorsed the universal background check amendment drafted by Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV). The Citizens Committee for the Right To Keep and Bear Arms announced that it would back the Manchin-Toomey UBC legislation; a bipartisan amendment that expands background checks to gun purchases made over the Internet and eliminates the so-called ‘gun-show’ loophole. “We decided to back it because we believe it is the right thing to do,” Julianne Versnel, director of operations for the...
  • Gun rights activists demand Walkersville repeal loaded gun ban

    04/12/2013 11:05:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Frederick News-Post ^ | April 11, 2013 | Kelsi Loos
    WALKERSVILLE — A gun rights group is taking aim at the town to try to force a change in its firearm restrictions. The Second Amendment Foundation, based in Bellevue, Wash., formally demanded that Walkersville repeal a ban on shooting and carrying loaded guns within town limits. "It has come to my attention that the town of Walkersville purports to regulate firearms, which violates of state law," Alan M. Gottlieb, foundation president, said in a March 26 letter. The town charter bans shooting "a rifle, air rifle or air gun of any kind ... a bow and arrow, slingshot, shotgun, gun...
  • SAF WINS PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AGAINST NEW MEXICO CONCEALED CARRY BAN

    04/03/2013 8:50:52 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Second Amendment Foundation ^ | 2 April, 2013 | SAF
    BELLEVUE, WA — The Second Amendment Foundation has won a preliminary injunction against a part of the State of New Mexico’s concealed carry statute on the grounds that it violates the right of equal protection under the law. The ruling, handed down by the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, was signed by M. Christina Armijo, the chief district judge. SAF filed the legal action on behalf of John Jackson, a permanent legal resident alien who could not obtain a concealed carry permit under existing New Mexico statute because he is not a U.S. citizen. SAF has...
  • Texan praises Second Amendment Foundation for getting gun back from Sheriff

    03/29/2013 6:55:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    The Gun Mag ^ | 28 March, 2013 | John Dieter
    John Dieter, a concealed carry permit holder from Houston Texas, had engaged in a defensive gun use (DGU) against robbers almost two years ago. Even though Mr. Dieter hadn’t been charged with a crime, the Harris County Sheriff confiscated and refused to return his pistol. That was until Mr. Dieter contacted the Second Amendment Foundation. The e-mail below from Mr. Dieter details the story. rom: John Dieter Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 3:07 PM Subject: I got my gun back! Ok, you guys know I NEVER send out group emails and such. But… Long story short: The Harris county sheriff...
  • Cheaper Than Dirt donates $100,000 to Second Amendment Foundation

    02/15/2013 7:01:58 PM PST · by marktwain · 25 replies
    guns.com ^ | 15 February, 2013 | Max Slowik
    Cheaper Than Dirt just made the largest single contribution to the Second Amendment Foundation and first “Diamond Level” donation of $100,000. The Second Amendment Foundation is pretty happy about this. “The level of support from CheaperThanDirt both delighted and shocked me,” said Second Amendment Foundation director Ray Carter. “SAF has never before received a single donation of this size and by itself Cheaper Than Dirt’s contribution will make possible a major expansion of SAF legal action and education efforts. We are privileged to consider Cheaper Than Dirt a partner in our efforts.” “Created in response to the generous donation from...
  • Armed citizens get their 2nd Amendment point across to city council

    02/12/2013 9:09:34 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/12/13 | Doug Book
    “All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights.” This language from the Washington State Constitution failed to impress one city councilman from Oak Harbor as he demonstrated the petulance inherent in liberals by walking out of a January council meeting because one of the attending citizens was legally armed. (1) At issue was a 2009 lawsuit filed by the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) against the City Of Seattle for having broken state law by placing a ban on the...
  • SAF winning firearms freedom without lawsuits

    10/25/2012 6:35:10 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 24 October, 2012 | Dave Workman
    The Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation has launched a unique pilot project in Washington and Virginia that advances its legal agenda without actually filing any lawsuits, and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb told this column that he is looking to take this campaign nationwide in 2013. SAF’s motto has been “Winning Firearms Freedom One Lawsuit at a Time” since the foundation’s landmark Second Amendment case, McDonald v. City of Chicago, was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2010. That ruling incorporated the Second Amendment to the states, thus opening a floodgate for challenges to local laws and ordinances that...
  • 4th Circuit to hear oral arguments in two key gun rights cases

    10/19/2012 10:57:06 AM PDT · by JohnPierce · 3 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | October 19, 2012 | John Pierce
    The oral arguments in Lane v. Holder (CA4 Case 11-1847) will take place next Tuesday, October 23rd at 9:30AM in room 201 (the ‘Green Courtroom’ ) of the Powell Courthouse in Richmond Virginia. Lane is the first case docketed for the day in that courtroom so plan to be there early if you want to attend the Lane oral arguments. --IMAGE HERE-- One day later on Wednesday, October 24th, the 4th Circuit will hear oral arguments in Woollard v. Gallagher (CA4 Case 12-1437). Oral arguments are scheduled to begin at 9:30AM in room 412 (the ‘Red Courtroom’) but Woollard is...
  • McDonald hospitalized in Chicago; Republicans threaten new F&F subpoena

    09/28/2012 8:37:03 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 8 replies
    Examiner ^ | September 28, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Otis McDonald, one of several headliners scheduled to appear at this weekend’s 27th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC) in Orlando, Fla., has suffered a serious head injury and is in intensive care at a Chicago-area hospital, Gun Rights Examiner has learned. Alan Gottlieb, executive vice president of the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation, notified members of the SAF Board of Directors during their meeting in Orlando today. McDonald was scheduled to speak during the Saturday awards luncheon, which also features U.S. Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) and former Ambassador Donald A. Mahley.McDonald apparently fell and suffered a serious head injury. He...
  • Second Amendment Foundation Defends Woman’s Right Of Self-Defense At United Nations

    08/30/2012 9:29:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 29 August, 2012 | SAF
    BELLEVUE, WA --(Ammoland.com)- The Second Amendment Foundation today reminded the United Nations that “if women have the right to be protected against violence, then they have the right to protect themselves against violence.” So spoke SAF’s Director of Operations Julianne Versnel, whose remarks to the U.N. Programme of Action conference were unlike anything many delegates had ever heard before. The conference is seen as the first step toward rekindling discussions about an on-going process to continue development of a small arms and light weapons treaty, which earlier this summer collapsed when several nations opposed it. Noting that she had reviewed...
  • SAF & ANJRPC React To New Jersey Attorney General Brief On Gun Case

    07/03/2012 7:13:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 July, 2012 | SAF
    BELLEVUE, WA --(Ammoland.com)- 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 Amendment Foundation (SAF) to overturn New Jersey’s unconstitutional handgun carry laws. The State’s latest filing maintains its absurd position that the Second Amendment does not exist outside the home, and that it is the State’s responsibility to protect the public from law...
  • 'Come and Take Them' Patch Sends Clear Political message

    05/30/2012 1:06:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    guns.com ^ | 29 May, 2012 | dabneybailey
    The Second Amendment Foundation has released a pro-gun patch bearing the slogan "COME AND TAKE THEM." Guns.com is guessing that the phrase, "You'll have to pry it from our cold, dead hands" was too long to fit on a patch. Alan Gottlieb, the founder and Executive Vice President of SAF, notes that the patch can be sewn into just about any garment, and the hook-and-loop nylon fastener allows the patch to be mounted and removed. Gottlieb also has strong words about the meaning behind the patch, directing his ire at politicians and police agencies, "What the police are doing is...
  • Obama Doesn’t Want You to Attend – GRPC(Gun Rights Policy Conference)

    05/25/2012 6:14:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 May, 2012 | Alan Gottlieb
    BELLEVUE, WA --(Ammoland.com)- I would like to personally invite you to our 27th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC), which will be taking place September 28, 29, and 30, 2012 in Orlando, Florida at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport hotel. With new battles over individual rights in the age of terrorism, attacks on our gun rights from the UN, a number of Second Amendment cases in the courts and an important upcoming election, your attendance is critical. The theme of Elect Liberty is most important as we set the pro-gun rights agenda for the year to come. This year...
  • Second Amendment Foundation chalks up more legal victories(MA)

    04/24/2012 8:44:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 23 April, 2012 | cbaus
    BELLEVUE, WA - A Federal District Court Judge in Massachusetts has granted summary judgment in a Second Amendment Foundation case challenging that state's denial of firearms licenses to permanent resident aliens. U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodcock concluded that "the Massachusetts firearms regulatory regime as applied to the individual plaintiffs, contravenes the Second Amendment." The case involves two Massachusetts residents, Christopher Fletcher and Eoin Pryal, whose applications for licenses to possess firearms in their homes for immediate self-defense purposes were denied under a state law that does not allow non-citizens to own handguns. SAF was joined in the case...
  • Alan Gottlieb on America-Wide Constitutional Carry: It’ll Never Happen

    04/17/2012 8:57:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 16 April, 2012 | Robert Farago
    Referencing today’s post on Glenn Beck and Constitutional Carry, I bumped into the founder of the Second Amendment Foundation at the NRA convention. I asked Alan Gottlieb if he could foresee a day when the entire country enjoyed permitless concealed carry (a la Alaska, Arizona, Wyoming and Vermont). “It’ll never happen,” the gun rights champion stated flatly. “New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Hawaii—it would have to get through the legislature, and that just isn’t in the cards.” Never? “Not in my lifetime.” Given Mr. Gottleib’s considerable contribution to our collective gun rights, let’s hope that’s a very long time. Let’s...
  • Four Wins In A Month! (Second Amendment)

    04/01/2012 4:55:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 30 January, 2012 | John Richardson
    Heads must be spinning at the Brady Campaign's headquarters with news that the Second Amendment Foundation just won its fourth Second Amendment case this month. The latest case is from Massachusetts where U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodcock found that the commonwealth's ban on handgun possession by permanent resident aliens contravened the Second Amendment. From the Second Amendment Foundation's announcement of their win in Fletcher v. Haas: SAF WINS 2A CASE IN MASS, STRIKING DOWN GUN BAN FOR LEGAL ALIENS For Immediate Release: 3/30/2012 BELLEVUE, WA – A Federal District Court Judge in Massachusetts today granted summary judgment in...
  • SAF VICTORY STRIKES DOWN NORTH CAROLINA EMERGENCY POWERS GUN BAN

    03/29/2012 12:18:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    SAF ^ | 29 March, 2012 | SAF
    BELLEVUE, WA – A federal district court judge in North Carolina has just struck down that state’s emergency power to impose a ban on firearms and ammunition outside the home during a declared emergency, ruling that the provision violates the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. The case, Bateman v. Purdue, was brought by the Second Amendment Foundation, Grass Roots North Carolina FFE and three individual plaintiffs. Defendants in the case were Gov. Beverly Purdue and Reuben F. Young, secretary of the state’s Department of Crime Control and Public Safety, in their official capacities. In his opinion, Judge...