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  • 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    The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms announced this morning that it has withdrawn its support for the Manchin-Toomey alternative background check measure because a key amendment for restoration of firearms rights is not being considered.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...
  • SAF collects on another lawsuit, this time from Omaha, Neb.

    02/15/2012 5:10:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 14 February, 2012 | Dave Workman
    The Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation has banked another check to cover legal fees in a federal gun rights lawsuit, this one for $12,000 from the City of Omaha, NE. While the amount is a fraction of the $399,950 payment received last week from the City of Chicago and anti-gun mayor Rahm Emanuel, it represents an equally-important victory to SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb. This column discussed the Chicago pay-out with a photo image that raced across cyberspace. The Omaha lawsuit was dealt with rather quickly late last year. It involved a legal resident alien, Armando Pliego Gonzalez...
  • GREEN: Rahm Emanuel's $400,000 autograph(IL,guns)

    02/13/2012 8:00:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11 February, 2012 | Anneke E. Green
    Some people collect stamps. Alan Gottlieb, executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), collects checks from governments that try to curtail citizens’ right to bear arms. Last week, he received a check for $399,950 signed by Chicago mayor and former President Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel in payment for the cost of fighting the windy city’s handgun ban in Supreme Court case McDonald v. City of Chicago. But this is just a start. “They’re going to owe us money as well for Ezell v. Chicago (a suit over Chicago’s gun range restrictions) so this isn’t the first...
  • SAF, ANJRPC Will Appeal New Jersey Right-to-carry Ruling

    01/15/2012 6:32:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    bradenton.com ^ | 13 January, 2012 | SAF
    The Second Amendment Foundation and Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs will appeal a federal judge's ruling Friday that "the Second Amendment does not include a general right to carry handguns outside the home." Federal Judge William H. Walls, a Clinton appointee, dismissed a case filed by both organizations challenging New Jersey's handgun carry laws, which have all but eliminated the right to self-defense with a firearm outside the home. "The Second Amendment Foundation and ANJRPC are prepared to take this case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, where SAF has already won a landmark case...
  • The Abandoned Army: War Returns to Sudan’s Nuba Mountains

    07/03/2011 12:52:56 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman
    Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Monitor ^ | 7/1/2011 | Andrew McGregor
    The people of South Kordofan have become caught up in the unresolved contradiction of the post-John Garang Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A), which is now leading South Sudan into independence; what happens when a national federalist political movement becomes an ethnic separatist political movement? This is the problem in several areas of Sudan outside the new borders of South Sudan, areas in which the then federalist SPLM/A recruited fighters to combat the Khartoum regime in the interests of creating a federal “New Sudan.” With South Sudan declaring full independence on July 9, a force of roughly 40,000 Nuba SPLA fighters...
  • Second Amendment Foundation, SAF, files amicus brief against the legal open carry of firearms.

    12/07/2011 3:52:56 PM PST · by kwikrnu · 27 replies
    The Second Amendment Foundation, SAF, and Alan Gura filed an amicus brief AGAINST the open carry of firearms. I believe they have been hiding their real agenda for some time now. I believe their agenda is to establish a permit or licensing scheme for the bearing of arms. If anyone has read their briefs, they do not seem to want open carry as an option. Here is a link to the brief which was filed 12-5-2011 https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B4xDZlk5vthcODdkNmEzZWMtYTFkYi00ZWZmLTg3ZDYtZTY4OWQ0Yzk2NzZm
  • New Court Case Seeks Firearms Rights for Americans Living Abroad

    11/24/2011 7:34:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 23 November, 2011 | Nick Leghorn
    With the resolution of the Heller and McDonald cases the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms has been secured as a legal right for every citizen of the United States. Well, apparently not EVERY citizen. Stephen Dearth is a natural born citizen of the United States who chooses to make his primary residence in Canada, making him one of the millions of U.S. Citizens who do not have a permanent residence in the United States. That minor wrinkle means that under U.S. law he cannot purchase a firearm except for “sporting purposes” . . . As the Heller...
  • 2nd Amendment Foundation Sues California Over Assault Weapons Ban

    11/22/2011 6:01:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies · 1+ views
    opposingviews.com ^ | 21 November, 2011 | SAF
    BELLEVUE, WA -- The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of California’s ban on so-called “assault weapons,” claiming that the statute is “vague and ambiguous” in its definition of assault weapons, leading to the arrest of a California man on two different occasions. SAF is joined in the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, by the CalGuns Foundation and Brendan John Richards, an honorably-discharged Marine and Iraq war veteran, who was arrested and jailed in May 2010 and August 2011. On both occasions, charges against Richards were...
  • SAF thanks NRA, CRPAF for Amicus Briefs in Richards v. Prieto Case(CA CCW)

    09/02/2011 4:43:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 1 September, 2011 | SAF
    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 is known as Richards v. Prieto. It targets Yolo County’s arbitrary policy that requires CCW applicants to provide good cause for obtaining a permit, and subjects each applicant to a “moral character” standard. “The policies practices in Yolo County are clearly unconstitutional and should be...
  • Victims Share 'Gun-Free' Horrors at Aug. 6 Nat'l Self-Defense Conference

    08/16/2011 6:49:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Human Events ^ | 16 August, 2011 | Joe Shaver
    Two women, victims of gun violence in gun-free zones, opened the Aug. 6 National Self-Defense Conference in Washington organized by Students for Concealed Carry on Campus and the Second Amendment Foundation. Had the law allowed the women to carry their guns, they would not have been attacked, said Amanda Collins, who was then a student at the Reno campus of the University of Nevada when she was attacked. The second woman, Nikki Goeser, said she blamed the gun violence that she experienced on gun control laws. Goeser said her husband was shot and killed in a bar in April 2009...
  • Glock Makes Significant Donation to Second Amendment Foundation

    08/12/2011 5:35:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    sacbee.com ^ | 11 August, 2011 | SAF
    BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 11. 2011 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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, in recognition of the important legal efforts SAF has mounted and will continue to pursue. "I want to publicly and personally thank the management and ownership at Glock," Gottlieb said, "and all Glock employees who have made this possible. Specifically,...
  • Question to CeaseFire president: Who is the real extremist?

    08/05/2011 4:55:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 5 August, 2011 | Dave Workman
    In a letter to the Seattle Times on Wednesday, Washington CeaseFire President Ralph Fascitelli pushed the gun prohibition agenda as a response to two recent shooting incidents in south King County, while taking the time to call the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation an “extremist group” and imply that it is a lobbying organization. He is wrong. Fascitelli wants to close the mythical “gun show loophole” and he dislikes open carry “without a permit,” particularly in government offices. That much was evident back in early 2010 when Fascitelli was shocked that Washington State Troopers on duty in Olympia refused to disarm...
  • Bellevue v. Brady Bunch on Monday in Washington, D.C.

    08/05/2011 4:51:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 August, 2011 | Dave Workman
    The Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation is hosting a forum next Monday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. and a highlight of the event – which is held in cooperation with Students for Concealed Carry on Campus – will be a debate between Colin Goddard with the Brady Campaign and economist John Lott, author of More Guns = Less Crime. SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb will be there, along with attorney Alan Gura, who successfully argued both of this century’s landmark Second Amendment cases before the Supreme Court, District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v....
  • Campus Concealed Carry Forum August 8th 2011

    07/28/2011 4:52:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies · 2+ views
    Ammoland.com ^ | 27 July, 2011 | NA
    SAF, SCCC Hosting ‘Supporting Campus Concealed Carry Forum August 8th 2011 BELLEVUE, WA --(Ammoland.com)- The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), in cooperation with Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (SCCC), is hosting a forum “Supporting Concealed Carry on Campus” on Monday, August 8th at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Noon to 5 p.m. The forum is free and open to the public. This event will feature a Gun Free Zones debate between Colin Goddard of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and John Lott, author of More Guns, Less Crime. An academic panel that includes Prof. Nelson Lund...
  • Bellevue v. UN as int’l gun control battle intensifies

    07/12/2011 4:44:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 July, 2011 | Dave Workman
    The fight over international gun control is unfolding anew this week at the United Nations building in New York, as the stage is being set for next year’s “final negotiations” on a proposed treaty that critics say is a threat to the Second Amendment, and a Washington State-based group is right in the thick of it. Bellevue’s Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, is in the Big Apple this week, attending the third “preparatory committee meeting” for the proposed Arms Trade Treaty, which he says is an elaborate way of saying “international gun control.” He told this column...
  • Second Amendment Foundation Files For Preliminary Injunction Against Illinois Carry Ban

    07/08/2011 3:29:55 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Ammoland.com ^ | 7 July, 2011 | SAF
    BELLEVUE, WA --(Ammoland.com)- 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 Court for the Central District of Illinois in Springfield. Joining SAF in this motion are Illinois Carry and four private citizens, Michael Moore, Charles Hooks, Peggy Fechter and Jon Maier. The underlying case is known as Moore v. Madigan. Illinois is the only state in...
  • SAF Thanks NRA, CRPA for Effort to Enforce its 1994 Assenza Case Victory(CA)

    05/17/2011 5:28:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies · 1+ views
    prnewswire.com ^ | 16 May, 2011 | SAF
    BELLEVUE, Wash., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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, Assenza v City of Los Angeles, resulted in a judgment against the city, which had to issue a check to SAF on April 11, 1995 for the amount of $50,000. "We still have an enlarged photocopy of that check on our wall at the SAF office," said SAF...
  • SAF sues Illinois over prohibition on self-defense carry

    05/14/2011 4:49:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 13 May, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Early this morning, the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation filed a federal lawsuit against the State of Illinois, challenging its complete prohibition on the carrying of firearms in public for the purpose of personal protection. It was the second lawsuit for SAF this week – the first one was filed Wednesday in Virginia over interstate handgun sales, as reported by this column – and it comes just days after the Illinois Legislature derailed legislation that would have allowed concealed carry in the Prairie State. That measure had some law enforcement support, but Chicago-based Democrats, perhaps holding the line to the bitter...
  • Grassroots gun rights groups gain momentum

    04/20/2011 5:10:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 18 April, 2011 | 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 springing up, growing in numbers and gaining political clout. As founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, which brought the landmark case of McDonald v. City of Chicago to the high court with the cooperation of the Illinois State Rifle Association, I have witnessed this surge in gun rights...
  • D.C. Circuit Revives Suit Challenging Firearm Laws

    04/16/2011 7:26:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    legaltimes.typepad.com ^ | 15 April,2011 | Mike Scarcella
    A federal appeals court in Washington today ruled in favor of a Canadian man and a gun advocacy organization in reviving a suit that challenges the constitutionality of firearm regulations that ban non-residents from purchasing guns in the United States. The plaintiffs, Stephen Dearth of Canada and the Second Amendment Foundation, in March 2009 sued the Justice Department in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Judge James Robertson in January 2010 dismissed (PDF) the suit, saying none of the plaintiffs have standing to sue. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today unanimously reversed Robertson’s decision...
  • Grassroots Gun Rights Groups Gain Momentum

    04/08/2011 6:11:45 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Ammoland.com ^ | 7 April, 2011 | Alan Gottlieb
    BELLEVUE, WA --(Ammoland.com)- 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 springing up, growing in numbers and gaining political clout. As founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, which brought the landmark case of McDonald v. City of Chicago to the high court with the cooperation of the Illinois State Rifle Association, I have witnessed this surge...
  • Second Amendment Foundation responds to State of NJ motion to dismiss. (NJ CCW alert)

    02/21/2011 6:05:09 AM PST · by Seamus Mc Gillicuddy · 9 replies
    Second Amendment Foundation ^ | 18 Feb 2011 | Second Amendment Foundation
    REPLY BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND IN OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS’ CROSS-MOTION TO DISMISS.....
  • SAF, ANJRPC Ask for Summary Judgment in New Jersey Lawsuit

    12/23/2010 4:58:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    prnewswire.com ^ | 22 December, 2010 | SAF
    BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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, there could be action on the case early in 2011. "We're challenging New Jersey's unconscionable law that forces citizens to demonstrate some absurd 'justifiable need' in order to exercise a constitutional right to keep and bear arms," said SAF Executive Vice...
  • SAF Sues Eric Holder, FBI Over Misdemeanor Gun Rights Denial

    10/14/2010 5:09:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    prnewswire.com ^ | 13 October, 2010 | SAF
    BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acting on behalf of a Georgia resident and honorably discharged Vietnam War veteran, the Second Amendment Foundation today filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder and the Federal Bureau of Investigation over enforcement of a federal statute that can deny gun rights to someone with a simple misdemeanor conviction on his record. The lawsuit was filed in United States District Court for the District of Columbia. SAF and co-plaintiff Jefferson Wayne Schrader of Cleveland, GA are represented by attorney Alan Gura, who successfully argued both the Heller and McDonald cases before the U.S....
  • Why won't NRA give proper credit in McDonald case?

    09/01/2010 7:48:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 31 August, 2010 | David Codrea
    "What is the NRA thinking?" Tom Gresham asked on last Sunday's Gun Talk Radio Show. "You know, I've had some problems with NRA in the past," he explained, "but when you start taking credit for what other people are doing, that's over the line." Tom's guest was Second Amendment Foundation founder Alan Gottlieb, and they were discussing "Victory in Chicago" by NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox, a recapping of the McDonald v Chicago case that resulted in a Supreme Court ruling that the Second Amendment applies not just to the national government, but also to state and local ones. So...
  • Alan Gura-Second Amendment Foundation, sue New York(Westchester) over CCW laws. 2A alert!!

    07/18/2010 1:35:34 PM PDT · by Seamus Mc Gillicuddy · 9 replies · 3+ views
    Second Amendment Foundation ^ | 7/15/2010 | www.saf.org
    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit against Westchester County, New York and its handgun permit licensing officers, seeking a permanent injunction against enforcement of a state law that allows carry licenses to be denied because applicants cannot show “good cause.”.........
  • Kachalsky v. Cacace - NY 2nd Amendment Case Filed by Gura & SAF

    07/15/2010 5:45:47 PM PDT · by RKV · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Second Amendment Foundation ^ | 14 July 2010 | Alan Gura
    13. The States may not completely ban the carrying of handguns for self-defense, deny individuals the right to carry handguns in non-sensitive places, deprive individuals of the right to carry handguns in an arbitrary and capricious manner, or impose regulations on the right to carry handguns that are inconsistent with the Second Amendment. COUNT I U.S. CONST., AMEND. II, 42 U.S.C. § 1983 AGAINST ALL DEFENDANTS [NB: Section 1983 is against the suppression of civil rights under color of law. Big $$$$ if NY loses. Go Gura!]
  • SAF Files Supreme Court Brief in Chicago Gun Ban Challenge

    11/17/2009 3:52:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies · 600+ views
    SAF ^ | 16 November, 2009 | na
    BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Second Amendment Foundation today filed its much-anticipated brief to the United States Supreme Court in the case of McDonald v. Chicago, which challenges the constitutionality of that city's ban on handguns. SAF is joined in the lawsuit by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) and four individual plaintiffs. They are represented by attorney Alan Gura, who successfully argued the landmark Heller case before the high court in 2008, leading to a ruling that the Second Amendment affirms and protects an individual right to keep and bear arms beyond the scope of serving in...
  • PRESS RELEASE: SUPREME COURT TO HEAR McDONALD CASE(2nd Amendment)

    10/01/2009 5:14:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies · 844+ views
    chicagoguncase.com ^ | 30 September, 2009 | Alan Gura
    ChicagoGunCase.com Restoring the Second Amendment Sep 30 2009 The Schedule Published by Alan Gura under Uncategorized Here is what we can look forward to in the coming months… Our opening brief is due November 16. The city’s brief is then due December 16. Our reply brief is due January 15. The case is expected to be argued in February, with a decision expected by the end of June, 2010. No responses yet Sep 30 2009 PRESS RELEASE: SUPREME COURT TO HEAR McDONALD CASE Published by Alan Gura under news release Read the the U.S. Supreme Court docket WASHINGTON, D.C. –...
  • United States Arms Rights Enthusiasts Are Cutting Edge of American Freedom Movement

    09/21/2009 5:07:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies · 1,173+ views
    ExpertClick ^ | 20 September, 2009 | John M. Snyder
    "American firearm owners form the cutting edge of the modern freedom movement in the United States," gun rights expert John M. Snyder said here today. A former National Rifle Association editor, Snyder is Public Affairs Director of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Treasurer of the Second Amendment Foundation, and Manager of Telum Associates, LL.C. Shotgun News last year named him the senior rights activist in Washington. Snyder said the Senate's recent 68-30 vote allowing Amtrak passengers to transport handguns in their checked luggage may indicate that, "politicians are beginning to get the message. The...
  • SAF Sues District of Columbia over Carrying of Handguns

    08/07/2009 1:15:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies · 484+ views
    EarthTimes ^ | 6 August, 2009 | The Second Amendment Foundation
    BELLEVUE, Wash. - (Business Wire) The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a lawsuit on behalf of three residents of the District of Columbia and a Florida resident, seeking to compel the city to issue carry permits to law-abiding citizens. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court on behalf of Tom Palmer, George Lyon and Amy McVey, all District residents, and Edward Raymond, a New Hampshire resident. SAF and the individual plaintiffs are being represented by attorney Alan Gura, who successfully argued the landmark District of Columbia v. Heller case in 2008 that overturned the District’s handgun ban on the...
  • SAF Lawsuit Forces Change in D.C. Gun Regulations

    06/18/2009 3:45:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies · 611+ views
    saf ^ | 17 June, 2009 | saf
    BELLEVUE, Wash., June 17, 2009 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Firearms regulations in Washington, D.C. are being amended today by emergency order in response to a federal lawsuit filed by the Second Amendment Foundation that challenged the arbitrary nature of previous regulations enforced in the District of Columbia. The District had adopted new handgun registration regulations following last year's landmark Second Amendment ruling that struck down the city's decades-old handgun ban as unconstitutional. Under the new regulations, which take effect immediately, the city essentially acknowledges the State of California's roster of approved handguns - upon which the District's own regulations were...