Second Amendment Foundation

Second Amendment Foundation
Since its inception in 1974, SAF has been involved in more than 260 legal cases across the nation and has litigated – and won – cases at the highest levels of the American judicial system. The organization now has 59 active cases across the U.S., all with the goal of protecting our right as Americans to keep and bear arms.

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Second Amendment Foundation - Three New Cases Filed

Posted by Second Amendment Foundation on 7/15/24 12:13 PM

 

With three new cases filed, several new partnership announcements and a 50th anniversary video series premiere, it’s been a busy month for the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF).

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SAF Files Amicus Brief with SCOTUS in Smith & Wesson v. Mexico Lawsuit

Posted by Second Amendment Foundation on 6/3/24 4:46 PM

 

In August 2021, the Mexican government filed a lawsuit in U.S. federal court against Smith & Wesson and other gun manufacturers alleging the companies facilitated illegal gun trafficking into Mexico. In essence, Mexico is blaming companies in the United States (as well as Austria and Italy) for the rise in violence in the country. The suit seeks billions in damages from the manufacturers named in the suit.

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Second Amendment Foundation Case Headed to U.S. Supreme Court

Posted by Second Amendment Foundation on 4/30/24 4:43 PM

 

In breaking news, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear SAF’s case challenging the ATF’s Frame and Receiver Final Rule. The case is known as Garland v. Vanderstok

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March Legal Update from Second Amendment Foundation

Posted by Second Amendment Foundation on 3/28/24 3:54 PM

 

Thanks to NASGW’s great partnership with Second Amendment Foundation, we will providing monthly updates in NASGW's InSight newsletter moving forward to keep the shooting sports industry apprised of Second Amendment Foundation's work.

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SAF Sues NM Gov. Lujan Grisham Over Emergency Carry Ban

Posted by Second Amendment Foundation on 9/12/23 4:30 PM
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit against New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and four other officials on the grounds that the governor’s “emergency order’ prohibiting open and concealed carry in Albuquerque and surrounding Bernalillo violates the Second and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.

 

Joining SAF are the New Mexico Shooting Sports Association, Firearms Policy Coalition and a private citizen, Zachary Fort, who resides in Bernalillo County. They are represented by Jordon George of Aragon Moss George Jenkins, LLP who has also filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction. The lawsuit and motion were filed in U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.

 

In addition to Gov. Lujan Grisham, defendants are Patrick M. Allen, cabinet secretary for the New Mexico Department of Health; Jason R. Bowie, cabinet secretary for the New Mexico Department of Public Safety, and W. Troy Weisler, chief of the New Mexico State Police. They are all sued individually and in their official capacities.

 

“Despite her clams to the contrary,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb, “Gov. Grisham does not have the authority to ‘suspend’ the Second Amendment for an alleged public health emergency or any other reason. Neither do any of the other defendants, nor can they legally enforce such a suspension.”

 

“Evidently,” added SAF Executive Director Adam Kraut, “Gov. Lujan Grisham believes she can disregard the constitution to further her own political views. We’re taking action to stop this unconstitutional exercise of power in its tracks, because it is a flagrant violation of the right of individual citizens to carry firearms in public for personal defense.

 

“Our motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction will prevent the state from further causing injury to the plaintiffs and other citizens under this unlawful order,” Kraut added.
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