Second Amendment Foundation

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The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) is an educational and legal-defense organization which describes its mission as “promoting a better understanding about our constitutional heritage to privately own and possess firearms. To that end, SAF carries on many educational and legal-action programs designed to better inform the public about the gun-control debate.”

SAF was founded in 1974 by Alan Gottlieb, and as of 2012 it has over 650,000 members.[1]

Contents

Publications

  • The Gun Mag, a monthly magazine
  • Women & Guns, a bi-monthly magazine
  • The Gottlieb-Tartaro Report, a monthly newsletter
  • SAF Reporter, a quarterly newsletter
  • Journal of Firearms and Public Policy, an annual reference book
  • The New Gun Week, weekly magazine that ran for 45 years, is now "TheGunMag"

Legal action

Identified as the "legal arm of the gun rights lobby"[2] the Second Amendment Foundation has been victorious, and is currently engaged in multiple lawsuits defending Second Amendment rights.[3]

In 2005, the Second Amendment Foundation and the National Rifle Association successfully sued New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin and others to stop gun seizures in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.[4] On February 12, 2007, Ray Nagin and others were held in contempt of court for violating the consent order.[5] The case is “National Rifle Association of America, Inc., et al. v. C. Ray Nagin et al.”.[6]

In 2005, SAF and others sued to stop the San Francisco Proposition H gun ban. On June 13, 2006, San Francisco Superior Court Judge James Warren struck down the ban, saying local governments have no such authority under California law. The City appealed Judge Warren's ruling, but lost in a unanimous opinion from the three judge panel in the Court of Appeal issued on January 9, 2008. The City then appealed to the California Supreme Court, which reached a unanimous decision on April 9, 2008, that rejected the city's appeal and upheld the lower courts' decision.


References

  1. http://www.thegunmag.com/saf_sues_over_missouri_ban/
  2. http://civilliberty.about.com/od/guncontrol/a/Second-Amendment-Foundation.htm
  3. http://www.saf.org/default.asp?p=legalaction
  4. http://saf.org/new.orleans.lawsuit/complaint.declaratory.injunctive.relief.pdf, Complaint for Declarative and Injunctive Relief, NRA and SAF, Accessed September 15, 2008, Now a dead link
  5. http://saf.org/new.orleans.lawsuit/order.for.contempt.pdf, Order And Reason, Carl J. Barbier, U.S. District Judge, February 12, 2007
  6. CNN transcript of NRA video interviews, aired on July 2, 2008 by Glenn Beck

Resist Incremental Gun-Grabbing of the Nanny State

Liberals and socialists support "common sense" measures - a "good first step" of the Nanny State. To a citizen-prepper-patriot and to the Bill of Rights, this is "death by a thousand paper cuts".

This Second Amendment Foundation video is the formal response to Hollywood's Demand a Plan gun-grabbing propaganda video. The video shows one of the main differences between liberal gun control Nanny states (Blue states) and conservative and/or libertarian Second Amendment-supporting "free states" (Red states). This video shows why we vote with our feet:


See Also

Second Amendment Defenders of American Liberty

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