Second Amendment Foundation Launches Huge Online Store
BELLEVUE, WA –-(Ammoland.com)- The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) today announced the launch of its first online store, aimed at generating additional revenue to help fund its continuing legal challenges to excessively restrictive state and local gun laws across the nation.
This new venture comes on the heels of SAF's Supreme Court victory in McDonald v. City of Chicago, and a successful Gun Rights Policy Conference in San Francisco late last month. SAF will use the online enterprise to build its legal action war chest. Currently, SAF is engaged in legal actions in Maryland, North Carolina, New York's Westchester County, and again in Chicago. Other challenges are on the horizon.
“The simple fact is that lawsuits cost lots of money,” noted SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb.
“The more we have in the way of funding, the more aggressive we can be. We're a nation of laws, and many of our laws are constitutionally questionable in the wake of the McDonald ruling. We need to challenge those laws in court and strengthen our Second Amendment protections.”
With more than 8000 items in the store, the core focus is on firearms accessories, logo apparel and Second Amendment-related books, movies and media. According to SAF Store management, many more items will be added to the assortment in coming months.
Suppliers and manufacturers who are Second Amendment friendly are encouraged to contact the SAF Store administration to discuss how to have their products added to the store.
“Everyone knows what a boycott is,” Gottlieb said. “We're unveiling a venue for gun rights activists to start a BUYcott.' By shopping on-line with the SAF Store, gun owners can directly support critical Second Amendment legal actions and be part of our effort to restore gun rights one lawsuit at a time.”
The store is on-line at: www.safstore.org. Among its many features is a newsletter to advise customers of special discounts, coupons, promotions and new products, and a “wish list” will be added in time for the upcoming holiday shopping season.
The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation's oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control. SAF has previously funded successful firearms-related suits against the cities of Los Angeles; New Haven, CT; and San Francisco on behalf of American gun owners, a lawsuit against the cities suing gun makers and an amicus brief and fund for the Emerson case holding the Second Amendment as an individual right.