BELLEVUE, WA –-(Ammoland.com)- To say the Second Amendment Foundation is having an incredible year protecting gun rights would simply be too modest.
Every month, every week we are celebrating a victory that will protect the 2nd Amendment rights of thousands of Patriots.
The latest victory came in Arkansas when a U.S District Judge ruled the state's citizen-only carry law as unconstitutional. By protecting the gun rights of legal aliens while they are in the United States will only further cement the 2nd Amendment rights of our United States' citizens.
SAF.org With all of SAF's legal activity, you can imagine the amount of legal fees we continue to pile up. It would mean a lot to us if you could contribute in any way; any amount helps to keep our doors open.
The lawsuit challenged the Arkansas statute, on behalf of Netherlands' citizen Martin Pot, because it “completely prohibits resident legal aliens from the concealed carry of guns, in public, for the purpose of self-defense”. Colonel Stan Witt, director of the Arkansas State Police, was named as the defendant in his official capacity.
This is yet another victory in our effort to expand Second Amendment protections in the United States Mr. Pot is a law-abiding resident of Eureka Springs, and has been so since 1986.
He is self-employed and is a productive member of the community, with an American-born wife and family. He came here almost 30 years ago, met and married his wife, and has many solid connections in his community.
While Arkansas statute allowed Pot to possess a firearm only in his home, on his property or – under certain circumstances – while on a “journey,” he was prohibited from obtaining a concealed carry permit because he is not a citizen.
This case is not unique. SAF has successfully challenged other state laws, in New Mexico, Washington, Nebraska and Massachusetts. Legal resident aliens should not be penalized at the expense of their self-defense rights. This was a good outcome to a case that should help lots of people.
This is another case where SAF is winning firearms freedom one lawsuit at a time. These victories for legal resident aliens help protect U.S citizen's gun rights just as much as the legal resident aliens.
We want to see as much pro-gun legislation pass throughout our country as possible. The more people that are protected, the harder it will be to take away those rights in the future.
The Second Amendment Foundation is a grassroots organization which means we are funded by the people whose rights we are trying to protect. It is not popular to contribute or stand united with pro-gun organizations.
We do not have big shot donors like the big anti-gun groups. You hard working, Second Amendment loving patriots keep our doors open and we appreciate everything you do for us.
We are excited about our forty year accomplishment but recognize we cannot skip a beat. Our sole mission is to protect the right to keep and bear arms and will not stop doing so.
Together, we can preserve the Constitutional rights our Founding Fathers intended our people to have forever.
Thank you. I know I can count on you.
Sincerely yours,Alan M. Gottlieb
Second Amendment Foundation
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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.