Second Amendment Foundation’s Biggest Victory Yet

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BELLEVUE, WA –-( After a long fought battle, the Second Amendment Foundation has won its case in Palmer vs. District of Columbia!

The city will now be forced to allow residents from D.C and other states to conceal carry firearms within its boundaries!

Federal Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr ruled, “…there is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny.”

We applaud Judge Scullin’s ruling, because the time is long overdue for the city to realize that it is the capitol of the United States, not a police state.

These victories have been made possible by hundreds of thousands of concerned Americans who have financially supported SAF efforts over the years. Please continue to support SAF and continue the streak of impressive victories.

Ever since the 2008 Heller ruling by the Supreme Court, the District of Columbia has carried on a campaign of red tape and regulation to discourage citizens from exercising their Second Amendment rights. This has included bearing arms outside the home for personal protection.

Washington, D.C. is not some political gulag, but the seat of government in a land of free people. A cornerstone of that freedom is the right to keep and bear arms, and where better to exercise that right than in the nation’s capital?

We have no intention of letting anti-gun city officials further delay the ability of law-abiding citizens to exercise their rights. As Dr. Martin Luther King said, ‘A right delayed is a right denied.’

Our lead attorney, Alan Gura, exclaimed, “We won.”I’m very pleased with the decision that the city can’t forbid the exercise of a fundamental constitutional right.”

SAF lawsuits have overturned laws not only in Washington D.C., but in several states including Illinois, California, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nebraska, and cities like San Francisco, Seattle, Des Moines and New Haven, among others. Threats of SAF lawsuits have removed well over 100 anti-gun-rights laws across the country as well as stopping hundreds more from being enacted.

We are focusing our efforts on getting rid of unconstitutional violations of firearms owners’ civil rights in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, California and other states.

SAF’s record of legal victories on behalf of the right to keep and bear arms has set the bar for all current and future firearms civil rights litigation. This is not SAF’s last step, but only the latest, in our efforts to win back firearms freedom, one lawsuit at a time.

It is important for us to let our members know what events we are involved in, what’s the latest legal action we have taken to show where your generous donations do end up. We are so grateful for your commitment to protecting our Second Amendment Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Without you all our doors would be closed and who knows what rights we would have left.

We must work together to ensure this new show does not do anything to tarnish our rights. When we come together we can accomplish anything.

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

P.S. Remember, the anti-gunners are raising tens of thousands of dollars to steal our rights from us — we need your support now to help stop them dead in their tracks!

To send a check, please mail to:
Second Amendment Foundation
James Madison Building
Dept Code 201
12500 NE 10th Place
Bellevue, WA 98005

The Second Amendment Foundation ( 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.

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paul Costello

It probably will, if not already be headed for an appeal under a more liberal judge.

Kevin McGonigal

If the federal courts have established that an individual has a US Constitutional right to possess firearms no state or municipality has the right to nullify that right anymore than a state or municipality has the right to nullify the other Constitutionally guaranteed rights. Would our people tolerate a state law requiring a license to speak our minds or a local requirement that we pass a literacy test to vote? Sue the states on this basis and no other. States may not create such burdensome and onerous requirements to purchase and possess firearms that the regulations effectively nullify the right.