Investigative Journalism Project Hits Biden With Anti-Gun FOIA Request

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BELLEVUE, WA – -( The Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project (SAF/IJP) has filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the White House, seeking copies of documents, both digital and print, “that show interactions between White House staff and members of gun control and gun safety groups.”

The FOIA request was made by IJP editor Lee Williams, whose coverage of gun-related news appears in, a SAF-owned publication, and AmmoLand News.

“The Biden-Harris administration runs the least transparent White House in recent history,” Williams said. “Everything is conducted in secret, behind closed doors. Through this Freedom of Information Act request, we will start holding the shot-callers accountable for their constant infringements on our Second Amendment rights. At the very least, we will find out who’s actually orchestrating their war on our guns.”

SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb said the move was necessary in order to learn just how closely and under-the-radar the Biden White House is working with the gun prohibition lobby on legislation and other efforts that may impair Second Amendment rights.

“Joe Biden is a perennial anti-gun-rights politician and he has spent his entire career pushing various gun control schemes that would turn the right to keep and bear arms into a heavily-regulated privilege,” Gottlieb observed. “Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, we might be able to learn just how deeply entrenched the gun ban movement has become in his administration.”

The FOIA request seeks copies of all documents, including emails and visitor logs, between the White House and gun control and gun safety groups including, but not limited to, Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, The Trace, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Third Way, Newtown Action Alliance, Gun Control Giving Fund, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Violence Policy Center, Gun Violence Archive, Sandy Hook Promise, March for Our Lives, Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions, Alliance for Gun Responsibility and Guns Down America.

“If the Biden White House declines to produce the requested materials, we’re going to wonder why,” Gottlieb said, “and we will not be satisfied until we get some answers, even if it means a court fight.”

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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 own and possess firearms privately. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 720,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better to inform the public about the consequences of gun control.


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Delaware, where Biden grazed on taxpayer funds, also is one of the least transparent states.


delaware is like nj government in the sewer


your rights are only worth the amount of blood willing to be

spilled to protect them


Ha ha, that’s almost funny that Mr. Gottlieb really thinks that he is going to get any answers from the White House. He may as well go ahead and start the preparations for a court battle because asking for anything from them is going to be like pulling hens teeth. Hey have you ever seen a hen with teeth. Well good luck with your quest to find out any information from the White House without a fight. You’re going to need all the help you can get. That’s not just a battle. It’s a war going on in this country… Read more »


What, you work for the Railroad or something?


Kick their asses again, and again, harder, harder, Alan. After a two year online format COVID hiatus, looking forward to in person format seeing you and the long list of pro-2A defenders at the SAF annual Gun Rights Policy Conference in Dallas 9/30-10/2/2022.


Will be aching for information. I cannot get there physically. Rooting FOR all of the REAL PATRIOTS of the 2A Organizations that work FOR THE PEOPLE!!


I’m sure that the GRPC will be streamed live. Visit


Enjoy yourself. I went to the GRPC in Phoenix a few years ago. Lots of good good folk to talk too.


How soon can we expect Biden to take the firearms away from the teams of security agents that follow him around more closely than the seam in the seat of his drawers? How soon can we expect him to surrender the shotguns that he, himself, owns? If he is not expected to obey, support and defend our Constitution, including it’s amendments, why should we be expected to obey, support and defend his attempted infringements upon those very documents? He should need less in the realm of security than any of us, since he seems to think that he’s the toughest… Read more »


AFTER the court “battle” is WON, then SUE – SUE – SUE everyone involved with the court case who is breaking any laws they MUST be following and those who have RENEGGED on their SWORN OATH-OF-OFFICE!!!!