About Lee Williams

Lee Williams, who is also known as “The Gun Writer,” cofounded Armed American News. Lee is also the chief editor of the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project, and serves on the board of Florida Carry, Inc. Until recently, he was an editor for a daily newspaper in Florida. Before becoming an editor, Lee was an investigative reporter at newspapers in three states and a U.S. Territory. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a police officer. Before becoming a cop, Lee served in the Army. He’s earned more than a dozen national journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. Lee is an avid tactical shooter.

Opinion: On Finland’s new ranges, Puukko knives and Sisu

When Soviet Red Army troops poured across the Finnish frontier three months after the outbreak of World War II, Simo Häyhä, a farmer and member of Finland’s Civil Guard, laid down his pitchfork, picked up his M28-30 Mosin Nagant, jammed his Puukko knife in his belt and calmly went out to kill some communists. Häyhä

By |2024-02-20T22:34:22+00:00February 21st, 2024|Categories: Opinion|

How Joe Biden’s Office of Gun Violence Prevention is directing the war on guns

The White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention has become a significant threat to our guns and our civil rights. When the office was unveiled in September 2023, President Joe Biden said it would, “centralize, accelerate, and intensify our work to save more lives more quickly. That’s what it was designed to do. It will

By |2024-02-16T22:05:39+00:00February 19th, 2024|Categories: News|

Black History Month: Celebrating Black Second Amendment scholars

The tradition of arms for Black Americans has always been different. “Black codes” were implemented in many states, which were designed to keep Blacks from exercising their right to keep and bear arms. In Florida, for example, whites could enter Black-owned homes and search for weapons without a warrant. In Louisiana, Blacks could be stopped

By |2024-02-12T18:02:52+00:00February 13th, 2024|Categories: News|

SAF, partners petition U.S. Supreme Court to review Illinois semi-auto and magazine bans

BELLEVUE, WA – Attorneys representing the Second Amendment Foundation and its partners in a federal challenge of the Illinois ban on modern semi-auto firearms and “large-capacity magazines” have filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking certiorari in the case of Harrel v. Raoul. SAF is joined by the Illinois State Rifle Association, Firearms

By |2024-02-12T19:49:06+00:00February 12th, 2024|Categories: News|

CCRKBA: Times Square attack destroys ‘sensitive area’ gun ban argument

BELLEVUE, WA – A wild shooting incident in New York City’s Times Square demolishes any argument by Mayor Eric Adams, Gov. Kathy Hochul and Democrat lawmakers in Albany that their so-called “sensitive area” gun ban prevents violent crime, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said. New York police are searching

By |2024-02-09T19:47:23+00:00February 9th, 2024|Categories: Opinion|

SAF, CCRKBA ask U.S. Supreme Court to review Maryland ‘assault weapon’ ban

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms have once again petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to grant certiorari in their continuing challenge of Maryland’s ban on so-called “assault weapons.” SAF and CCRKBA are joined in this petition by the Firearms Policy Coalition, Field Traders,

By |2024-02-08T19:15:32+00:00February 8th, 2024|Categories: News|

ATF official: Federal prosecutors turning a blind eye to straw purchasers, again

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Arizona is not prosecuting straw-purchase arrests with speed and vigor, which can allow weapons purchased illegally in the United States to “walk” across the border into Mexico, according to a retired ATF deputy assistant director who blew the whistle the first time this happened, in what became known as ATF’s

By |2024-02-05T19:15:46+00:00February 6th, 2024|Categories: News|

SAF joins appeal of New Mexico governor’s Second Amendment restrictions

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation is among several groups and individuals involved in a consolidated appeal of a lower court ruling in the challenge of New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s emergency order last September which suspended Second Amendment rights in Albuquerque and surrounding Bernalillo County. The case is being appealed to the

By |2024-02-02T19:17:05+00:00February 2nd, 2024|Categories: News|

SAF Victory: Judge grants restraining order, injunction against NY housing authority gun ban

BELLEVUE, WA – A federal judge in New York has granted a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to the Second Amendment Foundation and its partners in a challenge of a public housing authority gun ban in Cortland, N.Y. The case is known as Hunter v. Cortland Housing Authority. U.S. District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby

By |2024-01-31T16:22:16+00:00January 31st, 2024|Categories: News|

White House wants schools to gaslight parents about guns

The White House wants to enlist school officials to help hoodwink parents about its gun control plans, according to a statement issued last week. The reason is simple: They want to take advantage of the officials’ credibility, which the White House lacks, especially when it comes to guns. Teachers and administrators, the White House said

By |2024-01-30T16:12:02+00:00January 31st, 2024|Categories: News|
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