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.

ATF Director grilled about Malinowski killing during heated Congressional hearing

ATF agents cut off the electricity to Bryan Malinowski’s Little Rock home before executing their search warrant March 19. None of the agents wore body cameras, and they covered Malinowski’s doorbell camera with tape to hide their actions. Fifty-seven seconds after kicking down the front door, Malinowski was fatally shot in the head. His wife,

By |2024-05-23T19:16:04+00:00May 24th, 2024|Categories: News|

SAF preparing for SCOTUS fall hearing in VanDerStok case

BELLEVUE, WA – The U.S. Supreme Court has granted certiorari in the case of Garland v. VanDerStok, which involves a challenge of the Biden administration’s “Final Rule” on frames and receivers, and which was joined by the Second Amendment Foundation in 2022. Houston, Texas attorney Chad Flores represents SAF and Defense Distributed in their intervention,

By |2024-05-22T18:57:37+00:00May 22nd, 2024|Categories: News|

Dem bill would prohibit civilians from purchasing, possessing Level III body armor

New York Democratic Congresswoman Grace Meng apparently wants to make it easier for criminals to shoot you. Meng has reintroduced legislation – for the third time – that would ban civilian body armor if it can defeat rifle ammunition. Meng’s bill, H.R. 3247, which is titled the “Aaron Salter, Jr., Responsible Body Armor Possession Act,”

By |2024-05-21T17:49:15+00:00May 22nd, 2024|Categories: News|

Alan Gottlieb, Mark Walters named to ‘Gun Owners for Trump’ coalition

BELLEVUE, WA – Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation, has been named to “Gun Owners For Trump,” a coalition of prominent gun rights activists and advocates supporting the re-election of former President Donald J. Trump to a second term in office. The announcement came over the weekend. Joining Gottlieb

By |2024-05-20T18:03:07+00:00May 20th, 2024|Categories: News|

Your civil rights shouldn’t depend on your address or your judge

The American tradition of home gunsmithing was not specifically codified in the Constitution. Perhaps it should have been. I understand why the Founders left it out. They were practical men, of course, chock-full of common sense. They knew Americans couldn’t fully enjoy their newfound right to keep and bear arms without the ability to build

By |2024-05-16T16:23:02+00:00May 17th, 2024|Categories: Opinion|

SAF-commissioned poll reveals public concerns about media bias on guns

BELLEVUE, WA – A new national poll on media accuracy and bias reveals a majority of Americans are concerned about accuracy and bias when it comes to national media reporting on gun violence and Second Amendment issues. The poll was conducted for the Second Amendment Foundation by McLaughlin & Associates, a national survey research and

By |2024-05-16T18:54:46+00:00May 16th, 2024|Categories: News|

CCRKBA: Repeal the NFA Tax!

BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has energetically thrown its support behind the Repealing Illegal Freedom and Liberty Excises (RIFLE) Act, introduced by Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton. The legislation would remove the federal tax imposed on firearms and accessories regulated under the 1934 National Firearms Act

By |2024-05-16T18:20:44+00:00May 16th, 2024|Categories: News|

Pro-gun safe firearm storage nonprofit in serious financial crisis

The small Pennsylvania-based nonprofit Hold My Guns® describes itself as “for gun owners, by gun owners.” Its mission is to “connect responsible firearm owners with voluntary firearms storage, through our national network of partnering FFLs, during times of mental health crisis or personal need.” The process is simple. If a gun owner wants to securely

By |2024-05-15T15:32:45+00:00May 16th, 2024|Categories: News|

SAF files brief in challenge of ATF’s final arm brace rule

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a reply brief with the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in its challenge of the “Final Rule” issued by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives regarding arm braces for pistols. In 2023, SAF won, in part, a preliminary injunction in the case.

By |2024-05-15T18:38:04+00:00May 15th, 2024|Categories: News|

ANALYSIS: ATF agent who killed Little Rock airport executive will likely walk

It appears no one will be held criminally accountable for ATF’s botched March 19 raid, during which 53-year-old Little Rock airport executive Bryan Malinowski was shot and killed in his own home. The post-shooting investigation is as flawed as ATF’s choice of tactics, which caused the killing. Whenever a law enforcement officer kills someone, two

By |2024-05-09T19:26:30+00:00May 10th, 2024|Categories: News|
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