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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.

CCRKBA appalled gun grabbers will be on White House payroll

BELLEVUE, WA – The announcement that President Joe Biden will launch a White House “Office of Gun Violence Prevention” led by gun control proponents brought a scathing reaction from the head of one of the nation’s top grassroots gun rights organizations. Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the 650,000-member Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and

By |2023-09-21T00:30:38+00:00September 21st, 2023|Categories: Opinion|

CCRKBA rips Gov. Gavin Newsom’s gun control constitutional convention plan

BELLEVUE, WA – Passage by California lawmakers of anti-gun Democrat Gov. Newsom’s call for a constitutional convention to push a 28th Amendment dictating gun control measures is a horrible move which should be rejected by all other states, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms says. Newsom’s proposal, announced earlier in

By |2023-09-19T17:18:22+00:00September 19th, 2023|Categories: Opinion|

New York’s ammunition background check system is a hot mess

If you want to buy a box of shotgun shells or even .22 LR anywhere in New York state, be prepared for a bevy of personal questions, a background check that includes a $2.50 fee, and a long wait. A new state law went into effect last week, which requires ammunition retailers – who must

By |2023-09-19T14:03:55+00:00September 19th, 2023|Categories: News|

SAF, Gottlieb shift civil rights lawsuit against Washington State AG to state court

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and founder Alan Gottlieb have moved their civil rights lawsuit against Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson from federal court to Washington State court in a move the plaintiffs hope will bring a speedier resolution to their case. “We believe we will do better in the state courts, considering

By |2023-09-19T00:31:32+00:00September 19th, 2023|Categories: News|

CCRKBA rips gun prohibition lobby for ignoring ‘good guy’ incidents

BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms says the gun prohibition lobby has once again lost all credibility for not recognizing the importance of armed self-defense by private citizens, because such cases do not support their anti-gun narrative. “A perfect illustration happened a few days ago when a

By |2023-09-18T20:17:40+00:00September 18th, 2023|Categories: Opinion|

SAF supports senators seeking DOJ intervention in New Mexico

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation supports an official request by six United States Senators that U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Department of Justice act swiftly and take legal action against New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s unconstitutional edict suspending Second Amendment rights in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. “Attorney General Garland should

By |2023-09-14T17:18:45+00:00September 14th, 2023|Categories: News|

Court grants temporary restraining order in SAF New Mexico gun rights suit

BELLEVUE, WA – A federal judge has granted a temporary restraining order in a Second Amendment Foundation challenge of New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Sept. 8 edict suspending the constitutionally-protected right to bear arms, in Albuquerque and surrounding Bernalillo County. District Judge David H. Urias issued the TRO, which extends to Oct. 3, when

By |2023-09-13T21:38:13+00:00September 13th, 2023|Categories: News|

SAF wins First Amendment case against California’s gun-advertising law

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has scored an important First Amendment victory before a federal appeals court panel in San Francisco which unanimously reversed a lower court’s denial of a preliminary injunction in a challenge of California’s law prohibiting advertising of firearms products in a way that may appeal to minors. At issue

By |2023-09-13T18:39:26+00:00September 13th, 2023|Categories: News|

SAF sues California over ‘sensitive places’ legislation

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit in California seeking declaratory and injunctive relief from the freshly inked Senate Bill 2 (SB 2), which makes nearly every public place in the state a “sensitive place” and forbids the carrying of firearms even by citizens who have gone through the lengthy

By |2023-09-13T17:05:03+00:00September 13th, 2023|Categories: News|

Gun rights legends abound at SAF’s Gun Rights Policy Conference

Thousands of people are alive today because of the self-defense tactics and techniques developed and taught by Massad Ayoob. Millions of people have been exposed to the shooting sports for more than 50 years thanks to Tom Gresham, the innovator of all outdoor media – print, electronic and online. Even former New York City Mayor

By |2023-09-12T16:44:39+00:00September 13th, 2023|Categories: News|
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