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    BELLEVUE, WA - Twenty state attorneys general have filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Second Amendment Foundation's petition for a Writ of Certiorari in a case challenging New York's gun permitting statute, along with several other interested parties that have filed their own briefs.

    The case is known as Kachalsky v. Cacace and was argued before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. SAF is represented by attorney Alan Gura, who won both the Heller and McDonald Second Amendment cases before the Supreme Court.

    "We are delighted at the support being shown by attorneys general in Alaska, Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma, Nebraska, New Mexico and 13 other states, and particularly for the leadership of Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli in bringing them all together," said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb. "This case is all about an individual's right to carry a firearm outside the home for personal protection, and it is gratifying to see so much support."

    In addition to the brief filed by the attorneys general, supporting amicus briefs have also been filed by the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence represented by former Attorney General Edwin Meese III, the National Rifle Association represented by former Solicitor General Paul D. Clement, plus the American Civil Rights Union, Academics for the Second Amendment, Cato Institute, the Second Amendment Preservation Association, New Jersey Second Amendment Society and Commonwealth Second Amendment, Inc.

    "This is an important case," Gottlieb said, "and that's why so many parties are interested and supportive of our issue."

    SAF and the five individual plaintiffs are challenging whether the state can arbitrarily restrict the Second Amendment right to bear arms outside the home by requiring people to prove a special need to the satisfaction of a government official.

    "Our case is about equal protection and the arbitrary authority of government officials to essentially decide on a whim whether average citizens can have the means of self-defense outside the confines of their home," Gottlieb said. "Most crimes happen away from the home, and it is in public places and on public streets where a citizen is most likely to encounter a life-threatening situation where he or she might have to defend themselves."

    The Second Amendment Foundation (Second Amendment Foundation Online) 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. In addition to the landmark McDonald v. Chicago Supreme Court Case, SAF has previously funded successful firearms-related suits against the cities of Los Angeles; New Haven, CT; New Orleans; Chicago and San Francisco on behalf of American gun owners, a lawsuit against the cities suing gun makers and numerous amicus briefs holding the Second Amendment as an individual right.


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    Heres hoping that one day every State will not only be a shall issue but if you have to ever use your gun they don't try to make an example of you by trying to say you should have tried to run away first or you should have given him your wallet and car keys instead of lead
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    I just joined the Second Amendment Foundation($15.00 per year or $50.00 for 5 years)
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    Twenty state attys, several others file briefs supporting saf appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by mrreynolds View Post
    BELLEVUE, WA - Twenty state attorneys general have filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Second Amendment Foundation's petition for a Writ of Certiorari in a case challenging New York's gun permitting statute, along with several other interested parties that have filed their own briefs
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    Thank you mrreynolds - a very informative post! I'm joining SAF today.
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    You're welcome and thank you.

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    I'm surprised and pleased to see Florida's AG on that list as she can be a bit wishy-washy on the subject.
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    Thank you for posting this. Because of your post I have learned about The Second Amendment Foundation, joined, and contributed.

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    Thanks for your support.

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    Good to hear so many joining SAF. I heard about the. On Tom Gresham's Gun Talk as Allan is a regular guest. I have been a member for about a year. The SAF is doing great work for us and more importantly, they are executing a planned approach starting in the home (Heller) and moving on from there. This latest case builds on the bricks already laid by SAF.
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    This column tells all the states that signed on....meaning 30 attorneys general didn't. You might want to ask yours why not,eh?

    Heavy hitters support SAF motion to Supreme Court on carry case

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I'm surprised and pleased to see Florida's AG on that list as she can be a bit wishy-washy on the subject.
    You would be wishy-washy too if you had to interact with the likes of Nelson and Hastings and others of that ilk on a daily basis.
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    Not surprised that Texas is on the list. I love Texas!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveWorkman View Post
    This column tells all the states that signed on....meaning 30 attorneys general didn't. You might want to ask yours why not,eh?

    Heavy hitters support SAF motion to Supreme Court on carry case

    Heavy hitters support SAF motion to Supreme Court on carry case - Seattle gun rights | Examiner.com
    ^^Mine is Dave^^^^^^^^

    Thanks for another valuable link, in addition to the OP's.
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