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Monday, January 13, 2014

SAF 'DELIGHTED' THAT ITS COURT WINS PAVED WAY FOR NEW CHICAGO RULING

SAF 'DELIGHTED' THAT ITS COURT WINS PAVED WAY FOR NEW CHICAGO RULING


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Alan Gottlieb

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Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation  
Author of twenty books, including
Regular on TV and radio including  MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour, ABC’s 20/20, NBC Today Show,The O'Reilly FactorLarry King Live,

 

SAF 'DELIGHTED' THAT ITS COURT WINS PAVED WAY FOR NEW CHICAGO RULING

BELLEVUE, WA – Monday’s federal court ruling that a ban on gun sales in Chicago is unconstitutional cited three significant Second Amendment Foundation court victories, and SAF founder Alan M. Gottlieb is delighted that his organization’s legal work “paved the way.”
“While this was not our case,” Gottlieb said, “Monday’s ruling by District Court Judge Edmond E. Chang would not have been possible had not SAF legal actions broken important new ground over the past 3 ½ years since our June 2010 Supreme Court victory in McDonald v. City of Chicago. We are very pleased at the outcome, and that Judge Chang cited McDonald, and also our Ezell v. City of Chicago and Moore v. Madigan victories in reaching his decision.”
The lawsuit that resulted in Monday’s ruling was brought by the Illinois Association of Firearms Retailers and three private citizens, Kenneth Pacholski, Kathryn Tyler and Michael Hall.
In his 35-page decision, Judge Chang noted that “certain fundamental rights are protected by the Constitution, put outside government’s reach, including the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense under the Second Amendment. This right must also include the right to acquire a firearm…”
He also observed that, “Chicago’s ordinance goes too far in outright banning legal buyers and legal dealers from engaging in lawful acquisitions and lawful sales of firearms…”
“Once again,” Gottlieb said, “it has taken a federal court ruling to convince city government that Chicago is not a city-state in the middle of the United States, but part of a nation that is bound by the Constitution and must honor all of its provisions, including the right to keep and bear arms.
“It is gratifying,” he added, “that Judge Chang, building on precedents established by previous SAF cases, has reinforced that notion. That SAF victories essentially blazed a new legal trail to stop Second Amendment erosion is rewarding, and it encourages us to continue our effort to win back firearms freedom one lawsuit at a time.”
The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) (www.saf.org) 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.

©2014 SAF

Alan Gottlieb Bio:
Dynamic and articulate are two accurate descriptions of Alan Gottlieb.
Alan is a Nuclear Engineering graduate of the University of Tennessee and has attended the Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems at Georgetown University.
He is recognized as a member of the working press, maintaining active membership in the Outdoor Writers Association of America.  His articles have appeared in the Seattle Times, San Francisco Examiner, Washington Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Cincinnati Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram and USA Today.
Alan is the Publisher of TheGunMag.com and The Gottlieb-Tartaro Report. He is the Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, serves on the Board of  Directors of the American Conservative Union, President of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, President of the American Political Action Committee and President of NoInternetTax.org.
His handiwork has received notice in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Time, People, Rolling Stone, National Review and Outside magazine.
Alan has received the prestigious Golden Eagle Award from the American Federation of Police, and was commended by the Kentucky House of Representatives for his “outstanding leadership in preserving our American heritage of freedom.”  He is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in American Politics.
Alan has appeared on over 4,400 TV and radio talk shows, including the McNeil-Lehrer News Hour, ABC’s 20/20, The Michael Reagan Show, The Ken Hamblin Show, PBS All Things Considered, CNN Crossfire, Fox TV’s Crier Report, NBC Today Show, The O’Reilly Factor, ESPN, Larry King Live, CNN Special Reports, Hannity & Combs, CNN All Politics, Fox News ChannelCNN Headline NewsMSNBCPiers MorganLou Dobbs TonightHardball with Chris Mathews, The Mike Huckabee Show, Al Jazeera Inside Story and Good Morning America.
Alan is President of Merril Associates, a noted direct response advertising agency specializing in direct mail, fund raising and public relations.  He is also President of Merril Press, a non-fiction book publishing company.
Alan is also President of radio stations KBNP in Portland, Oregon, KITZ in Seattle, Washington,  KGTK in Olympia, Washington, and KSBN in Spokane, Washington and former Chairman of the Talk America Radio Network and former President of the Universal Talk Network.

In addition, Alan is the author of twenty books including Politically Correct Guns, Trashing the Economy and She Took a Village: The Unauthorized Biography of Hillary Clinton, Alan Gottlieb's Celebrity Address Book, Double Trouble: Daschle and Gephart Capitol Hill Bullies, and Gun Rights Affirmed, America Fights Back: Armed Self-defense in a Violent Age, These Dogs Don’t Hunt: The Democrats’ War on Guns and Assault on Weapons: The Campaign to Eliminate Your Guns and Black & Blue: How Obama and the Democrats are Beating up the Constitution, Shooting Blanks: Facts Don’t Matter to the Gun Ban Crowd.

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