SAF Prepares for Legal Action Against Schumer’s Proposed Federal Gun Ban

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The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) is gearing up to promptly contest any federal “assault weapons” ban, spearheaded by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), if it successfully passes into law.

In a swift response to the revival of bill S. 25 by the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), which hit a roadblock due to Republican opposition this week, SAF has made it clear that any maneuvers by Schumer to advance the legislation will be met with legal challenges.

Alan M. Gottlieb, SAF founder and Executive Vice President, affirmed their readiness to fight back.

“We’re already tackling eight state law challenges related to modern semiautomatic rifles, and we’re set to confront a federal ban head-on if it gets the green light.”

“If Schumer tries to run it as an amendment to another bill, or move it via the regular process, we will take action,” said Gottlieb.

Adam Kraut, SAF Executive Director, emphasized that not only would such a ban clash with constitutional rights, but it also lacks evidence to prove its efficacy in preventing violent crimes, including mass shootings.

“We have eight pending challenges to state laws banning modern semiautomatic rifles, and we absolutely will challenge a federal ban should one pass,” said Kraut.

“Aside from the fact that such a ban would be unconstitutional, there is no conclusive research showing that such a ban would actually prevent violent crimes, including mass shootings,” he added.

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The organization highlighted the case of Bianchi v. Frosh, which challenges Maryland’s ban and, after the landmark 2022 Bruen decision, is awaiting further proceedings from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

This development signals that the Supreme Court is poised to scrutinize the constitutionality of such bans.

Gottlieb criticized Schumer’s longstanding crusade against firearms, suggesting that a ban would merely be a hollow victory for Schumer and President Joe Biden, with little impact on curbing violent crime.

He pointed out that a Rand review echoed this sentiment, calling findings from the 1994 to 2004 semi-auto ban “inconclusive” regarding its effect on mass shootings, a stance supported by fact-checkers against President Biden’s claims.

In a poignant conclusion, Kraut argued that while the misuse of firearms is a serious issue, penalizing law-abiding citizens who exercise their Second Amendment rights will not prevent such tragedies.

“The misuse of firearms against innocent victims is both an outrage and a tragedy,” Kraut said, “but criminalizing the possession of commonly-owned firearms will not prevent such incidents, and instead only penalize peaceable citizens whose only crime is exercising their rights under the Second Amendment.”

The SAF remains steadfast in its commitment to safeguarding these rights against these ineffective legislative measures.

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  • Dennis December 21, 2023, 10:56 am

    The Democrats in Washington hate America and show their disdain every day by allowing our Border to be over run with Illegals, Cartel members, killers, terrorists and drug dealers pushing Fentanyl.
    Biden and his puppet masters are all complicate with the breakdown of American society, the murders caused by not securing the Border. Biden is a traitor to America and it is so evident with what’s going on at our southern border. It is appalling to me that our Republicans have not stopped Biden’s madness at the Border. We should not fund another dime for anything until the Border crisis is solved. Inflation is already crushing American families working or not. The mass amount of Illegals is a serious financial challenge to our Country and Democrats know this and are complicate with more inflation. The mass influx from every Nation on earth is causing American Citizens to be at risk of high crime and the Democrats (Communist) say they want to protect us by taking away our gun rights. I cannot believe that any American can truly think this is an answer to crime when they won’t even prosecute it and they let out mass amounts of criminal’s all the time. I never ever hear a Democrat mention prosecuting crime and keeping those criminals locked up with the thousands of already written laws on the books. We don’t need more laws especially to disarm law abiding citizens we just need the existing laws enforced. Democrats (Communists) are not willing to do this because they are for tearing down our freedoms and liberty by creating anarchy, and tearing down American Society. With America tore down the rest of the world is in trouble. This is the Democrat’s dream!
    Democrats in Washington truly hate America. We have a cesspool of evil running our Country and if we don’t vote them out I’m afraid serious times are just ahead!

  • bobsyouruncle December 11, 2023, 2:06 pm

    Deep state has allowed millions of military age men who they know nothing about into this country,the goal appears to be to turn these people in voters as soon as possible with all the rights of the average citizen, with one exception, no guns, of course except for criminal cartels, gangs etc

  • C.M. Chason December 10, 2023, 4:34 am

    All this is about is, Demoncrats and some RINOlicans support the Marxist ideas of installing a world-wide Marxist Dictatorship, and they can’t get what they want as long as the Sheeple are ARMED! So they create the idea that “Guns” are running around Assaulting mom’s and kids! (Anyone EVER seen a gun get-up and attack anyone? Please let us all know!) Then they allow criminals to run loose in the streets, refusing to jail them, and import MORE criminals across the unsecured borders, all to demonstrate support for the idea that “Guns” are the problem! Get the ignorant Sheeple, who don’t know the difference between an “Assault” rifle and a broom-handle, to vote for a weapon’s ban. and then the ignorant Sheeple will feel SAFE in they’re beds! (Until a masked Government Agent storms in and takes them all off too a Gulag!) So, go ahead, surrender your firearms too a Communist/Fascist/Marxist pack of two-bit Dictators! Refuse too be responsible for your own safety or for defending your God given Rights, and you have EARNED exactly what you will get! They are from the government, after-all, and they are here to help you! (RIGHT!)

  • jerry December 8, 2023, 4:22 pm

    Whenever the dems present a gun control proposal it seems like, mysteriously, another brain-addled dope-head manages to get hold of an AR and shoot up a school or a parade. What’s even more mysterious is that after every murder a toxicology exam is done on the perp, but we never get to hear the results! What are they hiding?!? Something that doesn’t fit their narrative, like, it’s the gun’s fault! Why are they hiding the Nashville “trans” shooter’s manifesto? Looks like the deep state doesn’t think we can handle the truth (just like they don’t think we are smart enough to elect the “right people” to office, so they’ll take care of that for us, thank you). The bureaucrats truly do run the country. That has to end. Stay safe. j

  • billy peters December 8, 2023, 12:01 pm

    The only thing my AR has assaulted was herds of destructive ferrell hogs that are destroying farmland and crops!

  • Hondo December 8, 2023, 7:46 am

    What a clown show democrats have become, F Schumer and his commie buddies.

  • Rodney Steward December 8, 2023, 7:43 am

    Schumer is one of the reasons why America needs guns, he displays the tyranny within our government that must be taken care of very soon.

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