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Second Amendment Foundation
Alan Merril Gottlieb describes himself as 'the premiere anti-communist, free-enterprise, laissez-faire capitalist'. He has spent time in prison for tax-evasion, and has had a long history of direct mail fundraising. Gottlieb and his wife own Merril Mail Marketing , a direct mail company.
He founded the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise and is also credited with founding the anti-gun control Citizen's Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
Pro-gun group run by Alan Gottlieb who also runs the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise with Ron Arnold. They are joint founders of the anti-environmentalist Wise Use movement.
1999 June: [In Court newsletter] Says the ABC News and/or the San Francisco Examiner commented:
Will the momentum of gun lawsuits continue to build? Or will public outrage against gun violence fade with the summer sun?
Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation in Washington State likens the suits to "trying to sue General Motors for a bank robbery simply because the getaway car was a Chevy."
2005 Sep: Washington Times/Supreme Court in Illinois frees gun makers of liability by Audrey Hudson.
The manufacturers targeted in such lawsuits "also make firearms for police officers and the military," Mr. Cox said. "Having these companies shut down and jobs sent overseas and then relying on foreign countries to produce military firearms is reckless at best.. but unfortunately, that will be the result of these politically motivated lawsuits."
Similar cases are pending in Ohio, New York, and Indiana, and 28 such lawsuits have been defeated in other states including Louisiana, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, Georgia and Pennsylvania, said Alan Gottlieb. founder of the Second Amendment Foundation.
Pro-gun groups are lobbying Congress to pass legislation protecting firearm manufacturers from such lawsuits. The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act would end liability by manufacturers and sellers of firearms for criminal misuse of lawfully sold weapons.