The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) has just revealed that Glock has become their largest corporate contributor. The Austrian pistol producer takes a lot of crap for their, um, utilitarian design sensibilities. To each his own. Not that it seems to hurt their sales much. There’s something awfully attractive about state of the art reliability. And no, I’m not a Glock owner. While the SAF hasn’t made the amount of the contribution public, it would be nice to see a competition for spots a the top of the 2A support leader board among firearms manufacturers. So good on Glock. Full press release after the jump . . .

The Second Amendment Foundation today announced that Glock, Inc. has donated and pledged significant financial support to SAF’s on-going litigation efforts in defense of firearms civil rights.

SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb made the announcement, noting that Glock has now become the largest corporate contributor to the foundation, in recognition of the important legal efforts SAF has mounted and will continue to pursue.

“I want to publicly and personally thank the management and ownership at Glock,” Gottlieb said, “and all Glock employees who have made this possible. Specifically, I want to thank Glock Vice President Josh Dorsey and General Counsel Carlos Guevara for their involvement and for making this happen.

“SAF’s victory in McDonald v. Chicago has made all of this litigation against onerous state laws and municipal ordinances possible,” he continued, “and it is imperative that we continue and expand our legal challenges with the greatest possible speed.

“Glock’s generous support comes at a critical time,” Gottlieb added. “Most of our members and supporters make contributions in the $10 to $25 range, and Glock will be providing significant additional support in our efforts to win back firearms freedoms one lawsuit at a time.”

Gottlieb urged SAF supporters and all Americans who are concerned about their firearms freedoms to support Glock and other companies that support their Second Amendment rights.

“There are times in the history of any movement, and in the lives of every person, when it is important to stand up and be counted,” Gottlieb said. “Glock has stepped up to the plate when it really does count, and we will be eternally grateful for their generosity and their unwavering dedication to the Second Amendment.”

The Second Amendment Foundation (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.

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16 Responses to Glock Rocks the SAF

  1. I’m not a Glock guy (I don’t like the grip angle,) but they really impress me with their spokesperson (R. Lee Ermey) and their absolute devotion to the 2nd Amendment. I’ve only seen a Glock jam once and that was because it hadn’t been cleaned after using cheap ammo.

  2. check out the gen 4’s, the addition of the multiple back straps is a great addition to these fine weapons (yes i am a glock owner, but not a supremacist). hiring the Gunny, one of the most recognizable figures in the 2a world was a brilliant move from a marketing standpoint.

  3. Like them or not….they are a textbook example of how to run a successful corporation. Service is just as important as product.

  4. Not a Glock guy? This level of commitment from Glock should instantly transform your reticence.

    Go buy a Glock and you’ll be indirectly protecting your own 2A rights.

    And better yet, join the GSSF and enjoy all the fruits of their terrific sport shooting foundation – which also allows you to purchase a brand new Glock at an LE price point once per annum.

  5. I’ve shot a Glock 26 recently, and really liked it. I’m considering buying a sub-compact 9mm luger as my CCW piece, and have been looking at several. This article just narrowed it down – to one.

    On another note, I find several lobbying groups promoting 2A rights. Is it better to have several smaller ones (with the NRA as a really big one) to make that fight, or just one or two (or three or four…) big ones? We don’t want to join the NRA because of the homophobia. The Pink Pistols is more or less just a Facebook page. We’re considering the SAF, but aren’t rushing into any because we want to join a group that accepts us as gun lovers, and not begrudge us for being lesbians. Your thoughts would be welcome. Except MikeB – his thoughts are already known. *snicker*

    • SAF is your place…they are in the business of 2a rights for everyone.

      Also – Try a GSSF shoot. You will have a lot of fun.

    • One word of advice on the sub-compact glocks they can be a PITA to carry concealed depending on your frame. I would definitely check out the crossbreed supertuck if you plan on carrying one, its the only way I carry my glock 27.

    • *sigh* I checked out BGABGGB, and that white-on-black text is *really* hard on the eyes. Not to mention he’s not the best writer I’ve ever read.

      As for the gun lobbies, I am attracted to what the SAF has to say; I’m just surprised that I don’t recall hearing about it before I found TTAG. That bothers me a little, because that means they’re not making much of a splash. Then again, the HRC (Human Rights Campaign) makes a big splash about equal rights, but does very little actual good in making equal rights happen.

      Gaaaaaah!

      • Hi Rebecca. Here’s my two cents and take it as you will. Being a Massachusetts resident, I certainly have my issues with the NRA. They haven’t done much more than jack to right the many wrongs foisted on the good citizens of this state by our legislature. I’m also not too keen on some of its Fudd board members or their ubber social conservative leanings (and being gunnies, one has to admit that to a very real extent social conservatism, rightly or wrongly, often goes hand in hand). That said, I’m a member and have been, off and on, for over forty years. Why? Simply because they do some (many) things right. Their shooting sports programs, training and instructor development are just a few of the things that they do well. Perfection is the enemy of the good and all that. They’re also The Big Dog when it comes to lobbying and the media. There truly is strength in numbers. If we’re going to win back and expand our fundamental human and civil rights, I think that being a member of the NRA is a very good idea. Only by broadening their membership will change come from within. You and Margaret can help by being a catalyst for that change. I’d also recommend that you join your state’s NRA chapter organization. It’s your call and it’s your dough.

        The NRA are also tediously tenacious money whores, as you’ll surely find out if you join. My advice is to totally ignore that aspect of membership. If you have a few extra bucks that you’d like to direct to civil rights action in regard to the 2A, might I suggest that you make a contribution to SAF? SAF isn’t as high profile as the NRA, but what SAF has done that the NRA has been very reluctant to do is fund some of the most important 2A litigation to come down the pike in decades. The sainted Alan Gura, the man who won both Heller and McDonald, is working closely with SAF on numerous other landmark cases across the country; Hightower v. City of Boston, Muller v. Maenza in NJ, Woollard v. Sheridan in MD, and Kachalsky v. Cacace in NY are just some of the important cases that they’re working on. These cases have the potential to change the 2A landscape for the better for decades to come. These cases don’t come cheap. If every 2A supporter (millions of us) gave just a few bucks towards these and other cases, we’d be an absolutely unassailable force that would send the anti’s into oblivion.

        Of course you should join the Pink Pistols. Though they may just be a Facebook page in your area, it seems that there are active groups across the country. Start a chapter in your area. One again has to look at the demographics. I would venture to guess that the majority of gay folks tend to be left or even well left of center, yes? That segment (the left that is) of our society often finds guns icky and uncivilized. It’s a bit of the same paradox that you find in the Jewish community here. After all of the hatred and bigotry that they’ve experienced over the centuries, many Jews in this country are reluctant to embrace the 2A. The phrase “Never Again” will only be empty words if you can’t or won’t defend the principle. Aaron Zelman started JFPO for just that reason.

        It’s a long, hard slog. Patience, focused hard work (and money) and building community are some of the keys that will allows us to unlock the doors to greater freedom and liberty. By joining some of these organizations, and promoting them within your sphere of influence, you’ll help change the landscape and make for a better country.

  6. Honestly, I have a fairly large personal bias against the NRA; Their representative for PA (and at least another half dozen states), along with what I’ve seen of the ILA as a whole as it relates to issues in PA, just really turn me off.

    I had marginal involvement in getting HB40 (our stand-your-ground bill) passed this session, and all throughout my time putting boots on the ground in Harrisburg, I never saw Hohenwarter. Sure the newly-elected president of the NRA was there, but I never saw him outside of the 2-5 minutes he spoke to the assembled group. Aside from Mr. Keene, I didn’t see any boots on the ground brought in through the NRA; Everyone was there through PAFOA (a PA gun-owner’s forum), various western-PA sporting associations, and FOAC (Firearm Owners Against Crime).

    Add to this that the universal view of *everyone* I have spoken to regarding the efforts towards the end of the previous legislative session to get the same bill passed, is that the Commonwealth’s NRA ILA rep — John Hohenwarter — actively *obstructed* the passage of the bill. Numerous people on PAFOA have inquired up the chain of command with the NRA ILA as to what happened, and the response to all of them individually was the same form letter describing how they’re wrong.

    Suffice it to say I don’t like the NRA much. GOA, 2ND AF, and JPFO are all better IMO.

    Also, if you haven’t already, check out Big Gay Al’s Big Gay Gun Blog: http://mygunblog.blogspot.com/

  7. Yay Glock. I got to fire a Glock 27 and it was love in three rounds. I’ve been debating that one or the 36 but now I may just get both. BTW being a subject of California for now I cant cary concealed or loaded so does anybody know a Blackhawk type tactical belt holster with an integral mag holder? I use Blackhawk for my military carry but I don’t like the way the mag rubs on the rear sights.

    • If you’re going to get a pair of glocks you would probably be better off getting 2 in the same caliber since you can use magazines from the full size models in their compact and sub compact siblings. So a g22/g23 and a g27.

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