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|Alan Merril Gottlieb|
May 2, 1947|
Los Angeles, California
Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee
Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems, Georgetown University
Political Activist |
He was born a first child to Seymour and Sherry Gottlieb on May 2, 1947, in Los Angeles. Gottlieb graduated from the University of Tennessee in the summer of 1971, after a five-year course, with a degree in nuclear engineering. He has also attended the Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems at Georgetown University. "I am," he [Gottlieb] says, "the premiere anti-communist, free-enterprise, laissez-faire capitalist."
Gottlieb is a staunch defender of gun rights, and most of his 19 books expound upon the subject. Gottlieb is a businessman who owns, with his wife, several businesses whose target market is ultra-conservative groups. Gottlieb is an avid collector of old handguns and postage stamps.
Gottlieb is the Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, a Board Member of the American Conservative Union, President of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, President of the American Political Action Committee, President of NoInternetTax.org, and President of KeepAndBearArms.com.
Gottlieb owns Merril Press, an "independent publisher of unusual nonfiction books by authors who know what they're writing about." He is also president of four radio stations, including KITZ in Port Orchard, Washington, KGTK in Olympia, Washington, KBNP in Portland, Oregon, and KSBN in Spokane, Washington.
Gottlieb owns Merril Mail Marketing, Inc., a for-profit corporation, that is his direct response mail fund-raising business. He also controls The Service Bureau, Inc., a non-profit cooperative corporation that provides its members with services such as telephone fund-raising and accounting. The member organizations that can receive assets upon dissolution of the cooperative are the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise; Second Amendment Foundation; Right to Keep and Bear Arms Political Victory Fund; Merril Associates; and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
Gottlieb has published over 19 books.
- Gun Rights Affirmed: The Emerson Case
- Gun Rights Fact Book
- Politically Correct Guns: Please Don't Rob or Kill Me
- Celebrity Address Book
- THE GUN GRABBERS: Who are they, how the operate, where they get their money
- Things You Can Do to Defend Your Gun Rights
- She Took A Village
- Rights of Gun Owners: A Second Amendment
- The Wise Use Agenda
- Gun owner's political action manual
- Black & Blue: How Obama and the Democrats are Beating Up the Constitution
- George W. Bush Speaks to the Nation – George W. Bush and Alan M. Gottlieb
- Trashing the Economy: How Runaway Environmentalism Is Wrecking America – Ron Arnold and Alan Gottlieb
- Guns for Women – George Flynn and Alan Gottlieb
- More Things You Can Do to Defend Your Gun Rights – by Alan Gottlieb and David Kopel
- Double Trouble: Daschle and Gephardt – Capital Hill Bullies by Alan M. Gottlieb and Dave Workman
- Politically Correct Environment by Alan M. Gottlieb, Ron Arnold, and Chuck Asay
- America Fights Back: Armed Self-defense in a Violent Age by Alan M. Gottlieb and Dave Workman 
- These Dogs Don't Hunt: The Democrats' War on Guns by Alan M. Gottlieb and Dave Workman 
- Assault on Weapons: The Campaign to Eliminate Your Guns by Alan M. Gottlieb and Dave Workman (2009)
- Dancing in Blood:Exposing the Gun Ban Lobby's Playbook to Destroy Your Rights by Alan Gottlieb and Dave Workman (2014)
- Right to Carry: I carry a Gun a Cop is too Heavy by Alan Gottlieb and Dave Workman (2016)
- Bellevue gun-rights advocate becomes key player in national debate | Local News | The Seattle Times
- The Merchant of Fear
- Seattle News and Events | Cover Story: Barack & Load
- Jewish Legal Minds and American Gun Rights: Gura, Sigale, Gottlieb, and Posner