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Press Conference for 54 Sheriffs et al. v. Hickenlooper. The Independence Institute held a press conference announcing the lawsuit against the new anti-gun bills passed by the Colorado legislature and signed by Governor Hickenlooper. YouTube.com. 39 minutes. May 17, 2013.
Colorado Inside Out. Legislature wrap up, pot regulation, gun control, civil unions, in-state tuition for illegal immigrants, James Holmes plea. Post game: Denver Mayor's letter to work with Adams County to develop land around Denver International Airport. May 10, 2013.
In this Guns.com video, Kopel discusses the defeat of Manchin-Toomey, the current state of guns, and the gun debate in Colorado. Later, Kopel talks about his new book, The Truth About Gun Control in this video. May 9, 2013.
The Blaze TV. Discussion of the Kopel-led lawsuit against the three gun control measures passed by the 2013 Colorado legislature. YouTube.com. 5 minutes. May 1, 2013.
NRA News. Kopel discusses the many problems of a firearms and mental health bill, and the fight between Mayor Bloomberg's deep pockets and the NRA. YouTube.com. 10 minutes. Apr. 24, 2013.
NRA News. Kopel discusses his new article on the Volokh Conspiracy blog, "The Pro-Gun Provisions of Machin-Toomey Are Actually a Bonanza of Gun Control." YouTube.com. 6 minutes. Apr. 15, 2013.
NRA News. Kopel discusses his new National Review article, "Turning Gun Owners Into Felons." YouTube.com. 6 minutes. Apr. 5, 2013.
Colorado Inside Out. President Obama's visit re:guns, new developments in Tom Clements murder investigation and James Holmes' case. Post game: DPS School Board chair announcing she won't run for re-election. Apr. 5, 2013.
NRA News. Kopel discusses NY Governor Cuomo's decision to suspend 7-bullet limit on magazines. YouTube.com. 7 minutes. Mar. 25, 2013.
Colorado Inside Out. Three gun bills signed by Gov. Hickenlooper, Death Penalty repeal, Civil Unions bill signed into law. Post game: Ten year anniversary of the war in Iraq and the affect in Colorado. Mar. 22, 2013.
NRA News. Kopel discusses the fallout of the three new gun control bills signed by Governor Hickenlooper. The magazine ban is particularly egregious. YouTube.com. 16 minutes. Mar. 20, 2013.
Colorado Inside Out. Gun Bills passing in Senate, Civil Unions passing the House, Medicaid Expansion, Raj Chohan's last show. Post game: Disgrace of the week and say something nice. Mar. 15, 2013.
NRA News. Kopel discusses the great hypocrisy in the Colorado legislature, whereby some legislators are both smearing certain magazines "designed for mass murder" and begging manufacturer Magpul to stay in Colorado. YouTube.com. 15 minutes. Mar. 13, 2013.
Colorado Inside Out. Proposed gun legislation, Lobato vs. Colorado, Fort Collins fracking ban, Denver Police Chief rejected employee evaluations. Post game: Proposed gun legislation. Mar. 8, 2013.
NRA News. Kopel discusses the gun control measures heading through the Colorado legislature with host Cam Edwards. YouTube.com. 12 minutes. Mar. 7, 2013.
Testimony on Gun Bills at the Colorado State Capitol. On March 4, Kopel testified on 5 gun bills. Video of the testimony and Q & A are as follows: Universal Background Checks. 13 minutes. Magazine bans. 19 minutes. Fee for background checks. 6 minutes. Liability for manufacturers, sellers. 14 minutes. Concealed carry permit rules. 10 minutes. Mar. 4, 2013.
Colorado Inside Out. Sequester cuts, Morse gun bill, Douglas County school vouchers, Amendment 64. Post game: Pope Benedict XVI resignation. Mar. 1, 2013.
NRA News. Kopel discusses gun manufacturers and sellers being held liable for "violent acts" in a new gun control bill from Senator John Morse. Includes the wildly bizarre definition of "assault weapon" as well. YouTube.com. 9 minutes. Feb. 27, 2013.
Colorado Inside Out. Denver D.A. and Police Chief dispute, gun law proposals, firefighters union bill and Vestas. Post game: The sequester cuts. Feb. 22, 2013.
NRA News. Kopel discusses the most contentious of new anti-gun laws in Colorado - campus carry. In particular, Rep. Joe Salazar's comments on rape drew big criticism. YouTube.com. 9 minutes. Feb. 20, 2013.
Colorado Inside Out. State of the Union, Gun control proposals, Recreational Marijuana in Denver, State mental healthcare. Post game: The Pope's resignation. Feb. 15, 2013.
International Gun Control Debate. Kopel debates gun control policy as it relates to international law at the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver. YouTube.com. 58 minutes. Feb. 12, 2013.
Colorado Inside Out. Proposed gun laws, DPD judgment, Insanity plea bill, Child welfare overhaul. Feb. 8, 2013.
NRA News. Kopel discusses Colorado's newly proposed gun control measures with host Cam Edwards. Additionally, Kopel explains the problems with Colorado's so-called instant background check system. YouTube.com. 14 minutes. Feb. 7, 2013.
Lou Dobbs Tonight. Kopel addresses new concerns over gun control and specifically, President Obama's comments about "weapons of war." YouTube.com. Feb. 4, 2013.
Colorado Inside Out. Immigration reform, local gun proposals, Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia and Scott Gessler lawsuit. Post game: The fate of the Blue Mustang statue at DIA. Feb. 1, 2013.
NRA Daily News. Kopel recaps his appearance before the US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence. YouTube.com. 4 minutes. Jan. 30, 2013.
Fox News. After testifying in front of the Senate Committee, Kopel shares his take on the gun hearings. YouTube.com. 4 minutes. Jan. 30, 2013.
US Senate Judiciary Committee. Kopel provides testimony and fields questions on gun violence, public safety, and the right to arms. YouTube.com. 23 minutes. Jan. 30, 2013.
Colorado Inside Out. Obama Inauguration, gun control reaction and enterprise zone bill. Post game: Civil unions. Jan. 25, 2013.
How Gun Control and Gun Rights Can Be Friends. Kopel describes the history of gun rights and gun control in America. YouTube.com. 68 minutes. Jan. 22, 2013.
Colorado Inside Out. Ken Salazar stepping down, gun control proposals, Aurora Theater opening, shooting of animals in metro area. Post game: The Lance Armstrong interview. Jan. 18, 2013.
Challenges and Implications of President Obama's Gun Control Proposals. Comments on Obama's new gun proposals. PBS Newshour. 13 minutes. Jan. 16, 2013.
The Second Amendment in 2013. Cato Institute videocast. YouTube.com. 13 minutes. Jan. 11, 2013.
Lou Dobbs Tonight. Kopel discusses the possibility that the Obama administration would use executive order to tighten gun control. 7 minutes. Jan. 9, 2013.
Colorado Inside Out. Reactions to the Aurora theaters opening, the fiscal cliff votes and gun registration. Post game: Pot regulation. Jan. 4, 2013.
Colorado Inside Out. Looking ahead to the big stories of 2013, looking at the legislature and other likely stories of the new year. Post game: Likely ballot issues in 2013. Dec. 28, 2012.
Colorado Inside Out. 2012 year in review, looking at the election and other major headlines of the year. Dec. 21, 2012.
CNN Newsroom. Kopel discusses potential causes and solutions to random mass shootings. YouTube.com. 6 minutes. Dec. 19, 2012.
NRA News. Kopel on Cam and Company. Why pretend gun-free zones are so dangerous. YouTube.com. 16 minutes. Dec. 18, 2012.
NRA Daily News. Kopel on NRA News with Ginny Simone on gun control, mental illness, and school shootings. YouTube.com. 11 minutes. Dec. 18, 2012.
Revisiting U.S. Policy on Mental Health, Gun Control After Sandy Hook Tragedy. Kopel on panel discussing guns and mental health. Transcript included. PBS Newshour. 15 minutes. Dec. 17, 2012.
Squawk Box. Kopel debates former Vermont governor Howard Dean on CNBC's Squawk Box. YouTube.com. 8 minutes. Dec. 17, 2012.
NRA News. Discussion of the big Moore v. Madigan gun rights win on Cam and Company. YouTube.com. 13 minutes. Dec. 12, 2012.
Colorado Inside Out. Developments in the Aurora Movie Shooter case, issues with Aurora and Denver Police, Education updates and Mitch Morrissey raise request. Post game: Football coach saga at CU. Dec. 7, 2012.
NRA News. Kopel talks about his appearance on CNN's Piers Morgan Show on the Cam and Company. YouTube.com. 12 minutes. Dec. 6, 2012.
Piers Morgan Show. Kopel discusses the murder-suicide by a Kansas City Chiefs player with anti-gun host and guest. CNN. 9 minutes. Dec. 3, 2012.
Colorado Inside Out. Amendment 64, the fiscal cliff debate, CU firing its football coach and the upcoming legislative session. Post game: 2013 legislative session. Nov. 30, 2012.
Colorado Inside Out. The Presidential Election, CO State House, Senate, and Congressional elections, CO ballot measures, and investigations against Scott Gessler. Post game: CO State House and Senate races. Nov. 9, 2012.
Colorado Inside Out. The effect of Hurricane Sandy on the Presidential Race, Colorado's Congressional Races heating up and predictions of how ballot issues will go on Election Day. Post game: Election Predictions. Nov. 2, 2012.
Colorado Inside Out. The Presidential Debate, Presidential Candidate rallies in CO, and property taxes in Denver. Post game: The Jessica Ridgeway case. Oct. 26, 2012.
Colorado Inside Out. Presidential Debate, gun permits on CU campus, Scott Gessler investigation. Post game: Amendment 64: Measure to legalize Marijuana in Colorado. Oct. 19, 2012.
Colorado Inside Out. Mitt Romney's visit to CO, Congressional ads and municipal complaints about fracking. Post game: Boulder's proposal to ban smoking on the Pearl Street Mall. Sept. 21, 2012.
Colorado Inside Out. The Democratic National Convention, Paul Ryan visits CO Springs, and the Aurora theater shooter. Post game: The Democratic National Convention. Sept. 7, 2012.
Colorado Inside Out. MO Senate candidate's controversial remarks, Douglas County school conflict, Vestas Wind Systems layoffs, and Amendment 64. Aug. 28, 2012. Postgame: The NAACP endorsement of Amendment 64.
Colorado Inside Out. Discussion of Paul Ryan as VP candidate, illegal alien deferment program, and CU dorms gun policy. Aug. 17, 2012. Postgame: The outdoor marijuana advertising ban.
C-Span coverage of Independence Institute's 10th annual Alcohol, Tobbaco & Firearms Party. Opening remarks, then a 17 minute speech by Kopel on Second Amendment issues. Keynote speech by David Martosko (Daily Caller) on nannyism. Aug. 11, 2012. 44 mins.
Colorado Inside Out. Romney and Obama battle for Colorado. Mental health of Aurora murderer. Aug. 10, 2012. Postgame: Univ. of Colo. lobbyists have other clients.
What could have stopped temple shooting? USA Today. Aug. 7, 2012. Video discussion.
Media coverage of the Aurora murders. Kevin Dale (Denver Post) on CPT12 "Devil's Advocate" show. July 27, 2012.
Colorado Inside Out. Aurora murders, forest service wildfire report. July 27, 2012. Postgame: Community reaction to the murders.
Will James Holmes get the Death Penalty? Colorado Theater Shooter Faces Death, Says Attorney. China National Central TV (CCTV), re-aired by Jewish News One. July 27, 2012.
PBS News Hour. July 23, 2012. Kopel appears at 4:04, at start of a 10 minute segment.
Colorado Inside Out. Patricia Calhoun, Mike Littwin, April Washington, and Kopel discuss the Aurora Murders. July 20, 2012. Postgame: more on the murders.
Kopel and Piers Morgan agree: Thursday would have been
the better day for a gun control debate. CNN. July 20, 2012.
CNN Reliable Sources. Howard Kurtz bemoans "a troubling thing that television does," namely the rush to "turn such an atrocity into ideological fodder while the victims are still being treated." As an example, plays Morgan/Kopel interchange, with Morgan insisting a gun control debate must take place on the night of the crime. July 22, 2012. Transcript. Video.
Colorado Inside Out. July 13, 2012. Lifting of the statewide fire ban, Mitt Romney's visit to Colorado, ten public trustees stepping down, and "Fight Back Colorado." Postgame: more on the fires.
Colorado Inside Out. 1912 Time Machine episode. July 6, 2012. Patty Calhoun as Molly Brown, and Kevin Flynn as George Creel.
Obamacare decision explained. Excerpts from Kopel speech to Liberty on the Rocks, Louisville, Colorado. July 9, 2012:
The Commerce Clause. 6 minutes.
The Necessary and Proper Clause. 9 minutes.
The Medicaid mandate, and the Spending Clause. 8 mins.
The Tenth Amendment. 4 mins.
Other possible legal challenges to Obamacare. Origination Clause argument will not work; abortion pill mandate and the death panel (IPAB) may be vulnerable. 4 mins.
The legitimacy of judicial review. 3 mins.
The Roberts switch. 3 mins.
Legal academia. 3 mins.
Obamacare ruling discussion. Kopel on CPT12 "Devil's Advocate" show. June 29, 2012. 27 minutes.
Colorado Inside Out. June 29, 2012. Obamacare ruling. Wildfires in Colorado. Postgame: Gang murder of Denver police officer.
Colorado Inside Out. June 22, 2012. Legal pushback against Metro State College tuition discount for illegal aliens, mail-in ballots, Mayor Hancock's plans to raise taxes. Postgame: Opposition to Christo's "Over the River" art project.
Colorado Inside Out. June 15, 2012. Metro State College illegal alien tuition discount, the High Park fire. Postgame: Out of state funding for marijuana initiative.
Colorado Inside Out. May 25, 2012. Controversial comments from Rep. Mike Coffman, President Obama's visit to the Air Force Academy, and the Denver City Budget. Postgame: Denver Airport closes 3 of 4 smoking lounges.
Colorado Inside Out. May 18, 2012. Civil unions bill being killed, the passage of the Denver Camping Ban, bills passed and killed during the Special Session. Postgame: Legislative special session.
Colorado Inside Out. May 11, 2012. President Obama's stance on same sex marriage and the fate of the civil unions bill. Postgame: Mitt Romney's visit to Colorado.
Colorado Inside Out. May 4, 2012. Same-sex civil unions, Denver camping ban, Lower North Fork Fire, & I-70 plan. Postgame: Sales tax holiday for school supplies.
Debate on constitutionality of Obamacare. Kopel vs. Univ. of Colo. Prof. Scott Moss. DU Law School. April 11, 2012.
Colorado Inside Out. April 6, 2012. North Fork Fire, disgraced former Sheriff Pat Sullivan, mail-in ballots, proposed camping ban in Denver. Postgame: Romney and the 2012 primaries.
Colorado Inside Out. Mar. 23, 2012. Layoffs at Denver Post, Broncos toss away Tebow, Denver Police Department reforms, racists attack Denver Public School reforms, RTD negotiates on its broken promises. Postgame: More on Tebow and Manning.
Colorado Inside Out. Mar. 16, 2012. Abortion pill mandate rallies, medical marijuana dispensaries, City Council redistricting in Denver. Postgame: Denver Police Commander committee.
Venezuelan Government Suspends Gun Imports and Sales for One Year. NRA News. Mar. 12, 2012.
Gun and self-defense law reform after Heller. Kopel presentation at Fordham Law School. Kopel begins at 15:30. Mar. 9, 2012.
Colorado Inside Out. Mar. 2, 2012. Gov. Hickenlooper and natural gas drilling, Per Diem rates for legislators, the GOP Primary, and Denver Police. Postgame: More on the Governor and fracking.
Colorado Inside Out. Feb. 24, 2012. Scott Gessler and campaign finance rules, Colorado Supreme Court upholds independent election expenditures, PERA bills. Postgame: Photo ID requirement for voting.
Colorado Inside Out. Feb. 17, 2012. Douglas Bruce sentenced to jail, Tabor lawsuit, and Civil Unions in Colorado. Postgame: More on Kerr v. Hickenlooper.
Colorado Inside Out. Feb. 10, 2012. Rick Santorum wins the Colo. Republican Caucus, State Representative Laura Bradford, the No Child Left Behind program. Postgame: More on the Colorado Caucus.
Colorado Inside Out. Jan. 27, 2012. State of the Union speech, the Asset Bill, the passing of Legislator Jerry Kopel, and debate over ballots. Postgame: More on the State of the Union.
Colorado Inside Out. Jan. 20, 2012. Colorado's 6th Congressional District, the Red Light camera debate, Fastracks, and Dave Logan fired from Mullen High School. Postgame: More on the 6th CD.
Colorado Inside Out. Jan. 13, 2012. Governor Hickenlooper's State of the State speech, the Colorado Legislature, and the New Hampshire Primary. Postgame: Fostering entrepreneurship in Colorado.
Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 30, 2011. Predictions for the next year. Postgame: More predictions.
Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 23, 2011. The year in review. Postgame: Favorite new stories of 2011.
Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 16, 2011. Lobato vs. State of Colorado, Legislative maps, and the State Board of Ed.'s privacy rule rescinded. Postgame: More on the Lobato school funding case.
Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 9, 2011. Congressional map controversy, Joe Miklosi and the 6th CD, Denver Police Dept. text messages, and a potential space port. Postgame: More on congressional maps.
Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 2, 2011. Arrest of former Arapahoe County sheriff Pat Sullivan, State Legis. map controversy, the cost of Occupy Denver, and the 2nd Amendment. Postgame: State Legis. redistricting.
How Does The Independence Institute Make A Real Difference For Gun Rights? GunLawShow.com, Dec. 2011.
The McDonald Case, How Can We Learn From It? GunLawShow.com, Dec. 2011.
Colorado Inside Out. Nov. 18, 2011. A look back at the panelists and the topics that they covered during CIO's first 19 seasons, and Occupy Denver. Postgame: Occupy.
Kopel testified on Nov. 17 before the U.S. Senate subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism regarding S. 463, Senator Schumer's bill to vastly expand the number of people prohibited from owning or temporarily possessing a firearm. 29-page written testimony. Video of subcommittee hearing. Kopel's 5 minute prepared remarks begin at 72:41. At 103:40, there is a Q&A with Senator Grassley, with leads to follow-up questions with Senator Schumer, in which Kopel explains to Schumer what the Schumer bill actually does. Kopel discusses the bill on NRA News.
Colorado Inside Out. Nov. 11, 2011. Corporate welfare for the stock show, new congressional district map, Gessler lawsuit reaction, Frontier Airlines, and Colorado Supreme Court eliminates confidentiality privilege for guardians ad litem. Postgame: Redistricting.
Colorado Inside Out. Nov. 4. 2011. 2011 election results and the hiring of Denver's new Police Chief, Robert White. Postgame: Election results.
Colorado Inside Out. Oct. 21, 2011. Potential move of the National Western Stock Show, the death of Moammar Gaddafi, Medical Marijuana workers unionize, and vagrants on the 16th Street. Postgame: Medical marijuana workers.
Colorado Inside Out. Oct. 14, 2011. Occupy Denver protests and negative campaign ads.
Colorado Inside Out. Postgame. Oct. 14, 2011. More on Occupy Denver.
Colorado Inside Out. Oct. 7, 2011. Stock Show report, Banks and ATF respond to MMJ, Wall St. protests in Denver, and NREL cuts.
Colorado Inside Out. Postgame. Oct. 7, 2011. Federal crackdown on medical marijuana.
Colorado Inside Out. Sept. 30, 2011. President Obama's visit, Listeria outbreak's affects, Online school audit, Initiative 300 (Denver sick leave).
Colorado Inside Out. Postgame. Sept. 30, 2011. Obama visit, Buffet tax.
Tighter Regulation Needed of Small Weapons, Jamaica tells General Assembly. Also, amicus brief on right to carry in Illinois. NRA News. Sept. 28, 2011.
Kopel testified on Sept. 13 before the U.S. House subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, regarding H.R. 822, which would set up a national system of interstate reciprocity for concealed handgun carry permits. Kopel's 24-page written testimony. Video of the subcommittee hearing.
Colorado Inside Out. Sept. 9, 2011. Colo. changes record-keeping procedures related to Homeland Security funds. Civil Service Commission reinstates two previously-fired Denver Police officers, and Latino groups submit new redistricting maps.
Colorado Inside Out. Postgame. Sept. 9, 2011. Accounting for Homeland Security grants.
The "Collective Right" and the Second Amendment. NRA News. Sept. 4, 2011.
Colorado Inside Out. Sept. 2, 2011. DU study on the Colorado State Budget, Douglas County schools vouchers, Fastracks receives a one billion dollar grant, infighting among marijuana pro-legalization groups.
Colorado Inside Out. Postgame. Sept. 2, 2011. DU study.
Colorado Inside Out. Aug. 26, 2011. Mayor Hancock naming Alex Martinez as Manager of Safety, CDOT proposing partnership to remedy I-70 traffic, Scott Gessler criticized, and RTD recommending cuts.
Colorado Inside Out. Postgame. Aug. 26, 2011. Fines against Larimer County Republican Party.
Colorado Inside Out. Aug. 19, 2011. Halting of the Douglas County vouchers, Hancock's State of the City address, and English-only ballots.
Colorado Inside Out. Postgame. Aug. 19, 2011. Coffman's proposal for English-only ballots.
Colorado Inside Out. Aug. 12, 2011. Political response to stock market fluctuations, proposed new State Senate and State House maps, and Michael Hancock's staff's high salaries.
Colorado Inside Out. Postgame. Aug. 12, 2011. Stock market gyrations.
Colorado Inside Out. Aug. 5, 2011. Debt Ceiling Agreement, new rules for Hydraulic Fracturing, and the Lobato School Funding Lawsuit.
Colorado Inside Out. July 29, 2011. Charles Garcia resigns, Districting reapportionment, scrutiny of the Denver Police, and CO death row inmates move to a Sterling prison.
Colorado Inside Out. Postgame. July 29, 2011. Former Mayor Wellington Webb and districting reapportionment.
Colorado Inside Out. July 22, 2011. Michael Hancock sworn in as mayor and Bill Vidal's legacy, Governor Hickenlooper announces the Colorado Blueprint, Michael Bennet and the "Gang of Six."
Colorado Inside Out. Postgame. July 22, 2011. Hickenlooper's Colorado Blueprint.
Operation "Fast & Furious." Kopel explains the federal government's gunrunning fiasco. Devil's Advocate, CPT 12, July 22, 2011.
Colorado Inside Out. July 15, 2011. DUIs and the Denver Police Department, Xcel and wind power in Boulder, Initiative 100 overturned, and the Casino tax-break dilemma.
Colorado Inside Out. Postgame. July 15, 2011. Exel and windfarms in Boulder.
Colorado Inside Out. 1951 time machine episode. First aired in early July 2011.
Colorado Inside Out. June 24, 2011. ACLU School Voucher Lawsuit, Casino Tax controversy, Aurora Hotel announcement and Initiative 100 repeal.
Colorado Inside Out. Postgame. June 24, 2011. ACLU lawsuit against Douglas County voucher program.
Colorado Inside Out. June 17, 2011. Mayor Hancock's cell phone scandal, The Colorado Health Foundation sells its shares of Major Metro Area Hospital Group, Congressman Doug Lamborn, and rural farming.
Colorado Inside Out. June 17, 2011. Postgame. Rep. Doug Lamborn on NREL funding.
Finland Tightens Gun Law After School Shootings. NRA News. June 14, 2011.
Colorado Inside Out. June 10, 2011. Winners and losers from the Denver Mayoral Race, and Hickenlooper looking at the Secure Communities program.
Colorado Inside Out. June 10, 2011. Postgame. Secure Communities.
Thom Hartmann Show. David Kopel on Thom Hartmann's "The Big Picture" television show, June 8, 2011. Discussing terrorism, gun shows, Mexico, and more. 6:29 video.
Is Carrying an Unloaded Handgun an Effective Means of Self-Defense? Discusses Kopel's recent amicus brief in the 9th Circuit. NRA News. June 6, 2010. 7 minute video.
Colorado Inside Out. June 3, 2011. Denver Mayoral Race, an email from Police Sergeant Ricki Stern to Denver Safety Manager Charles Garcia, Governor Hickenlooper issues his first veto.
Colorado Inside Out. June 3, 2011. Postgame. Hickenlooper veto of bill to create small fees for CHP medical welfare program.
The Power of War. Kopel debates the legality of the U.S. war in Libya. RT (Russia Today) television program "Crosstalk." June 1, 2011. 27 minute video.
Campaign Seeks to Halt US-Mexico Arms Flow. Petition drive by anti-American leftist group, and others, wrongly blames U.S. for Mexican crime guns. NRA News. May 31, 2011. 6:50 video, YouTube.
Colorado Inside Out. May 27, 2011. Postgame. Lawsuit against Taxpayer's Bill of Rights.
Colorado Inside Out. May 20, 2011. Denver mayoral race, proposal to raise taxes for education, Marvin Booker case, Joe Biden visits Colo. Postgame: Rollie Heath's tax hike.
Colorado Inside Out. May 13, 2011. Analysis of the 2011 Legislative Session. Polls and endorsements for the Denver Mayoral Race. The Marvin Booker case.
Colorado Inside Out. May 6, 2011. Death of Osama bin Laden and its impact. The Denver Mayoral Race. Postgame: Redistricting gridlock.
Colorado Inside Out. April 22, 2011. Redistricting gridlock, the Denver Mayoral Race, driving stoned, the CO State Senate passing the Asset Bill (in-state tuition for illegal aliens). Postgame: More on redistricting.
Colorado Inside Out. April 15, 2011. Denver Mayoral Race, President Obama's deficit plan, Rep. Cory Gardner's plan to drill for oil in Alaska. Postgame: more on Obama spending.
Colorado Inside Out. April 8, 2011. Denver Police Chief Gerry Whitman, the potential Federal Government shutdown, the CO State Budget, State Officials issue wildfire warnings. Postgame: more on state budget.
Colorado Inside Out. April 1, 2011. The passing of Pierre Jimenez, the Denver Mayoral Race, the Civil Unions Bill, Ryan Call's election as the new Chair of the State GOP. Postgame: more on civil unions.
Colorado Inside Out. March 25, 2011. Denver Mayoral race, U.S. forces committed to Libya, a bill to grant civil union rights to same sex couples, a proposed mandate of the Secure Communities Federal Immigration Program. Postgame: more on civil unions.
Egypt: Triggered by Safety Concerns, Gun Ownership on the Rise. NRA News. March 24, 2011.
Colorado Inside Out. March 18, 2011. Nuclear crisis in Japan and its effects on a potential nuclear energy facility in Pueblo, big news in three major school districts in the Denver area, the Denver mayoral race begins to heat up. Postgame: Douglas County school vouchers.
Colorado Inside Out. March 11, 2011. Governor Hickenlooper overturning a Department of Liquor Enforcement rule, Protests in Wisconsin, The debate over state spending cuts, Colorado's unemployment rate. Postgame: beer sales controls.
Colorado Inside Out. Mar. 4, 2011. Proposal of a tax increase to fund education, Denver's Mayoral Forum, the free speech rights of the Westboro Baptist Church, authorities considering charging a 12-year-old as an adult in a murder case. Postgame: more on Rollie Heath's tax increase.
Justice Stephen Breyer and James Madison. NRA News. Feb. 27, 2011.
Colorado Inside Out. Feb. 25, 2011. Census shows Colorado has grown more diverse and El Paso County has become its most populous county, Protests in Wisconsin, Civil unrest in Libya. Postgame: more on census.
Colorado Inside Out. Feb. 18, 2011. Democratic reaction to Gov. Hickenlooper's budget, Congressional cuts to CPB funding, proposal to change amendments and same sex civil unions. Postgame: Governor's budget.
Colorado Inside Out. Feb. 11, 2011. Topics include Colorado Republican Party Chair Dick Wadhams, Denver Mayor Guillermo Vidal, Colorado Public Utilities Commission Chair Ron Binz, Senator Michael Bennet recommending a Teacher Corps. Postgame: Wadhams.
Obamacare Ruled Unconstitutional. Feb. 4, 2011. On the Colorado Public Television program "Devil's Advocate," Kopel and Rob Natelson about the court challenges tot he health control law. 30 minutes, YouTube.
Colorado Inside Out. Feb. 4, 2011. Protests in Egypt, the Senate proposal of the Asset Bill (in-state tuition for illegal aliens), the FasTracks task force of the Metro Mayor's Caucus. Postgame: Asset Bill.
Colorado Inside Out, Jan. 28, 2011. SOTU content and seating. Colo. SOS Gessler's moonlighting plan. Postgame: State of the Union.
Colorado Inside Out, Jan. 21, 2011. Obamacare repeal vote. Race for State Republican Chair. Colorado proposal for Arizona-style law. Bill to mandate default opt-in for organ donations. Postgame: Repeal of health control act.
SHOT Show 2011. NRA News. Jan. 17, 2011. YouTube video.
Colorado Inside Out, Jan. 14, 2011. Gov. Hickenlooper's State of the State, the Tucson shootings and the legislative session. Postgame: Tucson.
Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 31, 2010. A look at potential big stories such as Governor Hickenlooper's first year in office, issues in the State Legislature and what may happen in the Denver Mayoral race. Postgame: What will be the big issue in 2011?
Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 24, 2010. Year in review program looks back at the election and issues the state legislature tackled in 2010. Postgame: What election story was most memorable?
Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 17, 2010. Status of the Health Care Reform lawsuits, Zipper Lane Proposals, civil unions legislation and Denver's growing Mayoral race. Postgame: zipper lanes.
Barack Obama and Gun Control: Effective and Shrewd. NRA News. Dec. 16, 2010. YouTube video.
Colorado Inside Out, Dec. 10, 2010. New federal tax/spending agreement. Douglas County school voucher proposal. Dueling Daylight savings ideas. Dan Maes' personal campaign expenses.
Colorado Inside Out, Dec. 3, 2010. Republican illegal immigration summit. Bennet's remarks about the lame duck. Denver mayoral race.
Colorado Inside Out. Nov. 5, 2010. 2010 election results, including the Governor's race, the US Senate race and the races for Congress.
NRA News. Kopel analyzes the 2010 election results. Nov. 3, 2010.
Colorado Inside Out. Oct. 29, 2010. Overview of the US Senate, Governor's and Congressional races
Colorado Inside Out. Oct. 15, 2010. Developments in the Senate race, Denver Post endorsements and health care reform lawsuits.
Colorado Inside Out. Oct. 8, 2010. Meeting in Morrison between Tom Tancredo and Dan Maes, the U.S. Senate race, tuition rate hikes and the Mexican consulate.
Colorado Inside Out. Oct. 1, 2010. Momentum in the Tancredo campaign, no charges being filed in the Booker case and Sen. Udall's filibuster bill.
Press conference against proposition 102. Initiative to eliminate alternatives to bail bonds. Sept. 20, 2010.
Colorado Inside-Out. Sept. 17, 2010. Results from the Club 20 debates, updates in the Governor's race and the report of police case settlements in Denver.
Colorado Inside-Out. Sept. 3, 2010. Dan Maes losing GOP endorsements, the end of the combat mission in Iraq, and Ritter's staff dealing with Am. 41.
Colorado Inside-Out. Aug. 27, 2010. Ron Perea's resignation, failure to get Race to the Top funding, and Tancredo tapping Miller as his running mate.
Colorado Inside-Out. Aug. 20, 2010. Developments in the Gubernatorial race, recent alleged police beatings and political ramifications from the proposed mosque in NYC.
Colorado Inside-Out. Aug. 13, 2010. Analysis of all of the big primary races decided on August 10th.
Colorado Inside-Out. Aug. 6, 2010. Previews of the big primary races to be decided on August 10th.
McDonald explained. Kopel on "Devil's Advocate." Colorado Public Television, channel 12, Denver. July 9, 2010. YouTube: part 1, part 2, part 3. Half-hour.
Colorado Inside-Out. July 9, 2010. Topics include flip flopping allegations against Hickenlooper, Michael Steele's visit, the Arizona immigration lawsuit, and Tancredo's comment at the Buck rally.
***Kopel oral testimony on Kagan nomination. Starts at 41:09. YouTube of Kopel only, including Q&A with Senators Sessions and Hatch.
Colorado Inside-Out. June 25, 2010. Jane Norton's attack on Ken Buck regarding Buck's sympathy for a persecuted gun store owner. Norton's low-end advertising campaign.
Kopel Senate briefing on Kagan and McDonald. U.S. Senate Second Amendment Task Force. June 21, 2010. Link to the 22 minute video, and links to presentations by Stephen Halbrook and Hans Von Spakovsky. YouTube.
Debate on constitutionality of Obamacare. Held on April 28, 2010, at the University of Colorado law school, under the sponsorship of the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado. Arguing in favor of constitutionality was Jean Dubofsky, former Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court. Arguing the other side was Kopel. The video is here. (Video and audio are often out of sync by several seconds.) The format was Kopel presentation, Dubofsky presentation, Kopel rebuttal, Dubofsky rebuttal, and then questions from the audience. Pursuant to the framing of the question, both sides devoted substantial attention to whether Colorado Attorney General John Suthers made the right decision in joining the 20-state coalition lawsuit against the new law. The pro/con presentations take about an hour, and the full program is 1 hour and 36 minutes.
Aiming for Liberty on "Independent Thinking." Kopel's new book. KBDI channel 12 TV, Denver. 1/2 hour. Nov. 27, 2009. YouTube. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Playlist.
Obama Billboard Causing a Stir. Kopel appears on a short news segment on Channel 7, Denver. Nov 20, 2009. YouTube.
Ari Armstrong interviews Kopel at the Independence Institute's 25 anniversary dinner, about the long-term role of the Independence Institute. Nov. 19, 2009. 7 minutes. YouTube.
Kenya proposes execution of gun owners. NRA News. 7:39. YouTube.
Mexico, drug prohibition, and gun control. Gun Rights Policy Conference. St. Louis. Sept. 27, 2009. 8 minutes. YouTube.
The United Nations and the Second Amendment. Gun Rights Policy Conference. St. Louis. Sept. 26, 2009. 10 minutes. YouTube.
The Second Amendment in the Supreme Court. Kopel speaks to the Global General Gathering of the Triple 9 Society, and explains the upcoming Supreme Court case on whether the Fourteenth Amendment makes the Second Amendment applicable to state and local governments. Sept. 6, 2009. 86 minutes, video. Watch. Download mp4.
Kopel's testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, regarding the Second Amendment record of Judge Sonia Sotomayor. Written testimony in PDF (much longer than the oral testimony). Video of Kopel's testimony to the Committee, July 16, 2009, C-Span. Other C-Span video, Kopel at 38:58.
Kopel on Independent Thinking. HR 45, guns in national parks, a new Montana law to challenge the limits of the commerce clause, and the fallacy of U.S. guns in Mexico. KBDI television. July 10, 2009. YouTube video.
Nannyism and gun control. Kopel speaks at the Nannyism panel held at the Warwick Hotel, Denver, Colorado, as part of the Independence Institute's annual "Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms" celebration. June 19, 2009. 18:46. MySpace video.
Should Colorado join the interstate compact which attempts to turn the Electoral College into a national popular vote? Dave Kopel and former State Senator Ken Gordon debate the issue on Independent Thinking. Kopel argues that the Electoral College is superior, and that, in any case, the compact is unconstitutional. April 10, 2009. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
What's Wrong with the Patriot Act? Dave Kopel and Cathryn Hazouri (head of the Colorado chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union). Part of the University of Colorado Denver Student Life office's Anatomy of War series. October 8, 2008. Available in 7 parts on YouTube. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7.
Supreme Court Victory: Now What? Independent Thinking television show. Kopel and the head of Colorado's Million Mom March. July 12, 2008. 27 minutes.
Taiwan Presidential Election Analysis with David Kopel. Originally broadcast on KBDI-TV channel 12, Denver, April 4, 2008. Filmed at the Public Television Service station, Taipei, Taiwan, March 20, 2008. Kopel interviews Dr. Yen Chen-Sen from the National Chengchi University's Institute of International Relations and Dr. Lai I-Chung from Taiwan ThinkTank. Video.
Press conference after the oral argument in District of Columbia v. Heller. Mar. 18, 2008. C-Span. The first half of the press conference is Mayor Fenty and other D.C. spokespersons. Kopel appears in the background at about 11:24, and speaks from about 18:20 to 19:33. C-Span video, Kopel at 21:30. MP3 of the pro-Heller portion.
NRA News interview on the Supreme Court steps, after oral argument in Heller. Mar. 18, 2008. YouTube.
American Constitution Society panel on DC v. Heller. Moderated by Dahlia Lithwick of Slate, the panel features a discussion with John Payne (formerly of the D.C. Corporation Counsel's office; attorney of record on the Brady amicus brief, and currently head of the NAACP LDF), Carl Bogus (Prof. of Law at Roger Williams, and lead author on a pro-DC amicus brief of some historians) and Dave Kopel. The debate was held at the National Press Club, in Washington, D.C.; on March 13, 2008. The video and audio are available here. C-Span video.
A Question of Balance. Firearms policy symposium held at the Tower of London. Available for free (registration required) at XONtv; after registration, look under "Documentaries" and then under "Snow Goose Productions. The individual speakers are in separate segments; Kopel appears in the segment on "Firearms Possession" (by "non-state actors"). Originally filmed May 1-2, 2003.
Channel 7's coverage of Kopel's Nov. 5 speech to the CU Federalist society, and CU students' "empty holster" protest of the University's pretend gun-free zone.
Kopel vs. Bill O'Reilly. "The O'Reilly Factor," June 4, 2007. video. Boulder High School controversy.
Gun Control Debate with Arnold Grossman, "One Nation Under Guns" and David Kopel, "Gun Control and Gun Rights". Description: The Denver Press Club hosts a debate on the issue of gun control. Arnold Grossman, author of "One Nation Under Guns - An Essay on An American Epidemic," argues the pro-gun control case while David Kopel, co-editor of "Gun Control and Gun Rights: A Reader and Guide" speaks for the opposing side. The debate is moderated by Cynthia Hessin, executive producer of Rocky Mountain PBS. The debate was broadcast on C-Span's Book TV. C-Span video. You can also watch a replay of the debate in Quicktime or in WMV format. The replay is produced by the Independence Institute's iVoices.org multimedia center; the on-line replay used the C-Span feed; the iVoices version occasionally pixelates the video. In addition, you can read Kopel's Book review of One Nation Under Guns: an Essay on an American Epidemic by Arnie Grossman. Kopel dissects a book riddled with factual and legal errors, and which, unintentionally, reveals why the gun control movement in the United States has become such a failure in recent years.
Firearms Regulation, International Law and Human Rights, in 2d annual "Firearms Law & the Second Amendment Symposium". George Mason University School of Law. Oct. 7, 2006. Windows Media hi low. QuickTime hi low. Main page for symposium.
Second Amendment Symposium, George Mason University School of Law, Sept. 24, 2005. The English religious roots of the Second Amendment right to resist tyranny. Windows Media hi low. QuickTime hi low.
The right to arms to resist genocide. Windows Media hi low. QuickTime hi low.
Coming soon: Kopel speech at Bucknell University, on the lies of Michael Moore. Sept. 2004.
Kopel discusses facial recognition at Harvard Law School. RealPlayer webcast. Apr. 20, 2002. You need the Real player. (Kopel speaks about 40 minutes after the program begins, following Marc Rotenberg of EPIC and former L.A. District Attorney Gil Garcetti. After the four panelist speak, there is a half-hour question and answer session with the audience.)
Cato Institute's forum, "After Prohibition: An Adult Approach to Drug Policies in the 21st Century." You can watch a RealVideo of Kopel's presentation on how the Drug War has led to the militarization of law enforcement, and to the deaths of many innocent people who do not use drugs.
"The Posse Comitatus Act: Venerable Safeguard—Or Old Hat?" Cato Institute Policy Forum. Oct. 16, 2002. Dave Kopel, Stephen Halbrook, and Paul Schott Stevens. Moderated by Rep. Bob Barr. Available in RealVideo and RealAudio.
Dirty Cops and Wrongful Convictions. May 17, 2000. A Cato policy forum featuring Washington Police Chief Charles M. Ramsey, NYU Law Professor. Jerome Skolnick, and David B. Kopel. The Los Angeles Police Department is currently engulfed in the worst corruption scandal in its history. Police corruption scandals have also erupted in Chicago, Cleveland, and New York. This forum was a discussion about the extent of this problem-and what might be done about it. Kopel is the third of the three speakers. Watch a replay of the event on RealVideo.
Cato Institute forum on Waco. Sept. 15, 1999. Play this event now (stream) or Download for later viewing.
Cities sue the gun industry. Dave Kopel debates Jonathan Lowy from Handgun Control, Inc., regarding the municipal lawsuits. Cato Institute. Feb. 26, 1999. You need the Real Video player to watch the 1 1/2 hour debate. C-Span archive.
"Assault weapons." Senate Judiciary Committee. Aug. 3, 1993. C-Span, Kopel at 198:54, and in Q&A with Senator Feinstein at end of panel. C-Span.
We win the Emmy! The annual "time machine" episode of Colorado Inside-Out garners a threepeat, winning the best documentary award for the third year in a row, from the Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. This year's win is also a Triple Crown, with Emmy awards for best sound, and best program. Watch the award-winning 1935 episode of CIO (produced in 2010), including Kopel as law professor Israel Ben Koplowitz, a Democratic supporter of Al Smith who is skeptical of FDR. Some other episodes: 1951 (produced in 2011), 1959 episode (Emmy winner, produced in 2009), 1858 episode (Emmy winner, produced in 2008).