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Tracing Judge Gorsuch’s Paper Trail On The Second Amendment. America's 1st Freedom. Feb. 2, 2017.
Can a county ban all gun stores? 9th Circuit amicus brief suggests not. Washington Post. Feb. 1, 2017.
7th Circuit strikes ban on target practice by minors, and near-ban on firing ranges. Washington Post. Jan. 19, 2017.
The Martial Arts are Arts. Washington Post. Jan. 11, 2017.
Nueva diplomacia. Gabinete de Trump. La Razón (Spain). Dec. 17, 2016.
Un Principio Basico Para China (Taiwan). La Razón (Spain). Dec. 13, 2016.
Colorado Inside Out. Feb. 17, 2017. Full episode. Pueblo funds college scholarships with marijuana taxes. Women evades 2011 deportation order by taking sanctuary in Unitarian church. National security advisor Mike Flynn resigns. Postgame: Mayors asks for construction defects reform.
Gun Control's Racist History. The DL with Dana Loesch. NRA TV. Feb. 2017.
Colorado Inside Out. Feb. 10, 2017. Full episode. 9th Cir. upholds judicial stay on Trump travel ban. Betsy DeVos confirmed for Education Secretary, a job that shouldn't exist. Colo. Senate committee. passes bill to end failed Colorado Obamacare Exchange. Post-game: Bill would let cities set later closing time for bars.
Colorado Inside Out. Feb. 3, 2017. Full episode. Neil Gorsuch nominated for Supreme Court. Temporary travel ban attracts nationwide protests. Denver Mayor Hancock aims for third term. Postgame: Muslim leaders warned FBI about radical who killed RTD officer.
Gorsuch and the Second Amendment. NRA News. Feb. 2, 2017.
Testimony on Colorado Senate bill 15-005. Bill to allow armed teachers in schools, if they are trained by Sheriffs' Offices. Colorado Senate State Affairs Committee. Jan. 24, 2017. 3:49.
Colorado Inside Out. July 1, 2016. 1876 time machine episode. Set in November 1876, the cast includes Mrs. Augusta Tabor (Patty Calhoun); U.S. Democratic Rep. Thomas Patterson (David Kopel); Colorado First Lady Mrs. John Routt (Natasha Gardner), and Rocky Mountain News Publisher William Byers (Kevin Flynn). Topics include Custer's Last Stand, railroads and economic problems, and the contested presidential election results.
Restoring the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Cato Handbook for Policymakers (8th ed. 2017). With Trevor Burrus and Robert A. Levy.
The Federal Circuits’ Second Amendment Doctrines. St. Louis University Law Journal (2017 forthcoming). With Joseph G.S. Greenlee.
Licensed Handgun Carry for Young Adults Serving in the Armed Forces. Independence Institute, Issue Paper no. 1-2016.
New book by Kopel coming Feb. 28, 2017: The Morality of Self-Defense and Military Action: The Judeo-Christian Tradition (Praeger Books, ABC/CLIO).
The First Century of Right to Arms Litigation. 14 Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy 127 (2016).
Lyman Trumbull: Author of the Thirteenth Amendment, Author of the Civil Rights Act, and the First Second Amendment Lawyer. 47 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 1117 (2016).
Background Checks for Firearms Sales and Loans: Law, History, and Policy. 53 Harvard Journal on Legislation 303 (2016).
Book review of "This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible." 35 Cato Journal 443 (2015).
Reforming Mental Health Law to Protect Public Safety and Help the Severely Mentally Ill. 59 Howard Law Journal 715 (2015). With Clayton Cramer.
The History of Firearms Magazines and of Magazine Prohibition. 88 Albany Law Review 849 (2015).
Law professor who slammed kangaroo courts could lead Trump’s education civil rights office. The College Fix. by Greg Piper. Feb. 20, 2017.
Kopel signs Group Letter in support of Gail Heriot, to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in U.S. Dept. of Education.
Fact Check on Colorado Background Checks. by Bart Bedsole. KRDO, Colorado Springs. Feb. 8, 2017. Part 3. Part 2.
School gun training bill OK’d by Colorado Senate committee. Durango Herald. Jan. 28, 2017. By Luke Perkins.
Texiera v. Alameda County, California (9th Cir., en banc). Jan. 31, 2017. Amicus brief on county ban on all new gun stores. Historical evidence from the American Revolution shows that the British bans on firearms commerce led the Americans to take up arms.
Wrenn v. District of Columbia (D.C. Circuit). Amicus brief of legal historians explains that peaceable carrying of arms was lawful in the American colonies, in the Early Republic, and in the vast majority of the United States through 1900.
Sheriffs' reply brief in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. May 29, 2015. Governor Hickenlooper's arguments in favor of the magazine ban demonstrate its unconstitutionality.
Peruta v. San Diego. April 30, 2015. En banc rehearing before the 9th Circuit. Amicus brief for the International Law Enforcment Educators & Trainers Association. Explains the empirical evidence showing that licensed handgun carry strengthens public safety.
Sheriffs brief in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Jan. 16, 2015. The website for the Colorado Sheriffs' federal civil rights lawsuit against the 2013 Bloomberg anti-gun bills is here.
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