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Chronicle of Higher Education.
Washington Post. English law in the 17th and 18th centuries allowed the peaceable carry of arms, and forbade carry in a deliberately terrifying manner.
Federal Court of Appeals decision evades Supreme Court rules.
To uphold gun bans, federal appeals court invented new form of feeble intermediate scrutiny.
UN meeting on Arms Trade Treaty sets stage for campaign against peaceful gun owners.
NY Times op-ed denigrating Jewish resistance to the Nazis flubs history.
Law school textbook by Kopel, Johnson, Mocsary and O'Shea.
Revolts at the extermination camps. Washington Post.
Jewish armed resistance to the Nazis saved many lives by hastening Hitler's defeat.
Kopel and other legal historians explain 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.
Christian Science Monitor quotes Kopel
Some of the lesser-known federal court decisions which have protected Second Amendment rights.
Kopel responds to a SEO spammer
In the Spring/Summer issue of Cato Journal
Why are doctors asking you if you any guns at home? What will happen if you tell them it's none of their business? America's 1st Freedom
So far this year, 28 states have enacted legislation which expands protections of Second Amendment rights, and one state has enacted legislation to reduce those rights. Washington Post.