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English legal history and the right to carry arms.

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 12:16
Washington Post. English law in the 17th and 18th centuries allowed the peaceable carry of arms, and forbade carry in a deliberately terrifying manner.

2nd Circuit upholds N.Y. and Conn. arms bans; contradicts Heller and McDonald

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 18:35
Federal Court of Appeals decision evades Supreme Court rules.

The 2nd Circuit’s second-class Second Amendment intermediate scrutiny

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 18:35
To uphold gun bans, federal appeals court invented new form of feeble intermediate scrutiny.

United Nations: Trouble In Paradise

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 18:35
UN meeting on Arms Trade Treaty sets stage for campaign against peaceful gun owners.

Alan Steinweis's bad history

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 18:27
NY Times op-ed denigrating Jewish resistance to the Nazis flubs history.

Firearms Law textbook: 2015 supplement now available.

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 18:27
Law school textbook by Kopel, Johnson, Mocsary and O'Shea.

Unarmed Jews defeat mass murder

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 18:27
Revolts at the extermination camps. Washington Post.

The Warsaw ghetto uprising: Armed Jews vs. Nazis

Sat, 10/10/2015 - 17:45
Jewish armed resistance to the Nazis saved many lives by hastening Hitler's defeat.

The Warsaw ghetto uprising: Armed Jews vs. Nazis

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 16:45
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.

Controversy over officer in Chattanooga shooting: Should Pentagon change policy?

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 13:59
Christian Science Monitor quotes Kopel

Sons of Heller

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 18:25
Some of the lesser-known federal court decisions which have protected Second Amendment rights.

You may feel some pressure

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 16:48
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

A survey of legislation on Second Amendment issues in 2015

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 16:47
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.