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Concealed carries licensees save lives; Jeanne Assam saved a hundred at the New Life Church in 2007.
Prohibiting ban on lead ammunition; first step to right-to-carry for military personnel; sell surplus military handguns to the public. Washington Post
Armed citizens summoned to homeland defense. Washington Post.
WaPo summary of Kopel's new Cato study
With Adam Winkler. Real Clear Policy.
Cato Institute Policy Analysis.
Draft of forthcoming article in Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy.
James Madison expressly rejected anti-Catholic gun control laws; yet modern anti-gun advocates claim that these bigoted laws laws should be imposed on everyone. Washington Post.
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.