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VIDEO: Kopel at the University of Tennessee

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 11:53
Defining the Reach of Heller and McDonald: Second Amendment Penumbra and First Amendment Corollaries.

Kopel on The Blaze TV

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 16:27
Discussion of the current state of right-to-carry laws in the U.S., particularly the surprising decision from the 9th Circuit. Feb. 17, 2014.

How can we enact meaningful gun control? The Repartee debate

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:31
Part 3: Natural rights. Fall 2013/Winter 2014.

Growth chart of right to carry

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 15:15
The chart shows how Shall Issue laws for the licensed carrying of firearms for self-defense have become the American norm.

Stand Your Ground had nothing to do with the Dunn verdict in Florida

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 16:37
Stand Your Ground played zero role in the Michael Dunn “loud music” case.

Kopel testimony on Colorado Senate Bill 14-038

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 15:43
Kopel testifies in favor of a bill to remove the Governor's power to ban the sale, transport, and dispensing of firearms whenever the Governor declares an emergency.

Ninth Circuit strikes California’s restrictive rule against licensed carry of handguns

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 15:43
The Ninth Circuit’s decision in Peruta v. San Diego affirms the right of law-abiding citizens to carry handguns for lawful protection in public.

Meet the Barack Obama of the Volokh Conspiracy

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 16:34
Personality test results in Kopel most like President Obama. Washington Post. Feb. 7, 2014.

Kopel on The Blaze TV

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 17:14
Kopel discusses Obama's recess appointments. Jan. 13, 2014.

Necessary Reforms Can Keep Interpol Working in the U.S. Interest

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 15:00
Heritage Foundation Backgrounder #2861. With Theodore R. Bromund. Dec. 11, 2013.

Hollywood, 'Homefront' and the very real problems facing Interpol

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 15:00
FoxNews.com. With Theodore R. Bromund. Dec. 11, 2013.

Un año después de Newtown, EEUU tiene más leyes permisivas con las armas

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 14:37
EFE is the Spanish speaking version of the AP, Reuters, etc. Dec. 14, 2013.

Evolving Christian Attitudes Towards Personal and National Self-defense

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 14:37
How the Catholic and mainline Protestant leaders fell under the influence of pacifism and anti-Americanism. Connecticut Law Rev.

The Battle for a Free California Rages On

Wed, 11/27/2013 - 14:03
America's 1st Freedom. Dec. 2013.

Debate audio: Has the right to bear arms outlived its usefulness?

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 14:09
Kopel and Eugene Volokh debate Sanford Levinson and Alan Dershowitz for NPR's Intelligence Sqaured series. 104 minutes.

Part 2 of Kopel gun debate with Adam Winkler

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 16:06
Pro/con essays about "Reading the Constitution." Ont he Repartee

Kopel debates Adam Winkler on background checks.

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 16:00
Pro/con essays on The Repartee

Tragedy's Playbook

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 19:53
Bloomberg's PR manual for exploiting crimes. Kopel article in America's 1st Freedom

Knives and the Second Amendment

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 15:22
Law review article by Kopel, Cramer, Olson. Knives are protected by the 2A. Bans on knife carry or certain knife models are unconstitutional.