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Hickenlooper's shots at law-abiding gun owners don't help

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 19:39
Concealed carries licensees save lives; Jeanne Assam saved a hundred at the New Life Church in 2007.

President Obama signs three constructive gun measures

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 19:37
Prohibiting ban on lead ammunition; first step to right-to-carry for military personnel; sell surplus military handguns to the public. Washington Post

The Maryland Minute Men of 1942

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 19:55
Armed citizens summoned to homeland defense. Washington Post.

The costs and consequences of gun control

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 19:00
WaPo summary of Kopel's new Cato study

Planned Parenthood's Right to Bear Arms

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 18:32
With Adam Winkler. Real Clear Policy.

The Costs and Consequences of Gun Control

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 18:30
Cato Institute Policy Analysis.

The First Century of Right to Arms Litigation.

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 18:59
Draft of forthcoming article in Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy.

The Second Amendment versus anti-Catholicism

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 18:53
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.

English legal history and the right to carry arms.

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 13:16
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 - 19:35
Federal Court of Appeals decision evades Supreme Court rules.

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

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 19:35
To uphold gun bans, federal appeals court invented new form of feeble intermediate scrutiny.

United Nations: Trouble In Paradise

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 19:35
UN meeting on Arms Trade Treaty sets stage for campaign against peaceful gun owners.

Alan Steinweis's bad history

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 19:27
NY Times op-ed denigrating Jewish resistance to the Nazis flubs history.

Firearms Law textbook: 2015 supplement now available.

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 19:27
Law school textbook by Kopel, Johnson, Mocsary and O'Shea.