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Defining the Reach of Heller and McDonald: Second Amendment Penumbra and First Amendment Corollaries.
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.
Part 3: Natural rights. Fall 2013/Winter 2014.
The chart shows how Shall Issue laws for the licensed carrying of firearms for self-defense have become the American norm.
Stand Your Ground played zero role in the Michael Dunn “loud music” case.
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.
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.
Personality test results in Kopel most like President Obama. Washington Post. Feb. 7, 2014.
Washington Post. Jan. 27, 2014.
Kopel discusses Obama's recess appointments. Jan. 13, 2014.
Heritage Foundation Backgrounder #2861. With Theodore R. Bromund. Dec. 11, 2013.
FoxNews.com. With Theodore R. Bromund. Dec. 11, 2013.
EFE is the Spanish speaking version of the AP, Reuters, etc. Dec. 14, 2013.
How the Catholic and mainline Protestant leaders fell under the influence of pacifism and anti-Americanism. Connecticut Law Rev.
America's 1st Freedom. Dec. 2013.
Kopel and Eugene Volokh debate Sanford Levinson and Alan Dershowitz for NPR's Intelligence Sqaured series. 104 minutes.
Pro/con essays about "Reading the Constitution." Ont he Repartee
Pro/con essays on The Repartee
Bloomberg's PR manual for exploiting crimes. Kopel article in America's 1st Freedom
Law review article by Kopel, Cramer, Olson. Knives are protected by the 2A. Bans on knife carry or certain knife models are unconstitutional.