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New book: The Morality of Self-Defense and Military Action: The Judeo-Christian Tradition (Praeger Books, ABC/CLIO). Google books edition.

Latest short articles and commentary

The American Indian foundation of American gun culture. Washington Post. Nov. 21, 2017.

Mass shootings in gun-free nations. Washington Post. Nov. 9, 2017.

What if there were serious gun controls? The Hill. Nov. 8, 2017. With Joseph Greenlee.

Are There Really More Mass Shootings Than Days in the Year? Wall Street Journal. Oct. 8, 2017 (paywall).

We Need Judges Who Stand For Gun Rights. America's 1st Freedom. Oct. 2017. With Joseph Greenlee.

The Racist Origin of Gun Control Laws. The Hill. Aug. 22, 2017. With Joseph Greenlee.

Covering the Screen in Blood. How Harvey Weinstein glamorizes gun violence. America's 1st Freedom. Mar. 2014

Tragedy's Playbook. The Bloomberg organization's manual for how to exploit heinous crimes by encouraging emotion and discouraging reason. America's 1st Freedom. Nov. 2013.

D.C. Circuit upholds right to bear arms for D.C. residents. Washington Post. July 25, 2017.

Federal court enjoins California large-capacity magazine confiscation. Washington Post. June 30, 2017.

Bad police training may have killed Philando Castile. Washington Post. June 22, 2017.

The Hearing Protection Act and 'silencers'. Washington Post. June 20, 2017.

Podcasts, Radio & Video

Guns and Mass Shootings. Free Thoughts Podcast on Libertarianism.org. 51 minute interview of Kopel by Trevor Burrus. Jan. 5, 2018.

Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 29, 2017. The year ahead. Special guest host Peter Boyles. Full episode. 2018 gubernatorial race. More 2018 election look-ahead. Disgraces and predictions. Postgame: CIO memories.

Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 22, 2017. Year in review. Full episode. Trump and Colorado. Governor's race developments. Denver's growth and growing pains. Postgame: Important issues from 2017.

Devil's Advocate with Jon Caldara. Dec. 22, 2017. Interstate right to cary reciprocity. Why bump stocks should be more stringently regulated.

Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 15, 2017. Full episode. The year in one word. New Colo. Sup. Ct. Justice Melissa Hart will pull Court to the left. Denver Mayor Hancock explores Winter Olympics bid. Rep. Steve Lebsock response to allegations. Postgame: Police raid some marijuana stores.

NRA News. Cam & Company. Dec. 12, 2017. Pelosi fails Washington Post fact check on national carry reciprocity.

British Gun Control in Colonial America. America's Fabric radio program. 1030 KVOI AM, Tucson, Ariz. Dec. 2017. Charles Heller reads Kopel's article The American Revolution against British Gun Control.

The Supreme Court and the Second Amendment today. Guns, Politics and Freedom radio show. Dec. 10, 2017. Kopel starts at 11:00.

How to regulate (not ban) bump stocks. Interstate carry reciprocity. Cato Daily Podcast. Dec. 8, 2017.

Yes, They Are Coming for Your Guns. Hawaii confiscates firearms from lawful users of medical marijuana. NRA News, Cam & Company. Nov. 30, 2017.

Should Gun Makers Face Lawsuits After Mass Shootings? National Public Radio. OnPoint with Tom Ashbrook. Nov. 14, 2017. Kopel first appears at 20:42.

The Morality of Self-defense and Military Action. Larry Pratt interviews Kopel about his new book. Gun Owners News Hour Radio. Aug. 7, 2017.

Latest Books, Monographs and Journal articles

Firearms Law and the Second Amendment: Regulation, Rights and Policy. Law school textbook and treatise. (Oct. 2017: Aspen Pubs., 2d edition). With Nicholas J. Johnson, George S. Mocsary, and Michael P. O'Shea.

The Right to Arms in Nineteenth Century Colorado. 95 Denver University Law Review (forthcoming 2018).

Restoring the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Cato Handbook for Policymakers (8th ed. 2017). With Trevor Burrus and Robert A. Levy.

The Federal Circuits' Second Amendment Doctrines. 61 St. Louis University Law Journal 193 (2017). With Joseph G.S. Greenlee.

Licensed Handgun Carry for Young Adults Serving in the Armed Forces. Independence Institute, Issue Paper no. 1-2016.

New book: The Morality of Self-Defense and Military Action: The Judeo-Christian Tradition (Praeger Books, ABC/CLIO).

The First Century of Right to Arms Litigation. 14 Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy 127 (2016).

Lyman Trumbull: Author of the Thirteenth Amendment, Author of the Civil Rights Act, and the First Second Amendment Lawyer. 47 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 1117 (2016).

Background Checks for Firearms Sales and Loans: Law, History, and Policy. 53 Harvard Journal on Legislation 303 (2016).

Book review of "This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible." 35 Cato Journal 443 (2015).

Reforming Mental Health Law to Protect Public Safety and Help the Severely Mentally Ill. 59 Howard Law Journal 715 (2015). With Clayton Cramer.

The History of Firearms Magazines and of Magazine Prohibition. 88 Albany Law Review 849 (2015).

Media quotes and cites

Sessions Unleashes the Hounds on Pro-Pot States. With billions of dollars and the will of the voters at stake, critics say this is one flip-flop Trump can't afford. The American Conservative. Jan. 5, 2018. by Kelly Beaucar Vlahos.

Sessions takes aim on marijuana enforcement. Newburgh Gazette (Illinois). Jan. 5, 2018, by Dwayne Harmon.

America’s rifle: Why so many people love the AR-15. NBC News. Dec. 27, 2017. By Jon Schuppe.

Pelosi’s claim the House GOP is ‘inviting’ violent criminals to carry concealed weapons. Three Pinocchios. Washington Post. Dec. 12, 2017. by Glenn Kessler.

Colorado AG Cynthia Coffman wants concealed carry for guns across state lines. Colorado Independent. Dec. 4, 2017. by Corey Hutchins.

‘Ghost Guns,’ Homemade and Untraceable, Face Growing Scrutiny. New York Times. Nov. 27, 2017. by Christina Caron.

Cornyn Bill Would Nix Pay for Federal Overseers Who Don't Report to Gun Background Check System. PJ Media. Nov. 23, 2017. by Karl Herchenroeder.

Americans aged 18-34 most likely to oppose assault weapons ban, poll finds. The Guardian. Nov. 19, 2017. By Lois Beckett.

Why both sides of debate say Devin Kelley should not have owned a gun. Christian Science Monitor. Nov. 8, 2017. by Patrik Johnsson and Henry Gass.

Courts and Legislatures

Duncan v. Beccaria. 9th Circuit, Jan. 8, 2017. Amicus brief urges affirmance of district court decision against confiscation of standard capacity magazines. Addresses standard of review, and empirical evidence. On behalf of Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership, Independence Institute, and Millenial Policy Center. Co-authored with Joseph G.S. Greenlee.

Bridgeville Rifle & Pistol Club v. Small, No. 15, 2017 (Del. Dec. 7, 2017). Cited in opinion striking down prohibition on defensive arms carry in state forests and parks.

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Dec. 6, 2017. Written testimony on: Bill to ban bump stocks and some gunsmithing. S 1916; Fix NICS Act, S. 2135; Bill to allow indefinite delays in background checks, S. 1923; interstate carry reciprocity, S. 446. Video of testimony (Kopel starts at 2:31:28).

Robinson v. United States. Amicus brief in support of cert. petition, by West Virginia and 4 other states. Lawful carrying of a firearm should not automatically justify a police stop-and-frisk. Kopel's research cited.

Texiera v. Alameda County, California (9th Cir., en banc). Jan. 31, 2017. Amicus brief on county ban on all new gun stores. Historical evidence from the American Revolution shows that the British bans on firearms commerce led the Americans to take up arms.

Wrenn v. District of Columbia (D.C. Circuit). Amicus brief of legal historians explains 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.

Sheriffs' reply brief in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. May 29, 2015. Governor Hickenlooper's arguments in favor of the magazine ban demonstrate its unconstitutionality.

Peruta v. San Diego. April 30, 2015. En banc rehearing before the 9th Circuit. Amicus brief for the International Law Enforcment Educators & Trainers Association. Explains the empirical evidence showing that licensed handgun carry strengthens public safety.

Sheriffs brief in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Jan. 16, 2015. The website for the Colorado Sheriffs' federal civil rights lawsuit against the 2013 Bloomberg anti-gun bills is here.

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