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What Do the Bible and Christian Tradition Say About Self Defence, Gun Rights, and Liberty? More Christ. 91 minutes. Discussion of Kopel's book The Morality of Self-Defense and Military Action: The Judeo-Christian Tradition. (Praeger, 2017).

TTAG's All-Star Supreme Court Argument After-Action Legal Analysis. The Truth About Guns. Nov. 3, 2021. Post-oral argument discussion of Supreme Court oral argument in NYSRPA v. Bruen. David Kopel, Eugene Volokh, Joseph Greenlee, Cody Wisniewski.

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Colorado Constitution bans school’s attempt at resegregation. A Denver elementary school hosts racially segregated playground nights, despite the Colorado Constitution's prohibition on racial classification of pupils. Complete Colorado. Dec. 15, 2021.

People of the State of Illinois v. Vivian Claudine Brown. No 127201. Amicus brief of State's Attorney Stewart J. Umholtz, Professors Of Second Amendment Law, Independence Institute, Firearms Policy Foundation, and Firearms Policy Coalition. Nov. 17, 2021. The government cannot criminalize the simple keeping of an ordinary long gun in the home by a person who is not prohibited from possessing firearms.

Congressional Second Amendment Caucus of the U.S. House Freedom Caucus. Hearing on Second Amendment issues. Nov. 16, 2021. 63 minutes.

Is There a Constitutional Right to Concealed Carry? National Constitution Center. We the People podcast. Debate with retired 4th Circuit Judge Michael Luttig. Oct. 28, 2021. 64 minutes.

Guns Kill People, and Tyrants with Gun Monopolies Kill the Most. 24 Gonzaga Journal of International Law (2021, forthcoming).

Short articles

Colorado Constitution bans school’s attempt at resegregation. A Denver elementary school hosts racially segregated playground nights, despite the Colorado Constitution's prohibition on racial classification of pupils. Complete Colorado. Dec. 15, 2021.

The sensitive places issue in New York Rifle. The Court should take care not to allow an exception to the right to bear arms swallow the rule. Reason/Volokh Conspiracy. Nov. 3, 2021. Introduction to article by Stephen Halbrook.

Surprising support for the right to bear arms. Reading the cited sources from Everytown's amicus brief. Reason/Volokh Conspiracy. Nov. 3, 2021.

Social science on the right to bear arms. Doomsday warnings don't hold up. Reason/Volokh Conspiracy. Nov. 2, 2021.

Bearing Arms in "Sensitive Places." Some legal history and doctrinal suggestions. Reason/Volokh Conspiracy. Nov. 2, 2021.

Supreme Court To Decide If Dred Scott Should Apply To All Americans On Guns. Opponents of the right to bear arms want everyone to be treated as badly as the Supreme Court once treated Dred Scott. The Federalist. Nov. 2, 2021.

Corpus Linguistics and the Second Amendment. Support for the right to bear arms for all purposes. Reason/Volokh Conspiracy. Oct. 29, 2021

Luttig versus Kopel on the right to bear arms. Debate from the National Constitution Center on the impending Supreme Court case. Reason/Volokh Conspiracy. Oct. 29, 2021.

Amnesty International brief against right to bear arms. Reason/Volokh Conspiracy. Oct. 13, 2021.

Second Amendment professors brief in Supreme Court right to bear arms case. American and English historical precedents show a robust individual right. Reason/Volokh Conspiracy. Oct. 6, 2021.

Biden’s Ammunition Ban Is Part Of The Left’s Plot To Disarm Americans. The gun prohibition lobbies have discovered that even if they can’t ban guns, choking off ammunition is an effective way to prevent people from using them. The Federalist. Sept. 7, 2021.

Una catastrofe para la politica exterior de Estados Unidos. La Razon. Sept. 1, 2021. Interview on Afghanistan.


In the Media

DPS embraces school segregation. (Colorado Springs) Gazette. Dec. 17, 2021. Jimmy Sengenberger.

Denver school gets unwanted attention over 'Families of Color Playground Night'. (Denver) Gazette. Dec 16, 2021. Carol McKinley.

Colorado Elementary School Promotes ‘Families of Color Playground Night’. National Review Online. Dec. 14, 2021. Brittany Peterson.

'Racism disguised as progress': Colorado elementary school is accused of SEGREGATION over its playground event for 'families of color'. Daily Mail. Dec. 14, 2021. Ronny Reyes.

Denver public schools resurrect segregated play nights for ‘families of color’ in the name of ‘equity’. BizPace Review. Dec. 14, 2021. Terresa Monroe-Hamilton.

A Denver elementary school is facing backlash for planning a 'Families of Color Playground Night'. Insider. Dec. 14, 2021. Cheryl Teh.

Denver Elementary School Plans Racially Segregated Playground Night In The Name Of Equity. The Federalist. Dec. 14, 2021. Tristan Justice.

Nonprofit turns guns into garden tools. Denver 7 New/Scripps News. Dec. 1, 2021.

Bloomberg’s Child Propagandists Discover Amicus Briefs & Other Cool Legal Stuff. Ammoland. Nov. 25, 2021. Lee Williams.

Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse to introduce gun bill related to Boulder King Soopers shooting. Proposed legislation would prevent those convicted of violent misdemeanors from buying a gun. Denver Post. Nov. 3, 2021. John Aguilar.


Television, Radio, Podcasts  

What Do the Bible and Christian Tradition Say About Self Defence, Gun Rights, and Liberty? More Christ. 91 minutes. Discussion of Kopel's book The Morality of Self-Defense and Military Action: The Judeo-Christian Tradition. (Praeger, 2017).

Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 24, 2021. Full episode. Year in review. Word of the year is "decay." CCP virus pandemic, year two. Redistricting succeeds, for a change, in creating fair districts. Americans loves cars and guns, and almost all owners act responsibly, while irresponsible government officials give violent criminals impunity. Disgrace of the year: Trump's delusional election hoax shows his disloyalty to the United States and the Republican Party. Best thing of the year: Despite partisan pressure for group-think, Liz Cheney, Brian Kemp, Bari Weiss, and Glenn Greenwald speak their minds.

Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 17, 2021. Full episode. Proposal to expand spending on construction at Denver International Airport. New report from Common Sense Institute describes Colorado's soaring crime rate. Denver Mayor Hancock's good veto of ban on flavored eggplant vape fluid. Governor Polis was right to say we can't live in a perpetual CoVid-19 emergency. Disgrace: Denver Public Schools doubles down on racial violating Colorado Constitution with school play nights based on skin color. Something nice: Netherlands to build two nuclear power plants, to support energy independence and fight global warming.

Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 10, 2021. Full episode. Douglas County Schools wisely abandon mask mandate. Secretary of State's campaign finance case against Unite for Colorado. Foolish rules limit availability of substitute teachers. Disgrace: Attempt to cancel Krista Kafer. Something nice: Kamala Harris was our first female Acting President.

Nonprofit turns guns into garden tools. Denver 7/Scripps. Dec. 1, 2021.

Congressional Second Amendment Caucus of the U.S. House Freedom Caucus. Hearing on Second Amendment issues. Nov. 16, 2021. 63 minutes.

Rittenhouse trial. The Drew Mariani Show. Relevant Radio. Nov. 16, 2021. Kopel starts at 33:10.

Gun Ownership and 2nd Amendment. Biden administration registers 54 million guns. The Drew Mariani Show. Relevant Radio. Nov. 12, 2021.

TTAG’s All-Star Supreme Court Argument After-Action Legal Analysis. The Truth About Guns. Nov. 3, 2021. Post-oral argument discussion of Supreme Court oral argument in NYSRPA v. Bruen. David Kopel, Eugene Volokh, Joseph Greenlee, Cody Wisniewski.

First gun control case in more than a decade reaches Supreme Court. How it could affect Californians. KCRW radio, Los Angeles, with Madeleine Brand. Nov. 03, 2021.

Dred Scott and the Second Amendment. Kopel's Law and Liberty News, on Independence Institute Television (IITV). The upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case on the right to bear arms involves some of the same fundamental rights that were at issue in 1856 in Dred Scott v. Sanford.


Latest Monographs & Journal articles

Guns Kill People, and Tyrants with Gun Monopolies Kill the Most. 24 Gonzaga Journal of International Law (2021, forthcoming).

Errors of Omission: Words Missing from the Ninth Circuit's Young v. State of Hawaii, 2021 University of Illinois Law Review Online 172 (May 13, 2021). With George A. Mocsary.

Red Flag Laws: Proceed with Caution. 45 (Alabama) Law & Psychology Review 39 (2021).


In the Courts and Congress

Duncan v. Bonta, ---F.3d---, No. 19-55376 (9th Cir., Nov. 30, 2021) (en banc). Majority cites The History of Firearms Magazines and of Magazine Prohibition. 78 Albany Law Review 849 (2015). Dissent by Judge Bumatay (joined by Judges Ikuta and Nelson) also cites that article. Judge Van Dyke's dissent cited The Federal Circuits' Second Amendment Doctrines. 61 St. Louis University Law Journal 193 (2017).

People of the State of Illinois v. Vivian Claudine Brown. No 127201. Amicus brief of State's Attorney Stewart J. Umholtz, Professors Of Second Amendment Law, Independence Institute, Firearms Policy Foundation, and Firearms Policy Coalition. Nov. 17, 2021. The government cannot criminalize the simple keeping of an ordinary long gun in the home by a person who is not prohibited from possessing firearms.

Congressional Second Amendment Caucus of the U.S. House Freedom Caucus. Hearing on Second Amendment issues. Nov. 16, 2021. 63 minutes.

Rosales-Gonzalez v. United States. No. 21-5305. Cert. petition amicus brief by Drug Policy Alliance, joined by NAACP, Law Enforcement Action Partnership, Independence Institute, Libertas Institute, and Due Process Institute. A defendant’s ability to pay should be considered when determining if a fine, including civil asset forfeiture, is excessive under the Eighth Amendment. Civil asset forfeiture has been widely abused, and is often used against poor people with few assets.

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. U.S. Supreme Court. No. 20-843. Amicus brief of Professors of Second Amendment Law, Weld County, Colorado, Weld Sheriff Steve Reams, Independence Institute, and Firearms Policy Foundation. July 14, 2021.

Terkel v. Centers for Disease Control. U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. No. 21-40137. Amicus brief of Cato Institute, Prof. Randy E. Barnett, Reason Foundation, Individual Rights Foundation, and Independence Institute. June 3, 2021. The federal government's power to regulate interstate commerce does not authorize a federal ban on evictions.

Florida v. Garcia. Florida Supreme Court. No. SC20-1419. Merits amicus brief of Independence Institute and Due Process Institute (May 10, 2019). Compelling an individual to disclose his cell phone password to law enforcement is violates the Fifth Amendment and the Florida Constitution. Oral argument was held in this case on Nov. 3, and some commentators predict that the case is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

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