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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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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.

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

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

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

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.

Gunmaker Remington offers $33M settlement to Sandy Hook families, the latest step in yearslong legal battle. USA Today. Aug. 15, 2021. Christine Fernando.

Handgun sale ban to under 21-year-olds is unconstitutional, appeals court says. CNN. July 13, 2021. Tierney Sneed.

Biden’s false claim that the 2nd Amendment bans cannon ownership. Washington Post. June 28, 2021. Glenn Kessler.


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. Nov. 19, 2021. Full episode. A new statewide mask mandate is a bad idea. Aurora $15M settlement with parents of Elijah McClain is appropriate in light to the lengthy and egregious police misconduct. School resources officers protect safety. Disgrace: People who believe the OAN/Newsmax hoax about the 2020 election, and people who believe the MSNBC/CNN smears of Kyle Rittenhouse. Something nice: United Kingdom bans Hamas, a terrorist organization.

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.

Colorado Inside Out. Nov. 12, 2021. Full episode. Governor Polis's vaccine mandate caused so many health care workers to quite that Colorado has lost 300 acute care hospital beds, and 40 ICU beds. Biden infrastructure bill treats all drivers like repeat offender drunk drivers. Standard public schools hit hard by loss of substitute teachers; public charter schools and independent schools doing better. Colorado red flag law in legal trouble because Colo. House Dems flagrantly violated the Colorado Constitution rules of legislative proceduers when passing it. Disgrace: Communist tyrant Daniel Ortege keeps his jackboot on the face of the Nicaraguan people. Something nice: Thank you to Americans veterans for making this show, and freedom of speech itself, possible.

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.

Colorado Inside Out. Oct. 29, 2021. Full episode. Voter turnout low so far. Denver airport head proposes alternatives for people to get to concourses B and C. New Denver program to provide mental health professionals rather than police to deal with certain situations. Vaccines aren't perfect, but they are better than masks. Disgrace: Appeasers notwithstanding, Taiwan has been separate from China for much more time than Ireland from England. Something nice: Voters are getting to decide on taxes, spending, and debt.

Colorado Inside Out. Oct. 22, 2021. Full episode. Lawsuit asks for mask mandate on Douglas County schoolchildren. The benefits of vaccines outweigh the risks for most people. Lawsuit aims at Denver initiative for camping trespass ban enforcement. Collapsing RTD told to provide express service on Boulder-Denver. Disgrace: De facto legalization for forcible shoplifting in S.F. and Boulder. Something nice: Unlike many sportsball players, Enes Kanter actually is woke, progressive, and anti-racist.


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

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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