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2021

Biden announces executive orders on guns. Drew Mariani Show. Apr. 8, 2021. 35 minutes.

Gun control and murders in Boulder. Persecution of law-abiding gun owners is like Trump's persecution of law-abiding Muslims. Meaning of the Second Amendment. Jeff Crank Show. Apr. 3, 2021. Kopel starts at 1:00:24.

Biden's new attacks on law-abiding gun owners. Drew Mariani Show. Mar. 23, 2021. Segments starts at 23:50.

2020

The Mandy Connell Show. How availability cascades poison our politics. KOA 850AM radio, Denver. Oct. 29, 2020. Kopel starts at 54:34.

The Craig Silverman Show. Podcast. Topics include guns, Lauren Boebert, electoral college, religion. Oct. 24, 2020. Kopel is 1:40:19 to 2:30:53.

The stakes in the Amy Coney Barrett nomination. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Russian language station. Sept. 26, 2020.

"Faithless Electors" Supreme Court Argument Recap. We The People Podcast. National Constitution Center. Jeffrey Rosen, Paul Smith, and David Kopel. 56 minutes. May 21, 2020.

2019

Walmart endorses gun control. Drew Mariani Show. Relevant Radio. Sept. 4, 2019.

Todd Starnes Show. Fox News Radio. Gun control and the American Revolution. Aug. 13, 2019.

David Kopel on amicus brief on behalf of CO sheriffs against magazine ban. Dan Caplis Show. KHOW 630 AM. Denver. June 7, 2019.

The Sovereignty of a Free and Radically Independent People: Colorado’s Enduring Constitutional Heritage. Constituting America. June 2019. Soundcloud audio.

Craig Silverman Show. KNUS 710 AM Denver. Denver mayoral race, gun confiscation laws, Dudley Brown and his scams. May 25, 2019.

How Governments Seize Guns with "Red Flag Laws." Cato Institute Daily Podcast. Apr. 8, 2019.

Peter Boyles Show. KNUS 710 AM radio. Red Flag Warnings. Feb. 27, 2019.

Ross Kaminsky Show. KHOW 630 AM radio. Red flag bill ripe for abuse. Kopel is on from 36:10 to 51:05. Feb. 21, 2019.

Dan Caplis Show. KHOW 630 AM radio. Problems with new Colorado "red flag" bill. Feb. 20, 2019.

Krista Kafer Show. KHOW 630 AM radio. Dangerous and extreme "red flag" bill in Colorado. Feb. 19, 2019.

What The So-Called Gun Show Loophole Really Looks Like. KCUR. "Guns in America" project. Jan. 29, 2019. by Chris Haxel.

2018

Self-defense in Jewish Tradition. Univ. of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Oct. 24, 2018. 56 minutes. First minute is cut.

Tom Gresham's Gun Talk. Aug. 19, 2018. Discussing the Independence Institute's recent Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Party, and other topics. Kopel starts at 23:00.

Home manufacture of guns. Drew Mariani Show. Relevant Radio. Aug. 2, 2018.

The Age of the 3D-Printed Gun. NPR On Point. July 25, 2018. With Anthony Brooks (host), Andy Greenberg (Wired magazine), Avery Gardiner (Brady Center).

Two Viewpoints On The History Of Gun Regulation In America. Interviews with David Kopel and Adam Winkler. Wyoming Public Radio. Apr. 20, 2018. by Kamila Kudelska.

Boulder City Council plans to ban guns. Michelle Morin Show. Apr. 14, 2018.

Stefan Tubbs Show (Craig Silverman guest hosting). Feb. 22, 2018. Guns, legal history, and philosophy. Kopel starts at 28:21.

'The American public on the whole recognise gun bans don’t work', says NRA member. RN Breakfast. ABC Radio (Australia). Feb. 21, 2018.

Предъявлены доказательства вмешательства России в выборы президента США. Radio Liberty. Indictment of 13 Russians for U.S. election meddling. Feb. 17, 2018.

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

2017

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.

Will gun control legislation make a difference? Drew Mariani Show. Relevant Radio. Oct. 4, 2017.

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

Evolving First and Second Amendments. (Los Angeles) Daily Journal. July 28, 2017. The D.C. Circuit's Wrenn decision, upholding the right to bear arms. Kopel segment starts at about 20 minutes.

Tensions Rise In America's Gun Debate. NPR "On Point." KUOW radio. July 11, 2017. With Rep. Scott Perry, Lois Beckett and John Donohue.

How FASTER training for teachers will save lives. KFKA Greeley. Gail show. June 21, 2017

Guns in the right hands save lives. FASTER training for teachers. KNUS Denver. Dan Caplis Show. June 21, 2017.

Дональд Трамп против суда. Radio Liberty. Trump immigration order. Feb. 7, 2017.

Testimony on Colorado Senate bill 15-005. Bill to allow armed teachers in schools, if they are trained by Sheriffs' Offices. Colorado Senate State Affairs Committee. Jan. 24, 2017. 3:49.

2016

Gun Sales Surge in Colorado ahead of the Election. Colorado Public Radio. Nov. 4, 2016.

A look at gun control around the world: why it works in Japan. "Take Two," on KPCC radio, Pasadena, California. July 8, 2016.

Gun Control and the Second Amendment. "All Sides," on WOSU Radio, Columbus, Ohio. June 23, 2016. With Robert Spitzer.

US Senate to vote on new gun control measures. "RN Breakfast," on ABC radio, Australia. Presented by Fran Kellly. June 21, 2016.

Drew Mariani Show. Relevant Radio ("Talk Radio for Catholic Life"). June 15, 2016. Starts at 31:00.

Second Amendment Update 2016. Your Weekly Constitutional. Feb. 26, 2016. Interviews with David Kopel and Adam Winkler.

2015

"Heller 2" at the DC Circuit Court. Cato Institute podcast. Sept. 23, 2015.

America's Gun Debate Continues, with Schools in the Crossfire. "To the Point" on KCRW, Public Radio International. With Mark Follman, Mother Jones magazine; Josh Sugarmann, Violence Policy Center; Russ Moore, Shaker Junior High School. March 12, 2015. 33 minutes.

Colorado House of Representatives. State Affairs Committee. Feb. 2, 2015. Testimony in favor of: Civil immunity for businesses that allow licensed carry; Repeal of Colorado magazine ban; Repeal of prohibition on firearm loans that are not routed through FFLs; Enactment of "shall certify" for acquisition of NFA arms. Kopel testifies as the last witness on each bill. MP4.

2014

Libertarianism.org Episode 49. The right to keep and bear arms. Interview by Aaron Powell and Trevor Burrus. Soundcloud.com. 57 minutes. Sept. 26, 2014.

The Dan Caplis Show. Hour 1: Frackban initiatives withdrawn. Cigar rights under attack by FDA. Hour 2. Knife Rights. David Harsanyi on media miscoverage of Israel. Alan Gottlieb of Second Amendment Foundation. 710 KNUS. Aug. 6, 2014.

2013

Debate: Has the right to bear arms outlived it usefulness? NPR Intelligence Squared. 104 minutes. Nov. 21, 2013.

Tom Gresham's Guntalk. Kopel discusses the Colorado recall elections. Mp3. 45 minutes. Sept. 15, 2013.

The Truth About Gun Control. Kopel discusses his latest book with the Heartland Institute. Heartland Audio. 42 minutes. Sept. 5, 2013.

Gun Talk Podcast. Kopel interviewed by Gun Talk's Tom Gresham. Topics cover the new anti-gun bills, the lawsuit against them, and new book, "The Truth About Gun Control." MP3. 45 minutes. May 19, 2013.

Independent Voices. Kopel joins iVoices.org to discuss his latest book, "The Truth About Gun Control." MP3. 21 minutes. Apr. 25, 2013.

1310 KFKA. Kopel discusses his new book, Manchin-Toomey, and why the President's gun laws failed. MP3. 19 minutes. Apr. 24, 2013.

ABC (Australia Broadcasting Commission) Radio National. Discussion of gun control with Professor Robert Spitzer and Professor Adam Winkler. MP3. 29 minutes. Mar. 24, 2013.

ABA Civil Rights Subcommittee Roundtable. Discussion on gun violence and whether more gun control is the answer. Kopel joined by Adam Winkler of Gunfight, Prof. Nicholas Johnson of Fordham University's School of Law, and Ladd Everritt from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Moderated by Attorney Bobbie K. Ross. MP3. 60 minutes. Mar. 14, 2013.

How the Bill of Rights Became Applicable to the States. University of Denver law school lecture. MP3. 74 minutes. Feb. 25, 2013. 

CELL Gun Violence Discussion. Colorado Public Radio re-broadcast of the CELL discussion on gun violence, moderated by Governor Hickenlooper. MP3. 58 minutes. Feb. 24, 2013.

Teri O'Brien Show. Kopel discusses Obama's gun control ambitions - what he can and cannot do constitutionally - to restrict access to firearms. MP3. 28 minutes. Feb. 15, 2013.

Podcast with NRA President David Keene. What it's like to be president of the NRA, political strategies, how to defeat the Michael Bloomberg's of the world. MP3. 52 minutes. Feb. 7, 2013.

Tom Gresham's Gun Talk. Senate Judiciary hearing recap, how far will gun control go in the near future. MP3. 13 minutes. Feb. 3, 2013.

Andy Park Radio Show. Kopel discusses some potential new gun control measures like "universal background checks" and what those really mean. MP3. 11 minutes. Jan. 29, 2013.

Tennessee State Rep. Eric Watson, Others Discuss Pros And Cons Of Arming Teachers. University of Tennessee public radio, WUTC 90.1. By Michael Edward Miller and Garrett Crowe. 13 minutes. Jan. 16, 2013.

All Things Considered. Kopel quoted in NPR broadcast on what would happen if guns were re-classified as "destructive devices." MP3. 4 minutes. Jan. 10, 2013.

2012

Homefront Radio. Kopel discusses ways gun violence could be curtailed. BlogTalkRadio. 27 minutes. Dec. 27, 2013.

CKNW Vancouver. Kopel explains federal, state gun control law and whether arming teachers helps reduce school violence. 16 minutes. Dec. 27, 2012.

Primetime with Henry Shinn. Kopel talks about gun control in the wake of national tragedy. 9 minutes. Dec. 26, 2012.

America Now with Andy Dean. Kopel talks about his popular Wall Street Journal article. 5 minutes. Dec. 19, 2012.

Campus Carry at CU. iVoices.org podcast. 33 minutes. Nov. 19, 2012.

Affirming the Right to Bear Arms. Cato Institute podcast. 10 minutes. Sept. 26, 2012.

KGNU Morning Magazine. Kopel debates former Colorado legislator Ken Gordon about Amendment 65, which will be on Colorado's November ballot. The Amendment would order Colorado's elected officials to drastically limit spending on political speech. Kopel takes the pro-First Amendment side of the issue. Sept. 19, 2012. 53 minutes.

Uncovering anti-Israel Propaganda with Philippe Karsenty. French media critic and elected official Philippe Karsenty joins Dave Kopel to discuss how one of the biggest anti-semitic hoaxes of all time was uncovered. In 2004, Mr. Karsenty set in motion a nearly decade long legal battle to blow the cover off a French TV station's deliberate hoax involving footage of a dying boy named Muhammad al-Durrah. The footage was shown on national TV and helped perpetuate anti-Jewish and anti-American terrorism for years to come. Aug. 16, 2012. 31 minutes.

Amy Oliver Show. Fast and Furious. KFKA, Greeley, Colo. June 25, 2012. MP3.

К переговорам по проблеме Ирана. Iran talks. Radio Liberty. 8.4.2012. MP3

Debunking "Stand your ground" myths. NRA News. April 3, 2012.

Florida Self-Defense Laws and the Martin/Zimmerman case. Peter Boyles Show. KHOW radio, Denver. April 3, 2012.

Supreme Court amicus brief on the individual mandate. KFKA, Greeley. Amy Oliver Show. Mar. 27, 2012.

2011

State Reciprocity and the Second Amendment. Cato Institute podcast. 9 minutes. Sept. 19, 2011.

What is possible to do to prevent gun violence? Kopel interview on radio program along with Dmitry Fonaryov, President of the Russian Association of Bodyguards, and Daniel Vice of the Brady Campaign. Voice of Russia. May 20, 2011.

Mexican Cartels Get Heavy Weapons from Central America, U.S. Cables Say. NRA News. March 30, 2011. 10 minutes.

Gun Control Legislation Debate after the Tucson shootings. Legal Talk Network. Jan. 21, 2011. 35 minutes. With Adam Winkler.

Gun laws after the Tucson shootings. Kopel debates John Donahue, of Stanford. WHYY radio, Philadelphia. Jan. 14th, 2011. 49 minutes. MP3.

2010

Golyansky case. The Bob Enyart Show. Aug. 9, 2010.

Caplis & Silverman Show. Westword publisher Patty Calhoun, Craig Silverman, and Kopel discuss their Emmy win, and Colorado politics. Aug. 6, 2010. Part 1 (starts a half-hour into the program), Part 2.

The Individual Health Care Mandate and Enumerated Powers. Aug. 5, 2010. Southeastern Association of Law Schools annual meeting, Federalist Society panel on the constitutionality of the centralized health control law. Participants were Randy Barnett (Georgetown), Jack Balkin (Yale), Gillian Metzger (Columbia), and Kopel. The moderator was Bradley A. Smith (Capital). The recording is 93 minutes, although the event itself ran a little longer. While the focus was on the two state suits (Virginia, and the 20-state coalition), we also discussed some of the additional issues raised by the five other suits, such as due process rights to medical privacy and decision-making.

Kopel explains the Golyansky case. KFKA radio, Greeley. July 20, 2010. Part 1, Part 2.

Kopel testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Elena Kagan Supreme Court nomination. July 1, 2010. Audio only. MP3 download.

Mike Rosen show. Discussion of McDonald, Kagan nomination, other Supreme Court issues. One hour. 850 KOA, Denver. June 29, 2010.

Kopel on Denver's Caplis & Silverman radio show, KHOW. 1st hour of the show, June 28, 2010. Show archive.

Incorporating the Second Amendment. Cato Institute Daily Podcast. June 22, 2010.

Waiting for McDonald. And the impending Kagan hearings. NRA News. June 21, 2010. Last segment on the show, 22 minutes.

Interview with Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. About Colorado's participation in the suit against Obamacare. 23 minutes. Mar. 30, 2010. MP3.

Analysis of the McDonald Oral Argument. Downrange TV with Michael Bane. 34 minutes. Mar. 2, 2009.

The Executive Vesting Clause. Kopel interviews Rob Natelson about whether the first clause of Article II grants the President additional powers. 36 minutes. Feb. 16, 2010. MP3.

Aiming for Liberty. Jim Pfaff interviews Kopel about Kopel's new book. 24 minutes. Jan. 21, 2010.

2009

Caplis & Silverman Show. KHOW-Denver. July 22, 2009. MP3. The Senate vote on interstate carry of licensed firearms.

A Sotomayor Critic Weighs In. Kopel and Christian Science Monitor reporter Todd Zwillich discuss the Sotomayor nomination. WNYC, "The Takeaway." July 15, 2009. Approx. 14 minutes.

Guns in National Parks. Kopel interviewed by Amy Oliver on KFKA radio. June 10, 2009. 20 minutes. MP3.

Sonia Sotomayor. Kopel interviewed by Amy Oliver on KFKA radio. Dave Kopel's Second Amendment Podcast. May 27, 2009. MP3.

Should people with handgun carry permits have to go through a repetitive background check when they buy a gun? Kopel discusses a proposed reform law in Colorado. KOA radio, "The Ride Home."  March 27, 2009, 4 p.m. MP3.

Комментарий к программному выступлению Обамы. 25.02.2009. Radio Free Europe, Russian station. MP3. Obama State of the Union, and the Jindal response.

The Tara Servatius Show. H.R. 45, Rep. Bobby Rush's gun licensing and registration bill. Guest-hosted by Bill White. WBT-AM, Charlotte, North Carolina. Feb. 16, 2009. MP3.

H.R. 45. United States Rep. Bobby Rush's national gun licensing and registration bill. The Peter Boyles Show. 630-AM KHOW Denver. Feb. 3, 2009. MP3. (This MP3 begins in the middle of the program.)

2008

Kopel on the Mike Rosen Show, 850 KOA Denver. June 27, 2008. Hour 1. Hour 2.

Kopel on Downrange Radio. 24 minutes on the Heller decision. June 27, 2008.

Supco Ruling a Big Victory, but Many Fights Ahead. West Virginia Outdoor News. June 27, 2008. Audio. Article about the interview. 26 minutes.

Kopel on KOA, 850 KOA Denver. June 26, 2008.Half hour.

Kopel interviewed on Caplis & Silverman radio show, KHOW Denver, about Heller. June 26, 2008. (Click on the 3 p.m. hour archive.)

Kopel interview for Down Range TV, discussing the day's oral argument in District of Columbia v. Heller. Mar. 18, 2008. MP3.

Does John McCain's birth in the Canal Zone disqualify him from the presidency? 29.2.2008. MP3. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. In Russian.

Kopel discusses the Independence Institute/Law Enforcement brief in DC v. Heller, on the Amy Oliver Show. Part 1. Part 2.

Условия для победы республиканцев. Republican chances in 2008. 1.24.2008. MP3. Russian-language edition of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

2007

Podcast on Gun Issues At the Oct. 2007 Gun Rights Policy Conference, Kopel is interviewed for the Gun Rights Advocates Podcast by host Mark Vanderberg. Topics include the implications and background of the D.C. handgun ban case, the politics of the gun issue, the role of activists, and new research about gun bans in Africa. The 36-minute interview is here. It begins with about 5-6 minutes of discussion by the host.

Caplis & Silverman Show. KHOW, June 4, 2007. Kopel discusses Boulder High in the last 20 minutes of the show. Registration required.

Podcasts of June 2 and 4, 2007, KOA radio programs discussing the Boulder High issue. June 4 interview with Kopel.

Radio Netherlands. April 21, 2007. Kopel discusses the role of guns in society, with Martin Boess of the Swiss Crime Prevention Agency and Adele Kirsten, a small arms analyst and researcher and former head of Gun Free South Africa. Home page for the files. MP3 files (right-click them to open or save): Opening (1 minute). First segment (13:55). Second segment (20:00). Third segment (18:00).

Shooter's Purchase of Handguns Raises Questions About Gun Control Laws. The News Hour with Jim Lehrer. April 19, 2007. Transcript. MP3.

Буш предупреждает Иран. Bush Warns Iran. Radio Free Europe, Russian language station. 30 января, 2007. MP3.

Taiwan's Struggle for Freedom and Recognition. Kopel's half-hour appearance on The Amy Oliver Show, KFKA-AM, Greeley, Colorado. January 18, 2007. MP3.

2006

Debate on school shootings with Dennis Hennigan, of the Brady Center. KHOW, 630 AM, Denver. Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006. The debate is from about 3:20 to 4:00 p.m. Caplis & Silverman archive.

Make Schools Safe for Kids, not Criminals. Arming teachers is the most realistic way to reduce school shootings. iVoices.org podcast. Oct. 5, 2006. MP3.

The United Nations versus Self-defense. Speech at the Gun Rights Policy Conference. Charlotte, N.C. Sept. 23, 2006. 16 minutes. Podcast in MP3.

Содержащиеся в тюрьме Гуантанамо будут защищены Женевской конвенцией. Рашн програм. Америка сегодня. 12 июля, 2006. MP3. Kopel discusses the granting of Geneva Convention rights to Guantanamo prisoners. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Russian edition. July 12, 2006.

2005

NPR on Alito and Machine Guns: The November 11, 2005, edition of NPR's "All Things Considered" features a segment on Judge Alito's decision in Rybar, in which Alito followed the Supreme Court's Lopez precedent to write that a federal ban on machine gun possession was not a valid exercise of the federal power to regulate interstate commerce. Guests on the program were Eugene Volokh, Kristin Rand of the Violence Policy Center, Erwin Chemerinsky of Duke Law School, and Kopel.

Debate on Tort Protection for Gun Manufacturers. Oct. 27, 2005. The Legal Talk Network hosted a debate on the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Firearms Act. Participants were UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh, Josh Horowitz from the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, and Kopel. The debate is available in WMF and MP3.

Stanford & Berkeley Law Schools symposium on digital technology. April 2005.

2004

Radio America. 11 a.m. Mountain, Oct. 6, 2004. Analysis of the VP debate. Host: Jane Silk. Internet feed available.

NRA News, Sept. 2, 2004. 12:40 p.m. Mountain Time. Discussion of NY City Council resolution condemning the NRA.

Radio Free Europe. Russian language station. Sept. 1, 7 a.m. Moscow time. Kopel discusses the Republican Convention. Transcript in Russian.

Radio Free Europe. Russian language station. Aug. 18, 4 p.m. Moscow time (6 a.m. Denver time). "Liberty Live": Kopel suggests that destruction of al-Sadr's thugs, who are serving as puppets of the Iranian tyrants, is essential to building a free Iraq. Available on the Internet.

Al Rantel Show, KABC Radio, Los Angeles. July 30. 9-10 p.m Mountain Time. topic: Michael Moore. Available on the Internet.

Radio 3AW, Melbourne, Australia July 25, 2004. 6:30 p.m. Mountain Time; July 26, Sunday morning, Melbourne time. Fahrenheit 9/11. Available on the Internet.

2003 and before

Gun Rights Policy Conference. September 2003. The Second Amendment before the Supreme Court. Panel with Robert Levy, Chuck Michel, Alan Korwin, followed by Kopel. MP3.

The Influence of Michael Moore. "On Point," hosted by Tom Ashbrook, WBUR radio Boston (nationally syndicated). Kopel and Jim Hightower discuss Michael Moore, beginning at 17:30 into the show. Archived for Real Player.

The Bush administration is undermining the armed pilots program. 9/11 anniversary commentary on KGNU Radio. Available in MP3; Kopel commentary begins at 9:15 into the program.

National Public Radio, The Tavis Smiley Show. Kopel interviewed for 4/9/03 program on the NAACP's lawsuit against the firearms industry.

Workshop on Children, Youth and Gun Violence. National Research Council/Institute of Medicine of The National Academies. September 18, 2002. Kopel appears as a discussant on the 11:15 panel. Real audio. Kopel rebuts the claim that Eddie Eagle has proven ineffective in promoting gun safety.

Second Amendment Jurisprudence. Sanford Levinson (Professor of law and government at the University of Texas) and Dave Kopel discuss the Second Amendment on WBEZ radio, Chicago. July 13, 2001. One-hour program in RealAudio.

The Diane Rehm Show. Kopel interviewed on National Public Radio, just before the "Million" Mom March. May 11, 2000. RealAudio format.


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