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Latest short articles and commentary

Tracing Judge Gorsuch’s Paper Trail On The Second Amendment. America's 1st Freedom. Feb. 2, 2017.

Can a county ban all gun stores? 9th Circuit amicus brief suggests not. Washington Post. Feb. 1, 2017.

7th Circuit strikes ban on target practice by minors, and near-ban on firing ranges. Washington Post. Jan. 19, 2017.

The Martial Arts are Arts. Washington Post. Jan. 11, 2017.

Nueva diplomacia. Gabinete de Trump. La Razón (Spain). Dec. 17, 2016.

Un Principio Basico Para China (Taiwan). La Razón (Spain). Dec. 13, 2016.

Podcasts, Radio & Video

Colorado Inside Out. Jan. 27, 2017. CIO after 25 years. Trump threatens sancutary cities. Women's march agaisnt Trump. Colorado hospitals exercise their right to opt out of assisted suicide. Postgame: Highlights of CIO's 25 year history.

Colorado Inside Out. Full episode. Jan. 20, 2017. Democrat Mike Johnston to run for Governor. Trump sworn in as President. Public meetings on Denver Department of Public Safety. Feds approve I-70 expansion in Denver. Postgame: Black Lives Matter selfishness harms Martin Luther King Marade.

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.

Colorado Inside Out. Full episode. Jan. 13, 2017. Obama farewell speech. New Colo. legislative leaders. Colo. Senate Republicans and Obamacare. Hickenlooper's State of the State. Postgame: Happy Haynes is appointed Denver Deputy Mayor.

Czech Republic urges armed citizens to shoot terrorists. Cam & Company. NRA News. Jan. 4, 2017.

Firearms United successfully pushes back against EU gun ban proposal. Cam & Company. NRA News. Dec. 22, 2016.

Colorado Inside Out. July 1, 2016. 1876 time machine episode. Set in November 1876, the cast includes Mrs. Augusta Tabor (Patty Calhoun); U.S. Democratic Rep. Thomas Patterson (David Kopel); Colorado First Lady Mrs. John Routt (Natasha Gardner), and Rocky Mountain News Publisher William Byers (Kevin Flynn). Topics include Custer's Last Stand, railroads and economic problems, and the contested presidential election results.

Latest Books, Monographs and Journal articles

The Federal Circuits’ Second Amendment Doctrines. St. Louis University Law Journal (2017 forthcoming). 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 by Kopel coming Feb. 28, 2017: 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

The 229-year-old sentence liberals hope will sink Trump. Kopel on the Emoluments Cluase. Politico. Nov. 22, 2016.

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

Single-Payer Health Care Plan Before Colorado Voters. AMI Newswire. Oct. 31, 2016.

Gun Control Debate Needs Public Choice Theory. The Heartland Institute. Aug. 8, 2016.

Setting Our Sights on New Approaches: A Lesson on Gun Control. Big Think. Aug. 7, 2016. by Arpan Bhattacharyya.

The Evidence Of Faith's Substance: Christianity & the Constitution. Lee's Summit Tribune. Aug. 7, 2016.

How a stable home life can help prevent mass violence. Deseret News. Aug. 5, 2016. by Chandra Johnson.

Is SCOTUS a Good Reason to Support Trump? Libertarian and Conservative Legal Experts Weigh In. Reason. Aug. 1, 2016. by Damon Root.

Law and order issues make a political comeback. Washington Examiner. July 31, 2016. by Sean Higgins.

Las claves de la Convención Nacional Republicana. La Razón (Spain). July 18, 2016. by Paloma Rey-Stolle.

The Disturbing Trend In State Gun Laws After A Mass Shooting. ThinkProgress. June 27, 2016. by Evan Popp.

A 'no-buy' list makes sense, and so does the Second Amendment. Edmonton Sun. by Lorne Gunter. June 25, 2016.

Why Australia isn't a model for US gun control. The Christian Science Monitor. by Gretel Kauffman. June 23, 2016.

LGBT gun rights group sees membership skyrocket after Orlando shooting. USA Today. by Michael Burke. June 21, 2016.

Assault Rifles and Concealed Handguns at Center of a Changing Industry. New York Times. by Barry Meier & Michael J. de la Merced. June 21, 2016.

Legal Split Could Bolster Connecticut Weapons Ban. Wall Street Journal. by Joe Palazzolo. June 19, 2016.

Appeals Court's Ruling on Concealed Gun Carry Exposes Stark Divide. NBCNews.com. by Pete Williams. June 19, 2016.

Battle lines blurred as Senate plans vote on gun control measures. Sinclair Broadcasting. by Stephen Loiaconi. June 16, 2016.

Doctors want Congress to declare gun deaths a public health crisis. Vice.com. by John Dyer. June 15, 2016.

Courts and Legislatures

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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