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Colorado Inside Out. Sept. 4, 2015. Full episode. Judge halts illegal plan to expand homeless shelter. Sen. Bennet endorses Obama plan for Iranian nuclear bombs. Douglas County School Board files certiorari petition with U.S. Supreme Court. Denver Police Department pays $860,000 settlement for excessive force. Postgame: Marijuana activists pull ballot measure, to work out compromise with Denver government

Colorado Inside Out. August 28, 2015. Full episode. New report on why EPA polluted Animas River. Jury rights activists at odds with Denver Police. Denver City Council violates First Amendment, halts airport contract with Chick-Fil-A franchisee. Colorado GOP votes not to endorse presidential candidates via caucuses. Postgame: Denver tax increase proposal for college.

Colorado Inside Out. August 21, 2015. Full episode. Anti-fracking lobby plan for 2016 ballot initiative. Animas River pollution cover-up by EPA. Aurora theater criminal receives maximum sentence. JeffCo School Board recall advertising begins. Postgame: Denver Police Department takes 14 minutes to reach violent crime scene on 16th Street mall attack by 20 thugs.

Colorado Inside Out. August 14, 2015. Full episode. Aurora to reform condo construction defects law. EPA pollutes Animas River. Life sentence for Aurora theater murderer. Fero's Bar murder case enters capital phase. Postgame: Denver ballot initiative to allow marijuana consumption (but not smoking) at bars or restaurants.

Colorado Inside Out. August 7, 2015. Full episode. Republican presidential debate. Jury deliberating on capital punishment for Aurora theater murderer. Proposed Denver tax for corporate welfare for National Western complex. Postgame: Biden and Hillary visit Colorado.

NRA News. July 31, 2015. Sons of Heller. Little-known Second Amendment victories in the federal distict courts.

Colorado Inside Out. July 17, 2015. Full episode. Lynn Bartels to work for Secretary of State. Guilty verdict for Aurora theater murderer. Colorado Board of Health wrongly denies MMJ for persons with PTSD. Eco agenda damaging Colorado State Fair. New Denver City Council unlikely to make a difference.

Colorado Inside Out. July 10, 2015. Reformist Jeffco School Board members targeted. Morgan Carroll will run against Mike Coffman. Colorado Supreme Court nixes Dougco vouchers. VA posts progress sign on delayed hospital. US Supreme Court deals fatal blow to lawsuit against Taxpayers Bill of Rights.

Colorado Inside Out. July 3, 2015. Time Machine 1940. Kopel portrays Democratic Attorney General, and US House candidate, Byron Rogers. Full episode. Denver Mayor Stapleton's construction projects. Alcohol taxes. FDR runs for 3d term. Post-game: Corruption in Denver civil service.

Colorado Inside Out. June 26, 2015. Full episode. Controversy over AG and Republican State Chair. Supreme Court rules for gay marriage. South Carolina Confederate flag. Mayor Hancock pushes agenda through lame duck City Council.

Colorado Inside Out. June 19, 2015. Full episode. Jeb Bush and Donald Trump announce presidential campaigns. Issues looming in the Colorado Republican Party. AG Cynthia Coffman announce she won't run for U.S. Senate. Colorado Supreme Court makes huge decision related to employers and medical marijuana. Pot use in private bars? Aurora Theater Trial updates. South Carolina church murders.

American Constitution Society. June 12, 2015. Panel on Skewed Justice: How Money in Judicial Elections is Undermining our Criminal Justice System.

Colorado Inside Out. June 5, 2015. Full episode. Hickenlooper vetoes limits on red light cameras. Denver Airport development deal with Adams County. Proposed tax increase for permanent welfare for National Western Stock Show. Cong. Mike Coffman says he will not run for U.S. Senate. New Denver City Council members.

Colorado Inside Out. May 22, 2015. Full episode. Topics: John Suthers wins Colo. Springs mayor race. VA hospital construction funding. More trouble in Denver jails. Denver City election round-up. JeffCo schools declines to disrupt high school exams for Hickenlooper publicity.

Colorado Inside Out. May 15, 2015. Frontier Airlines CEO quits. Glendale uses eminent domain for corporate welfare. JeffCo School Board loses case on teacher pay. Legislators send letter to Governor over problems at Dept. of Human Services. Legislators use personal email accounts for official business, to avoid Open Records Act. Senators Gardner & Bennett introduce federal bill to allow low-THC medical marijuana oil, Charlotte's Web.

Colorado Inside Out. May 8, 2015. Full episode. Dan Haley to head Colorado Oil & Gas Association. 2015 legislative session. Gov. Hickenlooper's complains about fiscal mess he helped create. Denver municipal elections. What VA officials knew.

Baltimore riots. May 2, 2015. Radio Svoboda. In Russian.

Colorado Inside Out. May 1, 2015. Full episode. National Western Stock Show corporate welfare. Gang violence in NE Denver. Aurora theater trial opening statements. Proposal to borrow money to pay for underfunded pensions for public employees. Denver election.

Colorado Inside Out. April 24, 2015. Full episode. Connect for Health Colorado's search for new CEO. Governors fight to keep standardized testing. Proposed fetal homicide bil. Denver's municipal election. Bill to limit taking agricultural land for corporate welfare. Denver elections. TABOR refund options.

Colorado Inside Out. April 17, 2015. Full episode. Topics: Dudley Brown is "a liar, a huckster, and a hoax." Hickenlooper's reckless Medicaid expansion and the budget mess. It's OK that Colo. Christian Univ. and the Colo. Republican Party have different views on pro-gay marriage groups. Veterans should get health care vouchers until VA hospital problem is solved.

Colorado Inside Out. April 3, 2015. Full episode. Topics: Trial costs for Aurora theater killer are well worth it. Klingenschmitt punishment was similar to Rep. Merrifield's. Indiana's religious freedom bill and the persecution of Christians. Littleton School Board stops covering up its knowledge about the murder of Claire Davis.

NRA News. April 1, 2015. Oral argument in Fourth Circuit challenge to Maryland gun ban.

Colorado Inside Out. March 27, 2015. Full episode. Topics: Longmont attack shows need to change laws on fetal homicide. Klingenshmitt comments were like Jeremiah Wright's. CU Denver prof's study shows that legal medical marijuana sharply cuts suicide rates for males 20-39. Colo. oil glut shows foolishness of 95 years of "peak oil" hysteria. VA hospital mess shows need for health vouchers for veterans.

Colorado Inside Out. March 13, 2015. Full episode. Recreational marijuana sales set record. Denver Police pilot program on body cameras. I-70 project in Denver. Senators Bennet and Garnder announce shut-down stunt. Post-game: Denver municipal election ballot finalized.

Colorado Inside Out. March 6, 2015. Full episode. Lawsuit against lawful marijuana. Littleton voters require citizen approval for eminent domain and corporate welfare. Tolls on US-36 Boulder-Denver are fair. Rebutting the claim that Colorado voters are sexist.

Colorado Inside Out. Feb. 27, 2015. Full episode. Topics: DIA 20th anniversary. Oil & gas task force offers proposals. Proposed ban on red light cameras. Judge rules against Gaylord welfare hotel. Proposed restrictions on medical marijuana caregivers.

Colorado Inside Out. Feb. 20, 2015. Full episode. Topics: The opposition facing Chairman Ryan Call's re-election, Chief White and the Denver Police Protective Assoc. clash over protest policies, Dems hold public safety funding hostage to increased CBI hiring, the lawsuit filed by anti-drug organization Safe Streets over the legalization of retail marijuana. Post game: permitless handgun carry.

Colorado Inside Out. Feb. 13, 2015. Full episode. Topics: VA head clashes with Rep. Coffman. More power for Denver's independent monitor of the police. Student use of medical marijuana. Parents' Bill of Rights. Post game: Brian Williams suspended, but Al Charlatan remains on the air.

Harvard Law School. Harvard Journal on Legislation’s Symposium, “Firearms in America: Safety and Liberty.” Feb. 11, 2015. Video (in .mov format, must use Windows Media Player).

Colorado Inside Out, Feb. 6. Full episode. VA Director Lynette Roff's retirement, Mayor Hancock's re-election, the introduction of seven new gun control bills, vaccinations. Post game: Boulder outdoor smoking/vaping ban perssecutes people with mental illness.

Colorado Inside Out, Jan. 30, 2015. Full episode. Topics: Denver police shoot driver who tried to run them over. Colorado euthanasia proposal. Felony DUI proposal. More problems for Colo. health exchange. Persecution of bakers for free speech about gay issues.

Colorado Inside Out, Jan. 23, 2015. Full episode. Topics: State of the Union speech. Drivers licenses for illegal aliens. Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Marade. The Colorado legislative decision to allow two commissions to expire.

Colorado Inside Out, Jan. 16, 2015. Full episode. Topics: Governor Hickenlooper and Taxpayer Bill of Rights, Governor John Hickenlooper's 2.0 program that focuses economic development, Denver City Council's proposal of a 10.9% pay raise for City officials, and protest surrounding Bill Cosby's performance at the Buell Theatre. Post game: Rep. Jerry Kopel's role in the MLK holiday bill.

Colorado Inside Out, Jan. 2, 2015. Full episode. Look ahead at 2015. Post game: Aurora theater trial.


Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 26, 2014. Year in review. Post game: The surprising competence of Colo. Republicans in 2014.

Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 19, 2014. President Obama's announcement that the U.S. will reopen its relationship with Cuba. Nebraska and Oklahoma filed a law suit against Colorado over the effect our legalization of marijuana has had on their criminal system. Possible expansion of the number of red light cameras being placed around Denver.

Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 12, 2014. 10K jury summons sent out to citizens for the Aurora Theater Shooting trial. The newly released audit for Connect for Health, Colorado's health exchange program. The Army Corps of Engineers taking over the construction of Aurora's VA Hospital. The union representing DPD is at odds with Mayor Hancock over wearing protective gear at ongoing protests. Post game: Sen. Udall vs. CIA.

Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 5, 2014. Gov. Hickenlooper's apology to the descendants of the Sand Creek Massacre. The current cultural climate surrounding race relations due to growing Ferguson protests nationwide and locally. Post game: Orion launch.

Colorado Inside Out. Nov. 21, 2014. Debate between Xcel Energy and the Public Utilities Commission over rates. Governor Hickenlooper's comments about teachers carrying guns while at school. President Obama's immigration plan. Post game: I-70 project in north Denver.

Colorado Inside Out. Nov. 14, 2014. Aftermath of election day in the House and Senate majorities and Andrew Romanoff being groomed for 2016. They also touch on the Globeville, I-70 expansion project that has Denver City Auditor upset. Post game: Gunnison Sage Grouse.

Colorado Inside Out. Nov. 7, 2014. Election review.

Colorado Inside Out. Oct. 31, 2014. Post game: Predictions for ballot issues.

Colorado Inside Out. Oct. 24, 2014. Colorado teenagers arrested in connection with ISIS, controversy over recent gubernatorial campaign ads and the FLOTUS and Hilary Clinton come to Denver to support Udall. Post game: Proposed ban on marijuana edibles.

Armed Resistance to Genocide. Presentation on the armed resistance to genocide given to the Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors. Los Angeles. YouTube.com. 82 minutes. Oct. 21, 2014.

Colorado Inside Out. The Ebola crisis as a Frontier plane carrying a nurse infected with disease lands at DIA to be cleaned. U.S. Senate candidates Mark Udall and Cory Gardner display their political style differences during their last debate of the election season. The family is awarded $4.65M in a suit to be paid out by the city of Denver. VA bill sponsored by Mike Coffman goes sour. Post game: Senate and Governor polls. Oct. 17, 2014.

Colorado Inside Out. The judge in the Aurora Theater shooting case allowing it to be filmed. Controversy over pay raises and curriculum in Jeffco schools. A Colorado Supreme Court case involving a paraplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired from Dish Network for drug use. Post game: Contentious comments made by Representative Doug Lamborn about President Obama and his foreign policy. Oct. 3, 2014.

Colorado Inside Out. Special live broadcast from Highlands Ranch Library. Oct. 3, 2014.

Colorado Inside Out. Sept. 19, 2014. The latest campaign ads pushing for the safe consumption of marijuana-edibles. Polls come out showing conflicting data for U.S. Senate and Gubernatorial races. The parents of a woman killed in the Aurora Theater shootings file a law suit against the ammunition companies who sold products to the suspect in the case. Post game: Jeffco teacher union stages illegal strike over merit pay.

Nat Hentoff interview. Kopel speaks with legendary music critic, journalist, syndicated columnist, and civil libertarian Nat Hentoff. They discuss the current state of civil liberties in America and Nat explains why Obama has been the worst president of all-time when it comes to our individual freedoms. YouTube.com. 55 minutes. Sept. 17, 2014.

Do American Police Departments Need Military Weapons from the Pentagon? Cato Institute panel event. Sept. 12, 2014.

Colorado Inside Out. Sept. 5, 2014. Atty. General running for mayor of CO Springs. Cory Gardner and Mark Udall campaign ads attacking each other. Protesters threatening to pull the Latino vote from Hickenlooper if Dems don't further implement the new licensing program for illegal immigrants. Post game: Denver hires former FBI agent to guide the sheriff department's reform.

Colorado Inside Out.  Aug. 28, 2014. Republicans launching a new fundraising and informative website aimed at regaining the Senate. Gov. Hickenlooper making new comments about the Nathan Dunlap death penalty case in an upcoming CNN documentary. Bob Beauprez upsetting some for comments he made about immigration. The City of Aurora awarding retail pot licenses to 21 businesses. Post game: The abundance of pro and anti-fracking ads on TV, despite their absence from the 2014 November ballot.

Colorado Inside Out. Aug. 22, 2014. The stay placed on Colorado's same sex marriage ban. An update on Denver Mayor Hancock's efforts to reform the sheriff department. Initiatives related to GMO labeling and public school board meeting being confirmed as ballot issues for November. Post game: TV campaign ads.

Colorado Inside Out. Aug. 8, 2014. The loophole that allowed Arapahoe High School not to report the December 2013 shooting to the Dept. of Education. Gov. Hickenlooper announcing a compromise on fracking ballot initiatives and the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission's lawsuit against Longmont being dropped. Post game: Denver government wants unaccompanied illegal alien minors in Denver.

Colorado Inside Out. Aug. 1, 2014. Denver Sheriff's department under independent review, the R.A.G.A. made 2.5 million dollar ad buy for A.G. candidate Cynthia Coffman, Opposing rallies on the state capitol over the Hamas war against Israel. Post game: Gay marriage case in Colo. Sup. Ct.

Palmer v. District of Columbia. Federal court upholds right to carry in DC. NRA News. July 28, 2014.

Colorado Inside Out. July 25, 2014. Sarah Palin's trip to Denver for the 5th Annual Western Conservative Conference. Safe Clean Colorado's efforts to get two fracking issues on November's ballot. The Colorado Symphony Orchestra and the city of Denver's dispute over how to proceed in the remodeling of Boettcher Concert Hall. Post game: Pat Bowlen retires.

Devil's Advocate. On the legal battle against Colorado's anti-gun laws. July 18, 2014.

Colorado Inside Out. July 11, 2014. New CNN series focused on the Nathan Dunlap case. President Obama's visit to Denver in support of Sen. Udall, who wasn't present at the events. Denver, Boulder and Pueblo issuing same sex marriage licenses, despite ban. Sen. Udall proposing new bill to ban employers from refusing health coverage to their employees, especially contraceptives. Post game: New mental evaluation of perpetrator of Aurora theater attack.

Colorado Inside Out. This time, host Dominic Dezzutti, along with Patricia Calhoun, David Kopel, Dani Newsum and Kevin Flynn visit 1964. Topics include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s visit to Denver, Denver's newest police chief and the influx of government agencies relocating to Colorado. Post game: Dominic Dezzutti, Patricia Calhoun, David Kopel, Dani Newsum, Kevin Flynn take us back in history as they discuss the presidential race involving President Johnson and Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater. July 4, 2014.

Colorado Inside Out. June 27, 2014. Boulder County Clerk's office issuing same sex marriage licenses to couples despite the AG deeming them invalid. Bob Beauprez winning the Republican nomination for governor. Ken Buck besting the other hopefuls in the CD 4 race. The GOP's performance in key Jeffco state senate primaries. Post game: U.S. District Court Judge, Marcia Krieger ruling against Colorado Sheriffs.

Colorado Inside Out. June 20, 2014. Gov. Hickenlooper unwelcomed apology to a group of sheriffs who are unhappy about the way he handled gun legislation. Fundraising numbers are highlighted in the gubernatorial primary. The effect that Sen. Udall's vote on the Keystone pipeline project may have on his chances to win a second term. Also the panel pays tribute to beloved crew member battling cancer. Post game: Republican primary in the 4th Congressional District.

Colorado Inside Out. June 13, 2014. The millions of dollars dedicated to fighting anti-fracking media ads. A recent poll released showing Gardner ahead of Udall. Governor Hickenlooper working with oil and gas companies on a fracking compromise to keep the issue off the November ballot. Arapahoe county DA dropping charges related to voter fraud. Post game: Denver vs. Dallas for 2016 Republican National Convention.

Colorado Inside Out. Recent GOP TV ads, Scott Gessler's fundraising numbers, Governor Hickenlooper's veto of SB 197, El Paso County Sheriff office disagree with DA about charges in the Tom Clements murder. Post game: Citizen United's film is denied exemption from state-election finance laws. June 6, 2014.

Colorado Inside Out. May 30, 2014. Vice President Joe Biden is in Colorado, reporter Jana Winter does not have to reveal source for notebook in Holmes case, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa asked to resign, Jefferson County school board hires Superintendent with a controversial contract. Post game: Hillary Clinton in Denver in June.

Colorado Inside Out. May 23, 2014. Denver's chance of hosting the RNC, Gubernatorial race fundraising number updates, Governor Hickenlooper meeting with oil/gas companies over fracking proposals, outside supporters donating millions to the local Senate race. Post game: Transparency in the Jeffesrson County School Board's decision to leave a sole finalist to fill in the superintendent position.

Colorado Inside Out. May 16, 2014. Colorado Symphony's "Classically Cannabis" concert series updates, Spanish-language ads supporting Cory Gardner, Gov. Hickenlooper hoping to negotiate on fracking proposals prior to the 2014 election and a probe into the construction work being done for the DIA hotel and transit center. Post game: Newly released feasibility study suggesting costly changes to the National Western Stock Show Complex, the CO Convention Center and the Denver Coliseum. The changes are detailed, but fail to outline a distinct budget for the adjustments.

Colorado Inside Out. May 9, 2014. The highlights of the 2014 legislative session, banking allowances for pot shops and hemp farmers, cash on hand for candidates in the governor's race, the city of Denver requesting the CO Symphony orchestra to end their cannabis concert series and the Colorado republican state party suing the Secretary of State's office. Post game: Hyper-sensitive group demands that Bolder Boulder drop the slogan, "Sea Level is for Sissies."

"Smart" guns. NRA News. YouTube.com. 8 minutes. May 7, 2014.

Kopel on The Blaze TV. Kopel discusses the recent Supreme Court decision to uphold legislative prayer and the onerous gun restrictions in the Northeast. May 6, 2014.

Colorado Inside Out. May 2, 2014. Topics include: the Denver Sheriff's Dept.'s decision to refuse requests to detain individuals for immigration status solely. The killing of the bill that would have banned red light cameras and the passing of the $23M budget. Potential fracking bans on the 2014 ballot and a dispute over federal aid intended for Colorado flood victims. Updated budget for DIA hotel and transit center. Post game: The proposed 3.2 beer ban in Washington Park that ultimately did not pass.

NRA News. The First Amendment guide to the Second Amendment. 11 minutes. Apr. 22, 2014.

Colorado Inside Out. Apr. 18, 2014. Republican Gubernatorial Ballot after state assembly, protests surrounding the Senate Bill 175 or "Reproductive Health Freedom Act", marijuana edibles blamed for domestic murder. Post game: The impact of the upcoming 420 Rally on the city of Denver.

Colorado Inside Out. Mar. 21, 2014. Lisa Clements, wife of former Prisons Chief Tom Clements speaks out, Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development brings in new Co-Chairs, laws for recall elections are being examined by State Senate Democrats, state tax surplus numbers. Post game: Senate candidates Cory Gardner and Mark Udall polling numbers reveal a close race.

Colorado Inside Out. Mar. 14, 2014. The success of Colorado's health exchange, the GOP party opens new offices in Colorado and Secretary of State Scott Gessler loses appeal in Denver District Court over an initial complaint claiming he misused state funds. Colorado lawmakers consulted with legal counsel on how to use the overflow of taxes that may accumulate from pot sales. Denver's independent monitor suggests training for DPD. Post game: The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that the lawsuit against TABOR can move forward.

Colorado Inside Out. Mar. 7, 2014. Bob Beauprez enters Governor's race, the inmate early release in Aurora, the proposal for a air tanker fleet for Colorado, and the sentencing of Stevie Vigil for aiding Even Ebel. Post game: Results from the initial GOP caucuses for the 2014 election regarding the races for Governor and U.S. Senate.

The First Amendment Guide to the Second Amendment. University of Tennessee Law School program. Mar. 1, 2014.

Colorado Inside Out. Feb. 28, 2014. Rep. Cory Gardner entering the US Senate Race, Ken Buck leaving Senate Race and entering Race for Congressional District 4, Judge sets start date for James Holmes trial, Colorado adopts methane emission standards. Post game: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's veto on the controversial religious rights proposal.

Colorado Inside Out. Feb. 21, 2014. Gay Marriage ban lawsuit, Pot tax budget estimates, Scott Gessler and JBC committee remarks, and CDOT plan for US 36. Post game: CDOT plan for US 36. Feb. 21, 2014.

Ninth Circuit upholds right to carry. Blaze TV. Feb. 17, 2014.

Peruta decision. NRA News. 9 minutes. Feb. 14, 2014.

Colorado Inside Out. CDOT's contracts for US-36, Jeffco Superintendent resigns, defeated bill for concealed guns in schools and a lawsuit restricting recreational marijuana ads in newspapers and magazines. Post game: Federal documents released today about banking rules for recreational marijuana. Feb. 14, 2013.

Testimony on Colorado Senate Bill 14-038. Kopel testifies in favor of a bill to remove the Governor's power to ban the sale, transport, and dispensing of firearms whenever the Governor declares an emergency. Feb. 10, 2014.

Colorado Inside Out. Quinnipiac poll results for Gubernatorial and US Senate Races, Scott Gessler opts out of future GOP debates, possible changes to same day voter registration rules, Colorado Superintendents propose funding solutions to schools. Post game: Quinnipiac Poll showing current results of the Colorado Statewide races including upcoming Gubernatorial and US Senate races. Feb. 7, 2014.

Interview at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show. Guns.com. 3 minutes. Feb. 3, 2014.

Colorado Inside Out. Upcoming Governor and Senate campaigns debate over Colorado health care, Senator Udall's post State of the Union statements, CEA's lawsuit over Senate Bill 191 and the race for the Congressional Dist. 6. Post game: Voting results of the farm bill. Jan. 31, 2014.

NRA News. Kopel talks about his blogs now appearing in the Washington Post. 7 minutes. Jan. 29, 2014.

Obama's illegal recess appointments. Blaze TV. 10 min. Jan. 13, 2014.

Colorado Inside Out. Jan. 3, 2014. A look ahead to the major issues of 2014 including high profile election races and predictions for the 2014 legislature. Post game: A look at the non-political issues happening in 2014 including commercial pot shops opening and the James Holmes trial.


Colorado Inside Out. The panel takes a look at the major stories and issues in a review of 2013. Dec. 27, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. Updates in pot laws and readiness for 1-1-14, Rachel Zenzinger named as Hudak's replacement and Jane Norton endorsing Amy Stephens for US Senate. Post game: Results from Democratic focus group regarding the fall recall elections. Dec. 13, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. Senator Evie Hudak resigns before facing a recall effort, the City of Denver amends it's regulations on marijuana to allow smoking in private yards and porches, fast food workers protest for increased wages, a judge ruled against a Lakewood bakery for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Post game: Representative Jared Polis asks Colorado Oil and Gas Association to stop suing Colorado communities over fracking rights. Dec. 6, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination, major rulings in the Sigg and Holmes cases and the Quinnipiac polling results for Governor and Senate races. Post game: Changing of the filibuster rule in the U.S. Senate. Nov. 22, 2013.

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

Colorado Inside Out. Obamacare solutions, 2016 RNC and Sen. Evie Hudak. Panel includes Patricia Calhoun from Westword, Amy Oliver Cooke from the Independence Institute, Eric Sondermann from SE2 and Ed Sealover from the Denver Business Journal. Post game: Result of Broomfield's fracking moratorium vote. Nov. 15, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. Rockies co-owner getting busted for 2nd DUI. The big loss for Amendment 66 in the polls. Colorado school board races making national headlines. The future of the 51st state movement. Post game: Election results: Fracking bans passing and citizens' attitudes toward its use. Governor Hickenlooper taking losses in both fracking and Amendment 66. The impact of the marijuana tax and its effect on 2014. Nov. 8, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. Amendment 66, Proposition AA, school board races, pot ordinance eases up. Post game: Ads on buses and light rail about Palestinian/Israel conflict. Nov. 1, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. The Jon Benet Ramsey Grand Jury Indictments, Aurora Hotel lawsuits, Douglas County School Board races and Sen. Evie Hudak recall effort. Post game: Denver City Council's recreational marijuana proposal. Oct. 25, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. Auditor sues Dept. of Human Services, Third quarter fundraising numbers from Senate, Gubernatorial, CD6 races for 2014 Election. Post game: Efforts to recall Senator Evie Hudak. Oct. 18, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. Denver's Pot Ordinance, National Park and flooding update, Government Shutdown proposals. Post game: Sen. Morgan Carroll being elected State Senate President. Oct. 11, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. Affects of the government shutdown on Colorado, Campaign for Amendment 66 begins along with a lawsuit to stop SB 191, the teenager accused of killing Jessica Ridgeway pleads guilty in court. Post game: Commerce City police officer acquitted of animal cruelty charges. Oct. 4, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. The aftermath and flood damages in Colorado, concerns over oil spills emerging into remaining water and Alex Martinez resigns as Denver's Safety Manager to become counsel for DPS. Post game: Regulations surrounding the car service Uber. Sept. 20, 2013.

Assessing the Risks of the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty. Kopel addresses the concerns surrounding the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty on a panel at the Heritage Foundation. Sept. 12, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. The big pro-pot billboard outside Mile High, the Morse and Giron recall elections, and Syria. Post game: Pro-marijuana billboard at Sports Authority Field and worries about pot leaving the state. Sept. 6, 2013.

The Truth About Gun Control. Kopel gives a talk on his latest book. Heartland Institute speaker series. YouTube.com. Sept. 5, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. Colorado release of new branding logo, NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg donating $350,000 to recall elections in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, the DOJ will not enforce federal regulations on recreational marijuana shops in Colorado and Governor John Hickenlooper came out in opposition of the Colorado counties moving toward succeeding the state. Post game: The tax proposal for marijuana in Denver. Aug. 30, 2013.

ATF Party speech. Kopel discusses the lawsuit against the anti-gun bills at the Independence Institute's 11th annual Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Party. YouTube.com. 18 minutes.  Aug. 17, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. Developments in recall election of Morse and Giron unfold, Colorado judges review thousands of cases to fix potential mistakes made in sentencing prisoners, Denver proposes a tax-like incentive to grocery/convenience store consumers to ultimately reduce landfill waste. Aug. 16, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. Crime within 100 ft of medical marijuana shops, Representative Coffman speaking about immigration reform and challengers to the upcoming recall elections for Senate President John Morse and Senator Angela Giron. Post game: James Holmes' trial difficulties. Aug. 2, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. Greg Brophy enters the Governor's race, the one year anniversary of the Aurora movie theater shootings, Senators Morse and Giron's recall elections move forward. Post game: Mayor Michael Hancock's State of the State address. July 19, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. Agreement regarding a lawsuit against new gun laws, Gov. Hickenlooper supports School Finance Act and Colorado's marijuana tax process. Post game: Charges being dropped against the man accused of threatening Representative Rhonda Fields over gun legislation. July 12, 2013.

Truth About Gun Control animation. Animated video from publisher Encounter Books featuring a section of Kopel's book. YouTube.com. 4 minutes. July 11, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. Lobato Education Funding lawsuit decision, Denver City Council's pot straw poll, Douglas County Schools teacher pay plan. Post game: Metro area police chiefs claims against Adams County Sheriff. May 31, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. Tancredo and Gessler's possible 2014 Gubernatorial run, Sheriff's lawsuit against new gun laws, audit of current parole status of Colorado prisoners. Post game: Obama Administration's recent scrutiny. May 17, 2013.

Press Conference for 54 Sheriffs et al. v. Hickenlooper. The Independence Institute held a press conference announcing the lawsuit against the new anti-gun bills passed by the Colorado legislature and signed by Governor Hickenlooper. YouTube.com. 39 minutes. May 17, 2013.

The Truth About Gun Control presentation. Kopel presents on his book, "The Truth About Gun Control" and discusses the lawsuit against Colorado's anti-gun bills. YouTube.com. 50 minutes. May 14, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. Legislature wrap up, pot regulation, gun control, civil unions, in-state tuition for illegal immigrants, James Holmes plea. Post game: Denver Mayor's letter to work with Adams County to develop land around Denver International Airport. May 10, 2013.

In this Guns.com video, Kopel discusses the defeat of Manchin-Toomey, the current state of guns, and the gun debate in Colorado. Later, Kopel talks about his new book, The Truth About Gun Control in this video. May 9, 2013.

Wining With Women. Kopel presents the lawsuit to a packed room of liberty loving women. YouTube.com. 54 minutes. May 8, 2013.

Lunch Lawsuit Presentation. Kopel gives a presentation on some of the legal arguments in the lawsuit against the new anti-guns bills. YouTube.com. 48 minutes. May 8, 2013.

The Blaze TV. Discussion of the Kopel-led lawsuit against the gun control measures passed by the 2013 Colorado legislature. YouTube.com. 5 minutes. May 1, 2013.

NRA News. Kopel discusses the many problems of a firearms and mental health bill, and the fight between Mayor Bloomberg's deep pockets and the NRA. YouTube.com. 10 minutes. Apr. 24, 2013.

NRA News. Kopel discusses his new article on the Volokh Conspiracy blog, "The Pro-Gun Provisions of Manchin-Toomey Are Actually a Bonanza of Gun Control." YouTube.com. 6 minutes. Apr. 15, 2013.

NRA News. Kopel discusses his new National Review article, "Turning Gun Owners Into Felons." YouTube.com. 6 minutes. Apr. 5, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. President Obama's visit re:guns, new developments in Tom Clements murder investigation and James Holmes' case. Post game: DPS School Board chair announcing she won't run for re-election. Apr. 5, 2013.

NRA News. Kopel discusses NY Governor Cuomo's decision to suspend 7-round limit on magazines. YouTube.com. 7 minutes. Mar. 25, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. Three gun bills signed by Gov. Hickenlooper, Death Penalty repeal, Civil Unions bill signed into law. Post game: Ten year anniversary of the war in Iraq and the affect in Colorado. Mar. 22, 2013.

NRA News. Kopel discusses the fallout of the three new gun control bills signed by Governor Hickenlooper. The magazine ban is particularly egregious. YouTube.com. 16 minutes. Mar. 20, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. Gun Bills passing in Senate, Civil Unions passing the House, Medicaid Expansion, Raj Chohan's last show. Post game: Disgrace of the week and say something nice. Mar. 15, 2013.

NRA News. Kopel discusses the great hypocrisy in the Colorado legislature, whereby some legislators are both smearing certain magazines "designed for mass murder" and begging manufacturer Magpul to stay in Colorado. YouTube.com. 15 minutes. Mar. 13, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. Proposed gun legislation, Lobato vs. Colorado, Fort Collins fracking ban, Denver Police Chief rejected employee evaluations. Post game: Proposed gun legislation. Mar. 8, 2013.

NRA News. Kopel discusses the gun control measures heading through the Colorado legislature with host Cam Edwards. YouTube.com. 12 minutes. Mar. 7, 2013.

Testimony on Gun Bills at the Colorado State Capitol. On March 4, Kopel testified on 5 gun bills. Video of the testimony and Q & A are as follows: Universal Background Checks. 13 minutes. Magazine bans. 19 minutes. Fee for background checks. 6 minutes. Liability for manufacturers, sellers. 14 minutes. Concealed carry permit rules. 10 minutes. Mar. 4, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. Sequester cuts, Morse gun bill, Douglas County school vouchers, Amendment 64. Post game: Pope Benedict XVI resignation. Mar. 1, 2013.

NRA News. Kopel discusses gun manufacturers and sellers being held liable for "violent acts" in a new gun control bill from Senator John Morse. Includes the wildly bizarre definition of "assault weapon" as well. YouTube.com. 9 minutes. Feb. 27, 2013.

Gun Laws & the Second Amendment. Leadership Program of the Rockies. Colorado Springs. Feb. 22, 2013. C-Span 2. Panel with Kopel and others.

Colorado Inside Out. Denver D.A. and Police Chief dispute, gun law proposals, firefighters union bill and Vestas. Post game: The sequester cuts. Feb. 22, 2013.

NRA News. Kopel discusses the most contentious of new anti-gun laws in Colorado - campus carry. In particular, Rep. Joe Salazar's comments on rape drew big criticism. YouTube.com. 9 minutes. Feb. 20, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out.  State of the Union, Gun control proposals, Recreational Marijuana in Denver, State mental healthcare. Post game: The Pope's resignation. Feb. 15, 2013.

International Gun Control Debate. Kopel debates gun control policy as it relates to international law at the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver. YouTube.com. 58 minutes. Feb. 12, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. Proposed gun laws, DPD judgment, Insanity plea bill, Child welfare overhaul. Feb. 8, 2013.

NRA News. Kopel discusses Colorado's newly proposed gun control measures with host Cam Edwards. Additionally, Kopel explains the problems with Colorado's so-called instant background check system. YouTube.com. 14 minutes. Feb. 7, 2013.

Lou Dobbs Tonight. Kopel addresses new concerns over gun control and specifically, President Obama's comments about "weapons of war." YouTube.com. Feb. 4, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. Immigration reform, local gun proposals, Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia and Scott Gessler lawsuit. Post game: The fate of the Blue Mustang statue at DIA. Feb. 1, 2013.

NRA Daily News. Kopel recaps his appearance before the US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence. YouTube.com. 4 minutes. Jan. 30, 2013.

Fox News. After testifying in front of the Senate Committee, Kopel shares his take on the gun hearings. YouTube.com. 4 minutes. Jan. 30, 2013.

US Senate Judiciary Committee. Kopel provides testimony and fields questions on gun violence, public safety, and the right to arms. 23 minutes. Jan. 30, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. Obama Inauguration, gun control reaction and enterprise zone bill. Post game: Civil unions. Jan. 25, 2013.

How Gun Control and Gun Rights Can Be Friends. Kopel describes the history of gun rights and gun control in America. YouTube.com. 68 minutes. Jan. 22, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out. Ken Salazar stepping down, gun control proposals, Aurora Theater opening, shooting of animals in metro area. Post game: The Lance Armstrong interview. Jan. 18, 2013.

Challenges and Implications of President Obama's Gun Control Proposals. Comments on Obama's new gun proposals. PBS Newshour. 13 minutes. Jan. 16, 2013.

The Second Amendment in 2013. Cato Institute videocast. YouTube.com. 13 minutes. Jan. 11, 2013.

Lou Dobbs Tonight. Kopel discusses the possibility that the Obama administration would use executive order to tighten gun control. 7 minutes. Jan. 9, 2013.

Colorado Inside Out.  Reactions to the Aurora theaters opening, the fiscal cliff votes and gun registration. Post game: Pot regulation. Jan. 4, 2013.


Colorado Inside Out. Looking ahead to the big stories of 2013, looking at the legislature and other likely stories of the new year. Post game: Likely ballot issues in 2013. Dec. 28, 2012.

Colorado Inside Out. 2012 year in review, looking at the election and other major headlines of the year. Dec. 21, 2012.

CNN Newsroom. Kopel discusses potential causes and solutions to random mass shootings. YouTube.com. 6 minutes. Dec. 19, 2012.

NRA News. Kopel on Cam and Company. Why pretend gun-free zones are so dangerous. YouTube.com. 16 minutes. Dec. 18, 2012.

NRA Daily News. Kopel on NRA News with Ginny Simone on gun control, mental illness, and school shootings. YouTube.com. 11 minutes. Dec. 18, 2012.

Revisiting U.S. Policy on Mental Health, Gun Control After Sandy Hook Tragedy. Kopel on panel discussing guns and mental health. Transcript included. PBS Newshour. 15 minutes. Dec. 17, 2012.

Debate with Howard Dean. CNBC Squawk Box. 8 minutes. Dec. 17, 2012.

NRA News. Discussion of the big Moore v. Madigan gun rights win on Cam and Company. YouTube.com. 13 minutes. Dec. 12, 2012.

Colorado Inside Out. Developments in the Aurora Movie Shooter case, issues with Aurora and Denver Police, Education updates and Mitch Morrissey raise request. Post game: Football coach saga at CU. Dec. 7, 2012.

NRA News. Kopel talks about his appearance on CNN's Piers Morgan Show on the Cam and Company. YouTube.com. 12 minutes. Dec. 6, 2012.

Piers Morgan Show. Kopel discusses the murder-suicide by a Kansas City Chiefs player with anti-gun host and guest. CNN. 9 minutes. Dec. 3, 2012.

Colorado Inside Out. Amendment 64, the fiscal cliff debate, CU firing its football coach and the upcoming legislative session. Post game: 2013 legislative session. Nov. 30, 2012.

Colorado Inside Out. The Presidential Election, CO State House, Senate, and Congressional elections, CO ballot measures, and investigations against Scott Gessler. Post game: CO State House and Senate races. Nov. 9, 2012.

Colorado Inside Out. The effect of Hurricane Sandy on the Presidential Race, Colorado's Congressional Races heating up and predictions of how ballot issues will go on Election Day. Post game: Election Predictions. Nov. 2, 2012.

Colorado Inside Out. The Presidential Debate, Presidential Candidate rallies in CO, and property taxes in Denver. Post game: The Jessica Ridgeway case. Oct. 26, 2012.

Colorado Inside Out. Presidential Debate, gun permits on CU campus, Scott Gessler investigation. Post game: Amendment 64: Measure to legalize Marijuana in Colorado. Oct. 19, 2012.

Colorado Inside Out. Mitt Romney's visit to CO, Congressional ads and municipal complaints about fracking. Post game: Boulder's proposal to ban smoking on the Pearl Street Mall. Sept. 21, 2012.

Colorado Inside Out.  The Democratic National Convention, Paul Ryan visits CO Springs, and the Aurora theater shooter. Post game: The Democratic National Convention. Sept. 7, 2012.

Colorado Inside Out. MO Senate candidate's controversial remarks, Douglas County school conflict, Vestas Wind Systems layoffs, and Amendment 64. Aug. 28, 2012. Post game: The NAACP endorsement of Amendment 64.

Colorado Inside Out. Discussion of Paul Ryan as VP candidate, illegal alien deferment program, and CU dorms gun policy. Aug. 17, 2012. Post game: The outdoor marijuana advertising ban.

C-Span coverage of Independence Institute's 10th annual Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms Party. Opening remarks,  then a 17 minute speech by Kopel on Second Amendment issues. Keynote speech by David Martosko (Daily Caller) on nannyism. Aug. 11, 2012. 44 mins.

Colorado Inside Out. Romney and Obama battle for Colorado. Mental health of Aurora murderer. Aug. 10, 2012. Post game: Univ. of Colo. lobbyists have other clients.

What could have stopped temple shooting? USA Today. Aug. 7, 2012. Video discussion.

Media coverage of the Aurora murders. Kevin Dale (Denver Post) on  CPT12 "Devil's Advocate" show. July 27, 2012.

Colorado Inside Out. Aurora murders,  forest service wildfire report. July 27, 2012. Post game: Community reaction to the murders.

Will James Holmes get the Death Penalty? Colorado Theater Shooter Faces Death, Says Attorney. China National Central TV (CCTV), re-aired by Jewish News One. July 27, 2012.

PBS News Hour. July 23, 2012. Kopel appears at 4:04, at start of a 10 minute segment.

Colorado Inside Out. Patricia Calhoun, Mike Littwin, April Washington, and Kopel discuss the Aurora Murders. July 20, 2012. Post game: more on the murders.

Kopel and Piers Morgan agree: Thursday would have been the better day for a gun control debate. CNN. July 20, 2012.

CNN Reliable Sources. Howard Kurtz bemoans "a troubling thing that television does," namely the rush to "turn such an atrocity into ideological fodder while the victims are still being treated." As an example, plays Morgan/Kopel interchange, with Morgan insisting a gun control debate must take place on the night of the crime. July 22, 2012. Transcript. Video.

Colorado Inside Out. July 13, 2012. Lifting of the statewide fire ban, Mitt Romney's visit to Colorado, ten public trustees stepping down, and "Fight Back Colorado." Post game: more on the fires.

Colorado Inside Out. 1912 Time Machine episode. July 6, 2012. Patty Calhoun as Molly Brown, and Kevin Flynn as George Creel.

Obamacare decision explained. Excerpts from Kopel speech to Liberty on the Rocks, Louisville, Colorado. July 9, 2012:

Obamacare ruling discussion. Kopel on CPT12 "Devil's Advocate" show. June 29, 2012. 27 minutes.

Colorado Inside Out. June 29, 2012. Obamacare ruling. Wildfires in Colorado. Post game: Gang murder of Denver police officer.

Colorado Inside Out. June 22, 2012. Legal pushback against Metro State College tuition discount for illegal aliens, mail-in ballots, Mayor Hancock's plans to raise taxes. Post game:  Opposition to Christo's "Over the River" art project.

Colorado Inside Out.  June 15, 2012. Metro State College illegal alien tuition discount, the High Park fire. Post game: Out of state funding for marijuana initiative.

Colorado Inside Out. May 25, 2012. Controversial comments from Rep. Mike Coffman, President Obama's visit to the Air Force Academy, and the Denver City Budget. Post game: Denver Airport closes 3 of 4 smoking lounges.

Colorado Inside Out. May 18, 2012. Civil unions bill being killed, the passage of the Denver Camping Ban, bills passed and killed during the Special Session. Post game: Legislative special session.

Colorado Inside Out. May 11, 2012. President Obama's stance on same sex marriage and the fate of the civil unions bill. Post game: Mitt Romney's visit to Colorado.

Colorado Inside Out. May 4, 2012. Same-sex civil unions, Denver camping ban, Lower North Fork Fire, & I-70 plan. Post game: Sales tax holiday for school supplies.

Debate on constitutionality of Obamacare. Kopel vs. Univ. of Colo. Prof. Scott Moss. DU Law School. April 11, 2012.

Colorado Inside Out. April 6, 2012. North Fork Fire, disgraced former Sheriff Pat Sullivan, mail-in ballots, proposed camping ban in Denver. Post game: Romney and the 2012 primaries.

Colorado Inside Out. Mar. 23, 2012. Layoffs at Denver Post, Broncos toss away Tebow, Denver Police Department reforms, racists attack Denver Public School reforms, RTD negotiates on its broken promises. Post game: More on Tebow and Manning.

Colorado Inside Out. Mar. 16, 2012. Abortion pill mandate rallies, medical marijuana dispensaries, City Council redistricting in Denver. Post game: Denver Police Commander committee.

Venezuelan Government Suspends Gun Imports and Sales for One Year. NRA News. Mar. 12, 2012.

Gun and self-defense law reform after Heller. Kopel presentation at Fordham Law School. Kopel begins at 15:30. Mar. 9, 2012.

Colorado Inside Out. Mar. 2, 2012. Gov. Hickenlooper and natural gas drilling, Per Diem rates for legislators, the GOP Primary, and Denver Police. Post game: More on the Governor and fracking.

Colorado Inside Out. Feb. 24, 2012. Scott Gessler and campaign finance rules, Colorado Supreme Court upholds independent election expenditures, PERA bills.  Post game: Photo ID requirement for voting.

Colorado Inside Out. Feb. 17, 2012. Douglas Bruce sentenced to jail, Tabor lawsuit, and Civil Unions in Colorado. Post game: More on Kerr v. Hickenlooper.

Colorado Inside Out. Feb. 10, 2012. Rick Santorum wins the Colo. Republican Caucus, State Representative Laura Bradford, the No Child Left Behind program. Post game: More on the Colorado Caucus.

Colorado Inside Out. Jan. 27, 2012. State of the Union speech, the Asset Bill, the passing of Legislator Jerry Kopel, and debate over ballots. Post game: More on the State of the Union.

Colorado Inside Out. Jan. 20, 2012. Colorado's 6th Congressional District, the Red Light camera debate, Fastracks, and Dave Logan fired from Mullen High School. Post game: More on the 6th CD.

Colorado Inside Out. Jan. 13, 2012. Governor Hickenlooper's State of the State speech, the Colorado Legislature, and the New Hampshire Primary. Post game: Fostering entrepreneurship in Colorado.


Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 30, 2011. Predictions for the next year. Post game: More predictions.

Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 23, 2011. The year in review. Post game: Favorite new stories of 2011.

Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 16, 2011. Lobato vs. State of Colorado, Legislative maps, and the State Board of Ed.'s privacy rule rescinded. Post game: More on the Lobato school funding case.

Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 9, 2011.  Congressional map controversy, Joe Miklosi and the 6th CD, Denver Police Dept. text messages, and a potential space port. Post game: More on congressional maps.

Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 2, 2011. Arrest of former Arapahoe County sheriff Pat Sullivan, State Legis. map controversy, the cost of Occupy Denver, and the 2nd Amendment. Post game: State Legis. redistricting.

How Does The Independence Institute Make A Real Difference For Gun Rights? GunLawShow.com, Dec. 2011.

The McDonald Case, How Can We Learn From It? GunLawShow.com, Dec. 2011.

Colorado Inside Out. Nov. 18, 2011. A look back at the panelists and the topics that they covered during CIO's first 19 seasons, and Occupy Denver. Post game: Occupy.

Testimony, U.S. Senate subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism regarding S. 463. Nov. 17, 2011. Senator Schumer's bill to vastly expand the number of people prohibited from owning or temporarily possessing a firearm. Written testimony. Video of subcommittee hearing. Kopel's 5 minute prepared remarks begin at 72:41. At 103:40, there is a Q&A with Senator Grassley, with leads to follow-up questions with Senator Schumer, in which Kopel explains to Schumer what the Schumer bill actually does. Kopel discusses the bill on NRA News.

Colorado Inside Out. Nov. 11, 2011.  Corporate welfare for the stock show, new congressional district map, Gessler lawsuit reaction, Frontier Airlines, and Colorado Supreme Court eliminates confidentiality privilege for guardians ad litem. Post game: Redistricting.

Colorado Inside Out. Nov. 4. 2011. 2011 election results and the hiring of Denver's new Police Chief, Robert White. Post game: Election results.

Colorado Inside Out. Oct. 21, 2011.  Potential move of the National Western Stock Show, the death of Moammar Gaddafi, Medical Marijuana workers unionize, and vagrants on the 16th Street. Post game: Medical marijuana workers.

Colorado Inside Out. Oct. 14, 2011. Occupy Denver protests and negative campaign ads.

Colorado Inside Out. Post game Oct. 14, 2011. More on Occupy Denver.

Colorado Inside Out. Oct. 7, 2011. Stock Show report, Banks and ATF respond to MMJ, Wall St. protests in Denver, and NREL cuts.

Colorado Inside Out. Post game Oct. 7, 2011. Federal crackdown on medical marijuana.

Colorado Inside Out. Sept. 30, 2011. President Obama's visit, Listeria outbreak's affects, Online school audit, Initiative 300 (Denver sick leave).

Colorado Inside Out. Post game Sept. 30, 2011. Obama visit, Buffet tax.

Tighter Regulation Needed of Small Weapons, Jamaica tells General Assembly. Also, amicus brief on right to carry in Illinois. NRA News. Sept. 28, 2011.

Kopel testified on Sept. 13 before the U.S. House subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, regarding H.R. 822, which would set up a national system of interstate reciprocity for concealed handgun carry permits. Kopel's 24-page written testimony. Video of the subcommittee hearing.

Colorado Inside Out. Sept. 9, 2011. Colo. changes record-keeping procedures related to Homeland Security funds. Civil Service Commission reinstates two previously-fired Denver Police officers, and Latino groups submit new redistricting maps.

Colorado Inside Out. Post game Sept. 9, 2011. Accounting for Homeland Security grants.

The "Collective Right" and the Second Amendment. NRA News. Sept. 4, 2011.

Colorado Inside Out. Sept. 2, 2011. DU study on the Colorado State Budget, Douglas County schools vouchers, Fastracks receives a one billion dollar grant, infighting among marijuana pro-legalization groups.

Colorado Inside Out. Post game Sept. 2, 2011. DU study.

Colorado Inside Out. Aug. 26, 2011. Mayor Hancock naming Alex Martinez as Manager of Safety, CDOT proposing partnership to remedy I-70 traffic, Scott Gessler criticized, and RTD recommending cuts.

Colorado Inside Out. Post game Aug. 26, 2011. Fines against Larimer County Republican Party.

Colorado Inside Out. Aug. 19, 2011. Halting of the Douglas County vouchers, Hancock's State of the City address, and English-only ballots.

Colorado Inside Out. Post game Aug. 19, 2011. Coffman's proposal for English-only ballots.

Colorado Inside Out. Aug. 12, 2011. Political response to stock market fluctuations, proposed new State Senate and State House maps, and Michael Hancock's staff's high salaries.

Colorado Inside Out. Post game Aug. 12, 2011. Stock market gyrations.

Colorado Inside Out. Aug. 5, 2011. Debt Ceiling Agreement, new rules for Hydraulic Fracturing, and the Lobato School Funding Lawsuit.

Colorado Inside Out. July 29, 2011. Charles Garcia resigns, Districting reapportionment, scrutiny of the Denver Police, and CO death row inmates move to a Sterling prison.

Colorado Inside Out. Post game July 29, 2011. Former Mayor Wellington Webb and districting reapportionment.

Colorado Inside Out. July 22, 2011. Michael Hancock sworn in as mayor and Bill Vidal's legacy, Governor Hickenlooper announces the Colorado Blueprint, Michael Bennet and the "Gang of Six."

Colorado Inside Out. Post game July 22, 2011. Hickenlooper's Colorado Blueprint.

Operation "Fast & Furious." Kopel explains the federal government's gunrunning fiasco. Devil's Advocate, CPT 12, July 22, 2011.

Colorado Inside Out. July 15, 2011. DUIs and the Denver Police Department, Xcel and wind power in Boulder, Initiative 100 overturned, and the Casino tax-break dilemma.

Colorado Inside Out. Post game July 15, 2011. Xcel and windfarms in Boulder.

Colorado Inside Out. 1951 time machine episode. First aired in early July 2011.

Colorado Inside Out. June 24, 2011. ACLU School Voucher Lawsuit, Casino Tax controversy, Aurora Hotel announcement and Initiative 100 repeal.

Colorado Inside Out. Post game June 24, 2011. ACLU lawsuit against Douglas County voucher program.

Colorado Inside Out. June 17, 2011. Mayor Hancock's cell phone scandal, The Colorado Health Foundation sells its shares of Major Metro Area Hospital Group, Congressman Doug Lamborn, and rural farming.

Colorado Inside Out. June 17, 2011. Post game Rep. Doug Lamborn on NREL funding.

Finland Tightens Gun Law After School Shootings. NRA News. June 14, 2011.

Colorado Inside Out. June 10, 2011. Winners and losers from the Denver Mayoral Race, and Hickenlooper looking at the Secure Communities program.

Colorado Inside Out. June 10, 2011. Post game Secure Communities.

Thom Hartmann Show. David Kopel on Thom Hartmann's "The Big Picture" television show, June 8, 2011. Discussing terrorism, gun shows, Mexico, and more. 6:29 video.

Is Carrying an Unloaded Handgun an Effective Means of Self-Defense? Discusses Kopel's recent amicus brief in the 9th Circuit. NRA News. June 6, 2010. 7 minute video.

Colorado Inside Out. June 3, 2011. Denver Mayoral Race, an email from Police Sergeant Ricki Stern to Denver Safety Manager Charles Garcia, Governor Hickenlooper issues his first veto.

Colorado Inside Out. June 3, 2011. Post game Hickenlooper veto of bill to create small fees for CHP medical welfare program.

Campaign Seeks to Halt US-Mexico Arms Flow. Petition drive by anti-American leftist group, and others, wrongly blames U.S. for Mexican crime guns. NRA News. May 31, 2011. 6:50 video, YouTube.

Colorado Inside Out. May 27, 2011. Post game Lawsuit against Taxpayer's Bill of Rights.

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.

Colorado Inside Out. May 20, 2011. Denver mayoral race, proposal to raise taxes for education, Marvin Booker case, Joe Biden visits Colo. Post game: Rollie Heath's tax hike.

Colorado Inside Out. May 13, 2011. Analysis of the 2011 Legislative Session. Polls and endorsements for the Denver Mayoral Race. The Marvin Booker case.

Colorado Inside Out. May 6, 2011. Death of Osama bin Laden and its impact. The Denver Mayoral Race. Post game: Redistricting gridlock.

Colorado Inside Out. April 22, 2011. Redistricting gridlock, the Denver Mayoral Race, driving stoned, the CO State Senate passing the Asset Bill (in-state tuition for illegal aliens). Post game: More on redistricting.

Colorado Inside Out. April 15, 2011. Denver Mayoral Race, President Obama's deficit plan, Rep. Cory Gardner's plan to drill for oil in Alaska. Post game: more on Obama spending.

Colorado Inside Out. April 8, 2011.  Denver Police Chief Gerry Whitman, the potential Federal Government shutdown, the CO State Budget, State Officials issue wildfire warnings. Post game: more on state budget.

Colorado Inside Out. April 1, 2011. The passing of Pierre Jimenez, the Denver Mayoral Race, the Civil Unions Bill, Ryan Call's election as the new Chair of the State GOP. Post game: more on civil unions.

Colorado Inside Out. March 25, 2011. Denver Mayoral race, U.S. forces committed to Libya, a bill to grant civil union rights to same sex couples, a proposed mandate of the Secure Communities Federal Immigration Program. Post game: more on civil unions.

Egypt: Triggered by Safety Concerns, Gun Ownership on the Rise. NRA News. March 24, 2011.

Colorado Inside Out. March 18, 2011. Nuclear crisis in Japan and its effects on a potential nuclear energy facility in Pueblo, big news in three major school districts in the Denver area, the Denver mayoral race begins to heat up. Post game: Douglas County school vouchers.

Colorado Inside Out. March 11, 2011. Governor Hickenlooper overturning a Department of Liquor Enforcement rule, Protests in Wisconsin, The debate over state spending cuts, Colorado's unemployment rate. Post game: beer sales controls.

Colorado Inside Out. Mar. 4, 2011. Proposal of a tax increase to fund education, Denver's Mayoral Forum, the free speech rights of the Westboro Baptist Church, authorities considering charging a 12-year-old as an adult in a murder case. Post game: more on Rollie Heath's tax increase.

Justice Stephen Breyer and James Madison. NRA News. Feb. 27, 2011.

Colorado Inside Out. Feb. 25, 2011. Census shows Colorado has grown more diverse and El Paso County has become its most populous county, Protests in Wisconsin, Civil unrest in Libya. Post game: more on census.

Colorado Inside Out. Feb. 18, 2011. Democratic reaction to Gov. Hickenlooper's budget, Congressional cuts to CPB funding, proposal to change amendments and same sex civil unions. Post game: Governor's budget.

Colorado Inside Out. Feb. 11, 2011. Topics include Colorado Republican Party Chair Dick Wadhams, Denver Mayor Guillermo Vidal, Colorado Public Utilities Commission Chair Ron Binz, Senator Michael Bennet recommending a Teacher Corps. Post game: Wadhams.

Obamacare Ruled Unconstitutional. Feb. 4, 2011. On the Colorado Public Television program "Devil's Advocate," Kopel and Rob Natelson about the court challenges tot he health control law. 30 minutes, YouTube.

Colorado Inside Out. Feb. 4, 2011. Protests in Egypt, the Senate proposal of the Asset Bill (in-state tuition for illegal aliens), the FasTracks task force of the Metro Mayor's Caucus. Post game: Asset Bill.

Colorado Inside Out, Jan. 28, 2011. SOTU content and seating. Colo. SOS Gessler's moonlighting plan. Post game: State of the Union.

Colorado Inside Out, Jan. 21, 2011. Obamacare repeal vote. Race for State Republican Chair. Colorado proposal for Arizona-style law. Bill to mandate default opt-in for organ donations. Post game: Repeal of health control act.

SHOT Show 2011. NRA News. Jan. 17, 2011. YouTube video.

Colorado Inside Out, Jan. 14, 2011. Gov. Hickenlooper's State of the State, the Tucson shootings and the legislative session. Post game: Tucson.


Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 31, 2010. A look at potential big stories such as Governor Hickenlooper's first year in office, issues in the State Legislature and what may happen in the Denver Mayoral race. Post game: What will be the big issue in 2011?

Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 24, 2010. Year in review program looks back at the election and issues the state legislature tackled in 2010. Post game: What election story was most memorable?

Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 17, 2010. Status of the Health Care Reform lawsuits, Zipper Lane Proposals, civil unions legislation and Denver's growing Mayoral race. Post game: zipper lanes.

Barack Obama and Gun Control: Effective and Shrewd. NRA News. Dec. 16, 2010. YouTube video.

Colorado Inside Out, Dec. 10, 2010. New federal tax/spending agreement. Douglas County school voucher proposal. Dueling Daylight savings ideas. Dan Maes' personal campaign expenses.

Colorado Inside Out, Dec. 3, 2010. Republican illegal immigration summit. Bennet's remarks about the lame duck. Denver mayoral race.

Colorado Inside Out. Nov. 5, 2010. 2010 election results, including the Governor's race, the US Senate race and the races for Congress.

NRA News. Kopel analyzes the 2010 election results. Nov. 3, 2010.

Colorado Inside Out. Oct. 29, 2010. Overview of the US Senate, Governor's and Congressional races

Colorado Inside Out. Oct. 15, 2010. Developments in the Senate race, Denver Post endorsements and health care reform lawsuits.

Colorado Inside Out. Oct. 8, 2010. Meeting in Morrison between Tom Tancredo and Dan Maes, the U.S. Senate race, tuition rate hikes and the Mexican consulate.

Colorado Inside Out. Oct. 1, 2010. Momentum in the Tancredo campaign, no charges being filed in the Booker case and Sen. Udall's filibuster bill.

Press conference against proposition 102. Initiative to eliminate alternatives to bail bonds. Sept. 20, 2010.

Colorado Inside-Out. Sept. 17, 2010. Results from the Club 20 debates, updates in the Governor's race and the report of police case settlements in Denver.

Colorado Inside-Out. Sept. 3, 2010. Dan Maes losing GOP endorsements, the end of the combat mission in Iraq, and Ritter's staff dealing with Am. 41.

Colorado Inside-Out. Aug. 27, 2010. Ron Perea's resignation, failure to get Race to the Top funding, and Tancredo tapping Miller as his running mate.

Colorado Inside-Out. Aug. 20, 2010. Developments in the Gubernatorial race, recent alleged police beatings and political ramifications from the proposed mosque in NYC.

Colorado Inside-Out. Aug. 13, 2010. Analysis of all of the big primary races decided on August 10th.

Colorado Inside-Out. Aug. 6, 2010. Previews of the big primary races to be decided on August 10th.

McDonald explained. Kopel on "Devil's Advocate." Colorado Public Television, channel 12, Denver. July 9, 2010. YouTube: part 1, part 2, part 3. Half-hour.

Colorado Inside-Out. July 9, 2010. Topics include flip flopping allegations against Hickenlooper, Michael Steele's visit, the Arizona immigration lawsuit, and Tancredo's comment at the Buck rally.

***Kopel oral testimony on Kagan nomination. Starts at 41:09. YouTube of Kopel only, including Q&A with Senators Sessions and Hatch.

Colorado Inside-Out. June 25, 2010. Jane Norton's attack on Ken Buck regarding Buck's sympathy for a persecuted gun store owner. Norton's low-end advertising campaign.

Kopel Senate briefing on Kagan and McDonald. U.S. Senate Second Amendment Task Force. June 21, 2010. Link to the 22 minute video, and links to presentations by Stephen Halbrook and Hans Von Spakovsky. YouTube.

Debate with former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Jean Dubofsky. Constitutionality of Obamacare. CU Law School. April 28, 2010. (Video and audio are often out of sync by several seconds.) 96 minutes.


Aiming for Liberty on "Independent Thinking." Kopel's new book. KBDI channel 12 TV, Denver. 1/2 hour. Nov. 27, 2009. YouTube. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Playlist.

Obama Billboard Causing a Stir. Kopel appears on a short news segment on Channel 7, Denver. Nov 20, 2009. YouTube.

Ari Armstrong interviews Kopel at the Independence Institute's 25 anniversary dinner, about the long-term role of the Independence Institute. Nov. 19, 2009. 7 minutes. YouTube.

Kenya proposes execution of gun owners. NRA News. 7:39. YouTube.

Mexico, drug prohibition, and gun control. Gun Rights Policy Conference. St. Louis. Sept. 27, 2009. 8 minutes. YouTube.

The United Nations and the Second Amendment. Gun Rights Policy Conference. St. Louis. Sept. 26, 2009. 10 minutes. YouTube.

The Second Amendment in the Supreme Court. Kopel speaks to the Global General Gathering of the Triple 9 Society, and explains the upcoming Supreme Court case on whether the Fourteenth Amendment makes the Second Amendment applicable to state and local governments. Sept. 6, 2009. 86 minutes, video. Watch. Download mp4.

Kopel's testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, regarding the Second Amendment record of Judge Sonia Sotomayor. Written testimony in PDF (much longer than the oral testimony). Video of Kopel's testimony to the Committee, July 16, 2009, C-Span. Other C-Span video, Kopel at 38:58.

Kopel on Independent Thinking. HR 45, guns in national parks, a new Montana law to challenge the limits of the commerce clause, and the fallacy of U.S. guns in Mexico. KBDI television. July 10, 2009. YouTube video.

Nannyism and gun control. Kopel speaks at the Nannyism panel held at the Warwick Hotel, Denver, Colorado, as part of the Independence Institute's annual "Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms" celebration. June 19, 2009. 18:46. MySpace video.

Should Colorado join the interstate compact which attempts to turn the Electoral College into a national popular vote? Dave Kopel and former State Senator Ken Gordon debate the issue on Independent Thinking. Kopel argues that the Electoral College is superior, and that, in any case, the compact is unconstitutional. April 10, 2009. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.


What's Wrong with the Patriot Act? Dave Kopel and Cathryn Hazouri (head of the Colorado chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union). Part of the the University of Colorado Denver Student Life office's Anatomy of War series. October 8, 2008. Available in 7 parts on YouTube. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7.

Supreme Court Victory: Now What? Independent Thinking television show. Kopel and the head of Colorado's Million Mom March. July 12, 2008. 27 minutes.

Taiwan Presidential Election Analysis with David Kopel. Originally broadcast on KBDI-TV channel 12, Denver, April 4, 2008. Filmed at the Public Television Service station, Taipei, Taiwan, March 20, 2008. Kopel interviews Dr. Yen Chen-Sen from the National Chengchi University's Institute of International Relations and Dr. Lai I-Chung from Taiwan ThinkTank. Video.

Press conference after the oral argument in District of Columbia v. Heller. Mar. 18, 2008. C-Span. The first half of the press conference is Mayor Fenty and other D.C. spokespersons. Kopel appears in the background at about 11:24, and speaks from about 18:20 to 19:33. C-Span video, Kopel at 21:30. MP3 of the pro-Heller portion.

NRA News interview on the Supreme Court steps, after oral argument in Heller. Mar. 18, 2008. YouTube.

American Constitution Society panel on DC v. Heller. Moderated by Dahlia Lithwick of Slate, the panel features a discussion with John Payne (formerly of the D.C. Corporation Counsel's office; attorney of record on the Brady amicus brief, and currently head of the NAACP LDF), Carl Bogus (Prof. of Law at Roger Williams, and lead author on a pro-DC amicus brief of some historians) and Dave Kopel. The debate was held at the National Press Club, in Washington, D.C.; on March 13, 2008. The video and audio are available here. C-Span video.

2007 and before

A Question of Balance. Firearms policy symposium held at the Tower of London. Available for free (registration required) at XONtv; after registration, look under "Documentaries" and then under "Snow Goose Productions. The individual speakers are in separate segments; Kopel appears in the segment on "Firearms Possession" (by "non-state actors"). Originally filmed May 1-2, 2003.

Channel 7's coverage of Kopel's Nov. 5 speech to the CU Federalist society, and CU students' "empty holster" protest of the University's pretend gun-free zone.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows--One Week Later. July 29, 2007, on "Your Show," Hosted by Adam Schrager. Channel 20 KTVD/ 9News, Denver. Video. Script.

Gun Control Debate with Arnold Grossman, "One Nation Under Guns" and David Kopel, "Gun Control and Gun Rights". Description: The Denver Press Club hosts a debate on the issue of gun control. Arnold Grossman, author of "One Nation Under Guns - An Essay on An American Epidemic," argues the pro-gun control case while David Kopel, co-editor of "Gun Control and Gun Rights: A Reader and Guide" speaks for the opposing side. The debate is moderated by Cynthia Hessin, executive producer of Rocky Mountain PBS. The debate was broadcast on C-Span's Book TV. C-Span video. You can also watch a replay of the debate in Quicktime or in WMV format. The replay is produced by the Independence Institute's iVoices.org multimedia center; the on-line replay used the C-Span feed; the iVoices version occasionally pixelates the video. In addition, you can read Kopel's Book review of One Nation Under Guns: an Essay on an American Epidemic by Arnie Grossman. Kopel dissects a book riddled with factual and legal errors, and which, unintentionally, reveals why the gun control movement in the United States has become such a failure in recent years.

Firearms Regulation, International Law and Human Rights, in 2d annual "Firearms Law & the Second Amendment Symposium". George Mason University School of Law. Oct. 7, 2006. Windows Media hi low. QuickTime hi low. Main page for symposium.

Second Amendment Symposium, George Mason University School of Law, Sept. 24, 2005. The English religious roots of the Second Amendment right to resist tyranny. Windows Media hi low. QuickTime hi low.

The right to arms to resist genocide. Windows Media hi low. QuickTime hi low.

Cities sue the gun industry. Dave Kopel debates Jonathan Lowy from Handgun Control, Inc., regarding the municipal lawsuits. Cato Institute. Feb. 26, 1999. You need the Real Video player to watch the 1 1/2 hour debate. C-Span archive.

"Assault weapons." Senate Judiciary Committee. Aug. 3, 1993. C-Span, Kopel at 198:54, and in Q&A with Senator Feinstein at end of panel. C-Span.


Kopel Emmy awardsWe win the Emmy! The annual "time machine" episode of Colorado Inside-Out garners a threepeat, winning the best documentary award for the third year in a row, from the Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. This year's win is also a Triple Crown, with Emmy awards for best sound, and best program. Watch the award-winning 1935 episode of CIO (produced in 2010), including Kopel as law professor Israel Ben Koplowitz, a Democratic supporter of Al Smith who is skeptical of FDR. Some other episodes: 1951 (produced in 2011), 1959 episode (Emmy winner, produced in 2009), 1858 episode (Emmy winner, produced in 2008). Also: 1927 (2008 Emmy nominee).








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