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Latest short articles and commentary

Guns on university campuses: The Colorado experience. Washington Post. April 20, 2015.

Waking to a Dangerous World. America's 1st Freedom. March 2015. Violence around the world is causing a change in firearm policies in many countries, and also a pro-gun shift in attitude here in the United States.

Facts about mental illness and crime. Washington Post. Feb. 20, 2015.

Argentina's free press is in grave danger. Book review of Tiempos Turbulentos. The Kirchner regime's war on the free press and civil society. Washington Post. Feb. 9, 2015.

Podcasts, Radio & Video

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.

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.

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

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.

Latest Books, Monographs and Journal articles

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, issue 4 (forthcoming 2016).

Reforming Mental Health Law to Protect Public Safety and Help the Severely Mentally Ill. 59 Howard Law Journal (2015, forthcoming). With Clayton Cramer & Carolyn J. Dobbins.

The History of Firearms Magazines and of Magazine Prohibition. 88 Albany Law Review 849 (2015).

The Posse Comitatus and the Office of Sheriff: Armed Citizens Summoned to the Aid of Law Enforcement. 104 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 671 (2015).

The First Amendment Guide to the Second Amendment. 81 Tennessee Law Review 419 (2014).

The First Amendment Guide to the Second Amendment. 81 Tennessee Law Review 419 (2014).

Does the Second Amendment Protect Firearms Commerce? 127 Harvard Law Review 230 (2014).

From Razing a Village to Razing the Constitution: The Branch Davidian Stand-Off Twenty Years Later. 36 Reason Papers 72 (2014). With Paul Blackman.

Media quotes and cites

Freddie Gray death: Should it really be illegal to carry a knife in the city? Christian Science Monitor. April 22, 2015.

Rand Paul's Pro-Gun Past Is Remarkable, Even Among Republicans. Huffington Post. April 15, 2015.

Group Harms Gun Rights. Colorado Springs Gazette. April 14, 2015. Dudley Brown group fights against relegalizing 30-round magazines.

Gun rights front and center at Evergreen Tea Party meeting. Canyon Courrier. Feb. 11, 2015.

PA Township Posts Signs: ‘This is not a gun free zone’. Breitbart.com. Feb. 9, 2015.

Senate concealed carry battle: Go ahead. Make their wait longer. Denver Post. Feb. 5, 2015.

Denver Auditor Dennis Gallagher is surely one of a kind, as documentary shows. Kopel quoted on the great Denver politician. Colorado Statesman. Jan. 30, 2015.

Gun Control Groups See Future in State Ballot Initiatives. Time. Nov. 5, 2014.

Courts and Legislatures

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.

Independence Institute, Cato Institute, Reason Foundation amicus brief in support of the SCt cert petition in Kerr v. Hickenlooper. Primary and Cato Authors: Ilya Shapiro, Julio Colomba, David B. Kopel, Manuel S. Klausner. Nov. 20, 2014.

Joel Esquenzi and Carlos Rodriguez v. United States of America. Washington Legal Foundation and the Independence Institute amicus brief in support of petitioners. United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Sept. 11, 2014.

Taxpayers for Public Education v. Douglas County School District (2014). Independence Institute amicus brief to the Colorado Supreme Court in the Douglas County school vouchers case in support of the respondents.

Constitutional law professors in Jerusalem passport case, Zivotofsky v. Kerry, file Supreme Court amicus brief in support of petitioner.

The documents in Cooke et al. v. Hickenlooper are available here. Fifty-five Sheriffs, the Colorado Farm Bureau, disabled citizens, hunting guides, Women for Concealed Carry, and other plaintiffs have filed suit against the Colorado bills that ban magazines, and that outlaw some temporary transfers of firearms.

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