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24 Nov 2015, 3:05 pm by Eugene Volokh
The opinion also cites our own David Kopel’s “Knives and the Second Amendment” (co-written with Clayton Cramer and Joe Olson), and offers an implicit safety tip, in explaining how the prosecution came about: Herrmann was injured in his home while showing his switchblade knife to a friend. [read post]
20 Nov 2015, 8:09 am by David Kopel
One reasons why the First and Second Amendments are good constitutional neighbors is that they both protect religious liberty. [read post]
15 Nov 2015, 7:40 am by Walter Olson
David Kopel writes that “background check” laws pushed by the Bloomberg anti-gun campaign in states like Colorado and Washington have weird effects, whether intended is not entirely clear, on such topics as safe storage of firearms, the sharing of firearms during informal target shooting, and the legality of handgun possession by 18-21 year olds. [read post]
6 Nov 2015, 9:30 pm by Dan Ernst
David Kopel replies to criticism of the treatment of English legal history and the right to carry arms in an amicus brief in Wrenn v. [read post]
3 Nov 2015, 7:38 pm by David Kopel
In this off-off-year election, two states attracted had elections where firearm issues played a major role. [read post]
3 Nov 2015, 10:07 am by David Kopel
One of the major sources for guns used by violent criminals is the theft of guns from law-abiding citizens. [read post]
2 Nov 2015, 4:52 pm by David Kopel
Today, many gun control advocates are pushing for what they call universal background checks. [read post]
31 Oct 2015, 12:25 am by David Kopel
She writes that: The amicus brief by Kopel et al. paints a picture of widespread gun carrying incongruous with this well-established history. [read post]
23 Oct 2015, 10:30 am by David Kopel
On Wednesday I examined two aspects of Monday’s 2nd Circuit decision mostly upholding firearms and magazine bans in New York and Connecticut, in New York State Rifle & Pistol Assoc. v. [read post]
17 Oct 2015, 5:40 am by Steve Lubet
Over at the Volokh Conspiracy, David Kopel has put up a post -- called Alan Steinweis's Bad History --  responding to Steinweis's oped in the New York Times. [read post]
15 Oct 2015, 3:41 am by Steve Lubet
  A few days ago at the Volokh Conspiracy, David Kopel wrote that "Jewish armed resistance to the Nazis saved many lives by hastening Hitler's defeat. [read post]
14 Oct 2015, 1:56 pm by David Kopel
The 2015 supplement for my textbook “Firearms Law and the Second Amendment” is now available from Aspen Publishers, on the publisher’s page for the book. [read post]
10 Oct 2015, 2:06 pm by David Kopel
During World War II, 30,000 Jewish partisans fought in Eastern Europe, in their own combat units. [read post]
9 Oct 2015, 4:03 pm by David Kopel
Should D.C. residents have the same right to the licensed carry of defensive handguns as the people in most states? [read post]