Nueva diplomacia. Gabinete de Trump. La Razón (Spain). Dec. 17, 2016.
Un Principio Basico Para China (Taiwan). La Razón (Spain). Dec. 13, 2016.
Incógnitas del voto oculto. La Razón (Spain). Nov. 4, 2016.
Don Kates. Entry about a founding father of modern Second Amendment scholarship, in Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law. Don passed away on Nov. 1, 2016.
Why the anti-tyranny case for the 2nd Amendment shouldn't be dismissed so quickly. Vox. Aug. 22, 2016.
How Gun Control Led to Genocide in this Small European Country. The story of Bosnia. Conservative Review. Aug. 8, 2016. by Jasmin Dolamic, former Ind. Inst. intern.
Algernon Sidney: A father of the Declaration of Independence. Washington Post. July 3, 2016.
Origins of the Declaration of Independence: Samuel Rutherford’s ‘Lex, Rex.’ Washington Post. July 2, 2016.
The history of LGBT gun-rights litigation. Washington Post. June 17, 2016.
Peruta v. San Diego, analyzed. Washington Post. June 11, 2016.
In the Media
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.
Television, Radio, Podcasts
Czech Republic urges armed citizens to shoot terrorists. Cam & Company. NRA News. Jan. 4, 2017.
Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 30, 2016. Predictions for 2017. Full episode. One-word predictions. Trump presidency. Colorado legislative session. Postgame: Homelessness.
Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 23, 2016.Year in review. Full episode. Best word for the year. Presidential election. Colorado elections. Bset and worst of 2016. Postgame: grab bag.
Firearms United successfully pushes back against EU gun ban proposal. Cam & Company. NRA News. Dec. 22, 2016.
Colorado Inside Out. Dec. 16, 2016. Full episode. Colo. electors try to block Trump. Hysteria at CU over Milo speech. Sun Valley neighborhood in Denver gets federal housing grant. Hanover School District votes for armed teachers. Postgame: Possible FBI investigation into VA hospital construction fraud.
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 Monographs & 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.
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 (2015).
The Costs and Consequences of Gun Control. Cato Institute Policy Analysis no. 784 (Dec. 1, 2015).
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. 58 Howard Law Journal 715 (2015). With Clayton Cramer.
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).
In the Courts
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 Enforcement 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.