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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Sneak Attack on Washington State

Did you know the Winchester 1903, a .22-caliber rifle that has a 10-round tube magazine, is a “semi-automatic ...


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The 1986 Plastic Gun Panic

Have you heard about the "undetectable plastic gun"? The gun control lobbies call it is "tailor-made for terrorism." ...


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Kopel: Judge Kavanaugh and the Second Amendment

No nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court has had such a detailed record on Second Amendment as does ...

Washington Post  

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The American Indian foundation of American gun culture

It is widely agreed that the United States has an exceptional gun culture. Although Great Britain is America’s ...

Volokh Conspiracy  

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Hearing Protection Act and ‘silencers’

Congress is considering the “Hearing Protection Act,” which would change federal regulation of gun “silencers.” Here’s a guide ...

The Hill  

Monday, June 19, 2017

Want to stop mass shootings? Let’s get more guns in the right hands

The recent mass murders on London Bridge ended eight minutes after they began, when armed English police officers ...

The Volokh Conspiracy  

Friday, November 6, 2015

Sharing firearms for informal target shooting: Another legitimate activity outlawed by Everytown’s ‘universal background checks’

Here are two things that a person might do with a firearm: 1. Sell the firearm to a ...

The Washington Post  

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Kopel: How Everytown’s background check law impedes firearms safety training and self-defense

Today, many gun control advocates are pushing for what they call universal background checks. In this and future ...

The Washington Post  

Monday, October 26, 2015

The 2nd Circuit’s second-class Second Amendment intermediate scrutiny

Today, I will examine the 2nd Circuit’s creation of a second-class version of intermediate scrutiny for the Second ...

The Washington Post  

Thursday, October 22, 2015

2nd Circuit upholds N.Y. and Conn. arms bans; contradicts Heller and McDonald

On Monday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit upheld most of the 2013 arms prohibition ...


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