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Short Articles

Commonwealth v. Hicks, 208 A.3d 916 (Pa. 2019)  The Federalist Society.  October 24, 2019.
Plenty of red flags in Colorado’s ‘extreme risk’ protection order bill (with David Kopel)  The Complete Colorado.  February 19, 2019.
Gun Ban for Young Adults Would be Wholly Unconstitutional (with David Kopel)  The Hill.  March 13, 2018. 
Congress Should Use Constitutional Power to Force States to Honor Gun Rights (with David Kopel)  The Hill.  December 31, 2017.
What If There Were Serious Gun Controls? (with David Kopel)  The Hill.  November 8, 2017.
We Need Judges Who Stand For Gun Rights (with David Kopel)  America's 1st Freedom.  September 28, 2017.
The Racist Origin of Gun Control Laws (with David Kopel)  The Hill.  August 22, 2017.
D.C. Circuit Strikes Down “Good-Reason” Requirement for Handgun Carry Licenses  The Federalist Society.  July 26, 2017.
Federal Court Enjoins California Large-Capacity Magazine Confiscation (with David Kopel)  Washington Post.  June 30, 2017.
Want to Stop Mass Shootings? Let’s Get More Guns in the Right Hands (with David Kopel)  The Hill.  June 18, 2017.
Bauer v. Becerra  The Federalist Society.  June 6, 2017. 
2017 is Shaping Up to be Another Winning Year for Gun Owners (with David Kopel)  The Hill.  April 25, 2017.
Anti-Gunners are Savaging Gorsuch for Vindicating an Innocent Man (with David Kopel)  The Hill.  March 7, 2017.
Fourth Circuit Misinterprets Supreme Court 2nd Amendment Precedent  The Federalist Society.  February 27, 2017.
Silvester v. Harris: Watered-Down Intermediate Scrutiny  The Federalist Society.  December 20, 2016.
Marijuana Use and Firearm Ownership  The Federalist Society.  November 30, 2016.
Sixth Circuit: Formerly Mentally Ill Persons May Regain Second Amendment Rights  The Federalist Society.  November 2, 2016.
There is No Gun Show Loophole. There is No Online Loophole.  The Washington Times.  October 2016. 
Murphy v. Guerrero  The Federalist Society.  October 11, 2016.
BOOK REVIEW: ‘The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies’  The Washington Times.  August 29, 2016.
Peruta, Flanagan, and the Right to Bear Arms in the Ninth Circuit  The Federalist Society.  August 29, 2016.
Keyes v. Lynch: A successful as-applied challenge to the federal firearms ban for the mentally ill  The Federalist Society.  July 21, 2016.
Peruta v. County of San Diego: Was Concealed Carry Ruling Correct?  Daily Journal.  June 23, 2016.
Author Response: Interpreting Peruta v. County of San Diego  The Federalist Society.  June 17, 2016.
Interpreting Peruta v. County of San Diego  The Federalist Society.  June 14, 2016.
How Your Smart Gun May be Used to Compel You to Incriminate Yourself  The Federalist Society.  May 31, 2016. 
The Truth About PLCAA  The Federalist Society.  April 27, 2016.
"Docs vs. Glocks" and the Firearm Owners' Privacy Act  The Federalist Society.  April 5, 2016.   
Massachusetts Stun Gun Laws at SCOTUS  The Federalist Society.  March 23, 2016. 
The Second Amendment and the Post-Scalia Court  The Federalist Society.  February 24, 2016.
No Fly, No Buy (And No Due Process)  The Federalist Society.  February 17, 2016. 
Gun-Free Zones: What Are They Good For?  Conservative Review.  February 11, 2016.

Recent Court Decision A Big Victory for the Second Amendment  Conservative Review.  February 8, 2016.

FBI Announces Change in Background Checks  Conservative Review.  February 2, 2016.

Obama Gun Regulations Headed to Court  Conservative Review.  January 24, 2016.

The Thin Legal Backbone Behind President Obama’s Executive Actions on Guns  Conservative Review.  January 8, 2016.

Publications

The "Sensitive Places" Doctrine: Locational Limits on the Right to Bear Arms

Charleston Law Review (2019) 

David B. Kopel and Joseph G.S. Greenlee

Concealed Carry and the Right to Bear Arms

The Federalist Society Review, Volume 20 (2019)  

Joseph G.S. Greenlee

Federal Circuit Second Amendment Developments 2018

Lincoln Memorial University Law Review (2019) 

David B. Kopel and Joseph G.S. Greenlee

The Second Amendment Rights of Young Adults

Southern Illinois University Law Journal (2019) 

David B. Kopel and Joseph G.S. Greenlee

Federal Circuit Second Amendment Developments 2017–2018

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-29 

David B. Kopel and Joseph G.S. Greenlee

History and Tradition in Modern Circuit Cases on the Second Amendment Rights of Young People

Southern Illinois University Law Journal (2019) 

David B. Kopel and Joseph G.S. Greenlee

Pennsylvania's Expanded Castle Doctrine: An Annotated Tour of the First Five Years

The Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly (Fall 2017)  

Jonathan S. Goldstein and Joseph G.S. Greenlee

The Federal Circuits' Second Amendment Doctrines  

Saint Louis University Law Journal (2017) 

David B. Kopel and Joseph G.S. Greenlee

Civil Rights Cases

Brian Kirk Malpasso, et al. v. William M. Pallozzi, et al.

Amicus Brief of Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, California Gun Rights Foundation, Madison Society Foundation, Second Amendment Foundation

Supreme Court of the United States

David Seth Worman, et al. v. Maura T. Healey, et al.

Amicus Brief of Cato Institute, Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, California Gun Rights Foundation, Second Amendment Foundation, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, Madison Society Foundation, and Independence Institute 

(co-authored by David B. Kopel and Ilya Shapiro)

Supreme Court of the United States

Damien Guedes, et al. v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, et al.

Amicus Brief of Firearms Policy Coalition

(co-authored by Matthew Larosiere)

Supreme Court of the United States

Jorge L. Medina v. William P. Barr

Amicus Brief of Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, California Gun Rights Foundation, and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Supreme Court of the United States

Virginia Duncan, et al. v. Xavier Becerra 

Amicus Brief of California Gun Rights Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, Armed Equality, San Diego County Gun Owners, Orange County Gun Owners, Riverside County Gun Owners, California County Gun Owners, Second Amendment Foundation, and Individuals

(co-authored by George M. Lee)

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Remington Arms Co., LLC, et al. v. Donna L. Soto, et al.

Amicus Brief of Professors of Second Amendment Law, Cato Institute, Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, California Gun Rights Foundation, Madison Society Foundation, and Independence Institute

(co-authored by David B. Kopel and the Cato Institute)

Supreme Court of the United States

Mark Cheeseman v. John Polillo, et al.

Amicus Brief of Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, California Gun Rights Foundation, and Second Amendment Foundation

Supreme Court of the United States

United States of America v. Raphael Hunt-Irving

Amicus Brief of Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, Firearms Owners Against Crime, Madison Society Foundation, and Second Amendment Foundation

Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Raymond Holloway, Jr. v. William P. Barr, et al.

Amicus Brief of Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, Firearms Owners Against Crime, Madison Society Foundation, and Second Amendment Foundation

Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Lisa M. Folajtar v. William P. Barr, et al.

Amicus Brief of Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, Firearms Owners Against Crime, and Second Amendment Foundation

Third Circuit Court of Appeals

National Association for Gun Rights, Inc., et al. v. Jared S. Polis 

Amicus Brief of Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, Second Amendment Foundation, and Millennial Policy Center

Colorado Supreme Court

The People of the State of Illinois v. Vivian Claudine Brown 

Amicus Brief of State’s Attorneys Stewart J. Umholtz and Brandon J. Zanotti, Professors of Second Amendment Law, Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Millennial Policy Center, Independence Institute, and Carlisle Moody

(co-authored by David B. Kopel, George A. Mocsary, and Gregory A. Bedell)

Supreme Court of Illinois

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc., et al. v. City of New York, New York, et al. 

Amicus Brief of Professors of Second Amendment Law, Second Amendment Foundation, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, Millennial Policy Center, and Independence Institute

(co-authored by David B. Kopel)

Supreme Court of the United States

Ivan Pena, et al. v. Martin Horan, Director, California Department of Justice Bureau of Firearms 

Amicus Brief of Professors of Second Amendment Law, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Mountain States Legal Foundation, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, Independence Institute, and Millennial Policy Center

(co-authored by David B. Kopel and Cody J. Wisniewski)

Supreme Court of the United States

Fredric Russell Mance, Jr., et al. v. Matthew G. Whitaker, Acting U.S. Attorney General, et al. 

Amicus Brief of Professors of Second Amendment Law, Independence Institute, and Millennial Policy Center

(co-authored by David B. Kopel)

Supreme Court of the United States

The People of the State of Colorado v. Eric Patrick Brandt

Amicus Brief of Cato Institute

(co-authored by Clark M. Neily III and Jay R. Schweikert)

Colorado Supreme Court

Maryland Shall Issue, Inc., et al. v. Lawrence Hogan, et al. 

Amicus Brief of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, Professors of Second Amendment Law, Second Amendment Foundation, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, Millennial Policy Center, & Independence Institute

(co-authored by David B. Kopel and Gregory Kline)

Maryland District Court

David Seth Worman, et al. v. Charles D. Baker, et al. 

Amicus Brief of Professors of Second Amendment Law, Cato Institute, Second Amendment Foundation, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, Millennial Policy Center, & Independence Institute

(co-authored by David B. Kopel and the Cato Institute)

First Circuit Court of Appeals

Lori Rodriguez, et al. v. City of San Jose, et al. 

Amicus Brief of Millennial Policy Center

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

John Teixeira, et al. v. County of Alameda, et al.

Amicus Brief of Cato Institute, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, Independence Institute, and

Millennial Policy Center

(co-authored by David B. Kopel and the Cato Institute)

Supreme Court of the United States

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, et al. v. John W. Hickenlooper

Amicus Brief of Second Amendment Foundation and Millennial Policy Center

Colorado Court of Appeals

Virginia Duncan, et al. v. Xavier Becerra 

Amicus Brief of Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership, Independence Institute, and Millennial Policy Center

(co-authored by David B. Kopel)

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Stephen V. Kolbe, et al. v. Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr., et al.

Amicus Brief of National Sheriffs Association, Cato Institute, Second Amendment Foundation, and

Independence Institute

 

(co-authored by David B. Kopel, Randy Barnett, and Ilya Shapiro)

Supreme Court of the United States

John Teixeira, et al. v. County of Alameda, et al.

Amicus Brief of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership and Independence Institute

(co-authored by David B. Kopel)

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (en banc)

Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger, et al. v. Governor State of Florida, et al.

Amicus Brief of Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (en banc)

Jim Beicker, Sheriff of Fremont County, et al. v. John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado

Colorado Outfitters Association, et al. v. John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

TV and Radio

Rose Unplugged  AM1250 (Pittsburgh).  March 7, 2018.

The Peter Boyles Show  710KNUS (Denver).  August 31, 2017.

Medical Marijuana & the Second Amendment  The Federalist Society.  March 9, 2017.
 

P.O.T.U.S. with Tim Farley  SiriusXM.  June 8, 2016.

Speeches and Presentations

SAF's Gun Rights Policy Conference  September 22, 2018.

TexasBarCLE - Firearms Law: What Every Texas Lawyer Needs to Know 2018  September 20, 2018.

SAF's Gun Rights Policy Conference  September 30, 2017.

Colorado Bar Association: Regulating Arms Under the Second Amendment and Colorado Constitution  March 21, 2017.

Medical Marijuana & the Second Amendment  March 9, 2017.

SAF's Gun Rights Policy Conference  September 24, 2016.

NRA's Annual National Firearms Law Seminar  May 20, 2016.

In the News

Indiana House Passes Self-Defense Lawsuit-Immunity Bill  Heartland Institute.  March 22, 2019.

Supreme Court Should Clarify Second Amendment Test  Reason.  December 20, 2018.

GRPC honors Florida Teen with Defender of the Year Award  GunMag.  November 15, 2018.

Ninth Circuit Upholds Preliminary Injunction Against Magazine Confiscation in California  Reason.  July 17, 2018.

Making the world safe through censorship  Washington Times.  April 5, 2018.

Florida Lawmakers Lead Effort to up National Gun Purchase Age to 21  Guns.com.  March 26, 2018

Condi Rice STUNS The Women Of 'The View' By Explaining That Gun Rights Protected Black Americans From Racists

The Daily Wire.  March 2, 2018.

Millennial Policy Center files amicus briefs to protect longstanding gun rights  Washington Examiner.  January 26, 2018.

DRGO Files Amicus Brief in Duncan (CA) Magazine Ban Case  PR Newswire.  January 8, 2017.

Democrat Efforts to Keep Blacks Unarmed in Post-Civil War South  Breitbart News.  August 23, 2017.

Gun Control Laws Have Racist Origins, 2A Scholars Say  Guns.com.  August 23, 2017.

Doctors' Notes from the NRA  DRGO.  May 5, 2017.

Kopel: Gun Owners Winning Big In 2017  America's 1st Freedom.  April 26, 2017.

Wollschlaeger (FOPA) Again  Ammoland.  February 23, 2017.

Dr. Young on Cam & Co.  NRATV.  February 21, 2017.

Can a County Ban All Gun Stores? 9th Circuit Amicus Brief Suggests Not  Washington Post.  February 1, 2017.

Obama Smart Gun Push Could Conflict With Constitutional Rights, Legal Expert Says  The Daily Signal.  June 21, 2016.

11th Circ. Could Expose Doctors To Greater Speech Limits  Law360.  June 10, 2016.

Firearms Law Seminar - The Action at the Circuit Court Level  The Shekel.  May 20, 2016.

National Firearms Law Seminar, Panel I  Pagunblog.  May 20, 2016.

Gun Groups Back Fla. At 11th Cir. In 'Gun Gag' Law Fight  Law360.  April 25, 2016.

The Federal Circuits' Second Amendment Doctrines  Washington Post.  April 22, 2016.

Florida’s Docs v. Glocks Law Protects Doctors’ Free Speech Rights  DRGO.  April 12, 2016.

Firearms Law Seminar  Washington Post.  March 29, 2016.

Boundary Violation: Gun Politics in the Doctor's Office in 2016  DRGO.  March 29, 2016

Gun Groups Urge 11th Circ. To Uphold 'Narrow' Doctor Law  Law360.  March 25, 2016. 

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