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The Second Amendment Project, under the direction of Dave Kopel, studies the legal precedents, news and opinions in Colorado and the United States to provide the Constitutional perspective on topics ranging from legal reform to gun rights.
 
Second Amendment Lawsuit
As you are aware Governor John Hickenlooper signed three anti-second Amendment bills into law on March 21, 2013.  The Independence Institute will lead the civil rights lawsuit against these unconstitutional laws.  The lawsuit will be based on the Second and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, among other grounds.  The lawsuit will be brought on behalf of 37 Sheriffs (as of April 12, 2013), gun safety organizations, civil rights organizations, and others.

If you would like to make a contribution to the lawsuit, please click on the button below.  Gifts of all sizes are appreciated.

 


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Criminal Justice & Federalism. Digital Economy. Environment. Health, Education & Welfare. History International.   Media Analysis.  Religion. Right to Arms: USA. Right to Arms: International. Terrorism (and Fahrenheit 911). Waco.

 

 

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September 19th, 2014
The Constitution says that the president “shall be Commander in Chief of the Army . . . of the United States.” Does that give him authority to utilize our armed forces for a purely non-military purpose like addressing the Ebola outbreak in Africa? The Denver Post thinks so, editorializing that Obama’s decision is “fully justified.” But the [...]