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  • Dave Kopel Testimony on Senate Bill 17-006 “Lizzie’s Law”

    Dave Kopel Testimony on Senate Bill 17-006 “Lizzie’s Law”0

    • February 13, 2017

    On Monday February 13, 2017, Dave Kopel testified on Senate Bill 17-006, also known as Lizzie’s Law. Here is the audio recording of his testimony.

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  • Judge Gorsuch and the Independence Institute

    Judge Gorsuch and the Independence Institute0

    • January 31, 2017

    The Independence Institute has specific reason to celebrate the nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. In 2011, a group of anti-TABOR plaintiffs sued in Denver federal court, arguing that TABOR violated the U.S. Constitution because it was inconsistent with the Constitution’s guarantee that every state have a “republican form of government.” (Kerr v.

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  • Dave Kopel testimony on Senate Bill 5

    Dave Kopel testimony on Senate Bill 50

    • January 24, 2017

    Audio of Independence Institute research director David Kopel testifying in favor of Senate Bill 5, training standards for armed personnel in schools. Audio file is 3:49.

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  • For the Latest In Matters Constitutional, Check out Our Dedicated Websites!

    For the Latest In Matters Constitutional, Check out Our Dedicated Websites!0

    • November 13, 2016

    The Independence Institute’s constitutional scholars maintain websites dedicated to everything latest—and everything historical—about the U.S. Constitution. For Rob Natelson’s commentary on the Constitution, go to robnatelson.com For Dave Kopel’s commentary on the Second Amendment, self-defense, terrorism, and for links to Colorado Inside Out, go to davekopel.com For our special website dedicated to the Constitution’s amendment

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  • A New Triumph for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (and for II's Dave Kopel)0

    • February 14, 2014

    A federal court of appeals has just vindicated the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms in a big way. And II’s own Dave Kopel was largely responsible. California denied citizens the right to carry firearms outside their homes, unless they obtained a concealed weapons permit. But to get such a permit, citizens had

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  • Progressive Dementia: Claiming Kopel Doesn’t Know Gun Laws0

    • May 15, 2013

    I normally don’t get into the pit with mudwrestlers, but the gob of muck that flew past my desk today was too rich to ignore. One of Colorado’s lefty pressure groups is claiming that II’s Research Director Dave Kopel fed the 2013 Colorado legislature false information on gun bills. II’s “credibility . . . has

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