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Old February 11, 2013, 04:30 PM   #1
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Letter on the constitutionality of gun control

From David Kopel, noted legal authority. This is his letter to the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on gun violence. He published it publicly today, and I haven't seen other posts today, so this is likely not a duplicate. Read an enjoy - it's good stuff.
http://www.volokh.com/2013/02/11/let...rol-proposals/
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Old February 11, 2013, 04:54 PM   #2
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I'm happy to see this was sent to Senator Cruz.
A good read and some interesting footnotes and references.
The article Ronald Reagan's AR15 was a nice trip through good times.
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Old February 11, 2013, 05:45 PM   #3
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Very well done, as I'd expect. His argument against universal background checks is most illuminating. While that's not one we can easily win in the court of public opinion (because it's dominated by 5-second soundbites), he does a good job of pointing out the constitutional barriers to it.
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Old February 11, 2013, 05:52 PM   #4
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Yeah everyone looks over the fact that when Reagan was for banning assault weapons, he meant assault rifles with select fire capabilities.
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Old February 11, 2013, 08:05 PM   #5
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David Kopel is made of win. All his 2A writings and videos should be considered prerequisite material for all of us on this forum.
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Old February 12, 2013, 10:54 AM   #6
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Fantastic read.
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