Student Materials

Firearms Law and the Second Amendment: Regulation, Rights, and Policy


David B. Kopel, The Great Gun Control War of the Twentieth Century—and its Lessons for Gun Laws Today, 39 Fordham Urb. L.J. 1527 (2012).
The article was formally 8.C in the First Edition. The full article is available for free at:



Research Tools

Defensive gun uses are seldom reported by national news outlets; unlawful shootings, by contrast, are reported relatively often.  Local news reporting, however, much more frequently includes both types of stories.  This is especially true in more gun-friendly areas.  The following links are to video clips of local news reports of defensive gun uses.