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Aiming for Liberty: The Past, Present, And Future of Freedom and Self-Defense 1st Edition

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Brilliant, important, and fun! An engaging, fast-paced, and fascinating analysis of our sacred rights to freedom and self-defense. A truly inspiring masterwork from one of America s greatest political writers. - Ann Coulter, Political Commentator and Bestselling Author --Front Cover

Classic Kopel logic, attention to detail and insightful historical reasoning, this is perfect ammunition for those who want to reload their minds before they shoot their mouths off. - Alan M. Gottlieb, Founder, Second Amendment Foundation and co-author of America Fights Back and Assault on Weapons --Back Cover

David Kopel is one of the most gifted and prolific scholars on the Second Amendment. He has a profound understanding of constitutional law needed to advance the right to keep and bear arms, coupled with a passion to confront our anti-gun opponents with a pull-no-punches tenacity. His latest work on firearms and freedom proves yet again that he is a valuable friend and ally to all who love freedom, and a formidable foe to those who seek to deny us our constitutional rights. - Sandra Froman, Past President, National Rifle Association

Aiming for Liberty is a must read for anyone interested in civil rights in general, and Second Amendment rights in particular. It is a testament to how far we ve come as a nation, and to how far we have yet to go, in our respect for this most important constitutional right. - Glenn Reynolds, Beauchamp Brogan Professor of Law at University of Tennessee, Instapundit.com guru, and author of An Army of Davids --Back Cover

About the Author

David B. Kopel is Research Director of the Independence Institute and is an Associate Policy Analyst with the Cato Institute. He is an Adjunct Professor of Advanced Constitutional Law at University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. Kopel is one of several contributors to The Volokh Conspiracy and author of 13 books and almost 70 scholarly articles.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Merril Press; 1st edition (December 4, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0936783583
  • ISBN-13: 978-0936783581
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,318,955 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David B. Kopel is Research Director of the Independence Institute, a public policy research organization in Denver, Colorado, and is an Associate Policy Analyst with the Cato Institute, in Washington.
He is also an Adjunct Professor of Advanced Constitutional Law at Denver University, Sturm College of Law.
Kopel is one of several contributors to The Volokh Conspiracy, a group weblog of several legal academics, hosted by the Washington Post. From time to time he writes for the Wall Street Journal and other periodicals.
He is the author of 17 books, and over 97 scholarly articles published in journals such as the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, and Johns Hopkins SAIS Review. His topics include constitutional law, international law, criminal justice, technology, antitrust, media issues, and environmental policy. He has contributed entries to nine academic encyclopedias, and served on the Board of Editors for one.
His research has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, many lower federal courts, and state supreme courts.
On March 18, 2008, he appeared before the United States Supreme Court as part of the team presenting the oral argument in District of Columbia v. Heller, the Court's first major case on the Second Amendment since 1939.
Before joining the Independence Institute, he served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Colorado, dealing with enforcement of hazardous waste, Superfund, and other environmental laws. In 1998-99, he served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan Law School, and earned a B.A. in History with Highest Honors from Brown University, where his thesis on Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., was awarded the National Geographic Society Prize.
Websites:
Kopel: davekopel.org, kopel.tw (Chinese)
Independence Institute, independenceinstitute.org
Cato Institute: www.cato.org
Twitter: @davekopel

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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ragnar Danneskjöld on December 5, 2009
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Well written, tells the truth about the anti freedom groups, motives and tactics. Exposes the lies, and the sources of the funds. I doubt you'll be surprised though.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Larry L. Peterson on February 14, 2010
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I like this book. Full of information that can help keep the reader free.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Shaw on October 18, 2010
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Great book. Must read for gun-control advocates and for gun rights advocates. The book opens up a current and historical view of the realities of the gun control debate.
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Brilliant and concise. Gives a brief history of gun control and the Second Amendment from one of the foremost experts in the world. Great explanations and illustrations of the importance of the right to keep and bear arms and what happens when that right is taken away.
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David Kopel takes a unique approach to the topic of freedom and self-defense by exploring the historical, cultural and philosophical bases for the topics. While it has a scholarly feel to it the book is both concise and an easy ready. Any serious student of self-determination and the right to self-defense should definitely read Kopel.
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