Kopel on Living Constitution

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Alternative approach points to centrality of Second Amendment. Cam Edwards speaks with Dave Kopel, research director for the Independence Institute, about Kopel's recent contributions to NRA publication America's 1st Freedom. One article in particular examines the right to bear arms using the "Living Constitution" approach, which focuses on how constitutional rights have been applied in practice down to the present time. Although gun opponents often cite this school of thought, Kopel demonstrates that it actually provides an especially firm basis for individual gun rights.