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Stephen P. Halbrook
Senior Fellow, Independent Institute

Stephen P. Halbrook is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute. He has taught legal and political philosophy at George Mason University, Howard University, and Tuskegee Institute, and he received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and Ph.D. in social philosophy from Florida State University.

The winner of three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court (Printz v. United States, United States v. Thompson/Center Arms Company, and Castillo v. United States), he has testified before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, Subcommittee on Crime of the House Judiciary Committee, Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, and House Committee on the District of Columbia.

A contributor to numerous scholarly volumes, he is the author of the books, Gun Control in Nazi-Occupied France: Tyranny and Resistance; Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and “Enemies of the State”; The Founders’ Second Amendment: Origins of the Right to Bear Arms; That Every Man Be Armed: Evolution of a Constitutional Right; A Right to Bear Arms; Firearms Law Deskbook: Federal and State Criminal Practice; Securing Civil Rights: Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Right to Bear Arms; State and Federal Bills of Rights and Constitutional Guarantees; and Target Switzerland: Swiss Armed Neutrality in World War II. Dr. Halbrook’s scholarly articles have appeared in such journals as the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, Drug Law Report, George Mason University Law Review, Journal of Air Law and Commerce, Journal of Law and Policy, Law & Contemporary Problems, National Law Journal, Northern Kentucky Law Review, St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary; Seton Hall Constitutional Law Journal, Tennessee Law Review, University of Dayton Law Review, Valparaiso University Law Review, Vermont Law Review, and William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal.

Dr. Halbrook's popular articles have appeared in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Newsday, San Francisco Chronicle, National Review, Investor’s Business Daily, Kansas City Star, Washington Examiner, Shreveport Times, Sacramento Bee, Providence Journal, Tampa Tribune, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, History News Network, San Antonio Express-News, The Daily Caller, Detroit News, Honolulu Star Advertiser, Birmingham News, Environmental Forum, USA Today, and Washington Times. He has also appeared on numerous national TV/radio programs on CNN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Court TV, NewsMax TV, CBN, Voice of America, and C-SPAN.

The Founders’ Second Amendment (2019 edition) 2019
Gun Control in Nazi-Occupied France 2018
Gun Control in the Third Reich 2013
Securing Civil Rights 2010
The Founders’ Second Amendment (2008 edition) 2008
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COVID-19: Will the Second Amendment Survive the Coronavirus? | Graham Walker and Stephen P. Halbrook April 24, 2020
Protecting the Second Amendment February 27, 2020
How you Can Protect And Preserve your Second Amendment Right February 28, 2019
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Sr. Fellow Stephen Halbrook appears on the Gary Nolan radio show at CPAC 2020 February 27, 2020
Sr. Fellow Stephen Halbrook, author of Gun Control in Nazi-Occupied France appears on The Shilling Show on WINA at CPAC 2020 February 27, 2020
“Liability of Gun Manufacturers” Stephen Halbook appears on the Lars Larson radio show March 18, 2019
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Are There Lessons for Us Today from Nazi Gun Control? July 24, 2014
Restoring First Principles: The Economy, Bailouts, and the Right to Bear Arms February 9, 2012
The Supreme Court and the Battle for Second Amendment Rights July 22, 2010
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Commentary Articles
Ballot Initiatives: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly September 2, 2020
How Does New York City Get Away with This? July 27, 2020
Will the Second Amendment Survive Coronavirus? April 1, 2020
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A Danger to Public Safety December 15, 2015
Going Armed with Dangerous and Unusual Weapons to the Terror of the People June 26, 2017
Confirmation Hearings for the Appointment of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court of the United States of America July 1, 2010
On the Nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to Be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States July 17, 2009
On the Nomination of Eric H. Holder, Jr., for Attorney General of the United States January 16, 2009
Congressional Testimony
Firearm Accessory Regulation and Enforcing Federal and State Reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System December 8, 2017
Research Articles
To Bear Arms for Self-Defense March 31, 2020
To Bear Arms for Self-Defense March 23, 2020
Taking Heller Seriously June 18, 2019
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