Before the U.S. Supreme Court in Castillo v. U.S. (2000)
“Stephen Halbrook is an attorney with extensive knowledge of the historical underpinnings of the Second Amendment and practical knowledge of litigating in this rapidly evolving area of law. His writings include topics as diverse as Gun Control in the Third Reich and The Founders’ Second Amendment, and he was heavily involved in Heller and McDonald.”
– U.S. District Judge Michael J. Reagan
Shepard v. Madigan, 2014 WL 4825592, *7 (S.D. Ill. 2014)
Supreme Court Practice
Gun Control Act/National Firearms Act
- Firearm technical classifications
- ATF regulatory compliance
- FFL warning conferences, license denials,
- Legal disabilities and restoration of civil rights
- Criminal defense
State and Local Laws
- “Assault weapon” restrictions
- Legal status of firearms
- Challenging restrictions
“A Swiss Schuetzenfest: The World’s Largest Rifle Match,” Shooting Sports USA (Oct. 9, 2019).
“Taking Heller Seriously: Where Has the Roberts Court Been, and Where Is it Headed, on the Second Amendment?” 13 Charleston Law Review 175 (2018).
“Firearm Sound Moderators: Issues of Criminalization & the 2nd Amendment,” 46:1 Cumberland Law Review 33 (2016).
“Reality Check: The ‘Assault Weapon’ Fantasy & Second Amendment Jurisprudence,” 14 Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy 47 (2016).
“N.Y.’s Not So ‘SAFE’ Act,” 78 Albany L. Rev. 789 (2015).
Op-Eds & Short Articles
“Recalling the Tragic History of Gun Control,” The American Spectator, Sept. 4, 2019.
“Gun Control: The Kristallnacht Version Of ‘Common-Sense Safety’,” Investor’s Business Daily, Nov. 15, 2018.
“Some of the world’s most powerful banks push policies circumventing Constitution and federal laws,” Los Angles Times, Sept. 13, 2018.
“The Second Amendment had nothing to do with slavery,” Fox News, June 22, 2018.
“Blame for Parkland rests with local school officials and FBI ineptitude,” Sacramento Bee, Feb. 28, 2018.
“The U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Sandy Hook Families’ Lawsuit against Remington Arms” – Lawyer 2 Lawyer Podcast (November 2019)
“Supreme Court Moves Forward on Huge Second Amendment Case” – Bearing Arms’ Cam & Co Podcast (October 2019)
Podcast on the Second Amendment from the Duncan School of Law (February 2019)
In the Rabbit Hole Urban Survival Podcast (September 2018)
Liberty Watch Radio (August 2018)
“Out of Order” Podcast (August 2018)