David T. Hardy

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David T. Hardy (born February 25, 1951), is a private attorney and has practiced law since 1975. A graduate of the University of Arizona Law School, he previously served as an attorney with the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C., for ten years and now lives in Tucson, AZ, where he practices law. He is an ardent defender of the Second Amendment, as well as of the First Amendment, is a widely published author, primarily on Second Amendment issues, and a critic of the filmmaker Michael Moore. Hardy authored the website Michael Moore Exposed and co-wrote the The New York Times bestselling book, Michael Moore is a Big Fat Stupid White Man. He has also written numerous legal journal articles and books, on Second and Fourteenth Amendment issues as well as on the origins of gun control in America. His writings have figured prominently in numerous court cases, being commonly cited in amicus briefs and directly in the majority opinion and Clarence Thomas's concurrence in McDonald v. Chicago.[1] He also writes on these same topics for online media.[2]

Selected bibliography[edit]

Law review articles[edit]

  • Hardy, David T. and Stompoly, John (1974). Of Arms and the Law Chicago-Kent Law Review, 51, 62–113. Online
  • Hardy, David T. (1986). The Firearms Owners' Protection Act: A historical and legal perspective. Cumberland Law Review, 17, 585–682. Online
  • Hardy, David T. (1986). Armed citizens, citizen armies: Toward a jurisprudence of the Second Amendment. Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, 9, 559–638. Online
  • Hardy, David T. (1987). The Second Amendment and the historiography of the Bill of Rights. Journal of Law & Politics, 4, 1–62. Online
  • Hardy, David T. (2007). A well–regulated militia: The Founding Fathers and the origin of gun control in America. William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, 15, 1237–1284. Online
  • Hardy, David T. (2009). Original Popular Understanding of the Fourteenth Amendment as Reflected in the Print Media of 1866-1868. Whittier Law Review, 30 695–722. Online




  1. ^ NRA debate to open fire Heather Cleary, LIFE Staff Writer, cm-Life.com, October 16, 2000.
  2. ^ Obama and the Attempt to Destroy the Second Amendment, David T. Hardy, PajamasTV, October 6, 2008.

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