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David T. Hardy

David T. HardyDavid T. Hardy (J.D., Univ. of Arizona 1975) is an attorney practicing in Tucson, Arizona, and former Associate Editor of the Arizona Law Review. In 1974, he published, in Chicago-Kent Law Review, the first law review article to call for recognizing the Second Amendment as an individual right.

Before returning to Tucson, he spent ten years in Washington, D.C., as a career attorney in Interior Department's Office of the Solicitor. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Second, Sixth, and Ninth Circuits, and the District Courts for the Districts of Arizona, Colorado, and Washington, D.C.. His practice largely centers on First and Second Amendment cases.

Mr. Hardy has published seven books (one, Michael Moore Is A Big Fat Stupid White Man became a New York Times' best-seller) and twenty-seven law review articles, primarily on firearms law. His articles have twice been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, and by ten of the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals. He filed amicus briefs and attended the oral arguments in District of Columbia v. Heller and in McDonald v. Chicago. He manages the blog www.armsandthelaw.com and has a publication website at www.hardybooks.net.