THE FIREARMS RESEARCH CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING LEADERS
Under the leadership of the country’s top firearms scholars and experts, the Firearms Research Center is a trusted nexus where all stakeholders – regardless of profession or politics – have a voice. The Center’s aim is to foster a broad discourse and produce meaningful change in how firearms are discussed, debated, and understood.
ASHLEY HLEBINSKYExecutive Director
One of the foremost authorities on firearms history and material culture in the United States. For a decade, she was Curator in charge of one of the largest firearms museums in the country and served as Project Director on the museum’s full-scale multimillion dollar renovation. Presently, Hlebinsky serves as a museum consultant, speaker, writer, expert witness, and television host and producer.
GEORGE A. MOCSARYDirector
Coauthor of Firearms Law and the Second Amendment: Regulation, Rights, and Policy, the first law school casebook in the field. His scholarship has been cited by Justice Samuel A. Alito, the Illinois Supreme Court, and other federal courts. He is frequently quoted about firearms law in the popular press, including the New York Times and The Economist.
DAVID B. KOPELSenior Fellow
A professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He is a coauthor with Mocsary of Firearms Law and the Second Amendment. Kopel has written more than 100 law review articles and a dozen books on the Second Amendment. His work has been cited by five U.S. Supreme Court justices and dozens of state supreme courts and federal appellate courts. Kopel has written and been quoted in over a thousand newspaper and magazine articles.