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This page provides a bibliography of some of the writings of Dave's leading co-authors. All of these authors have extensive publications on their own, without Kopel.

Paul Blackman

No More Wacos: What's Wrong with Federal Law Enforcement, and How to Fix It(Buffalo: Prometheus Books, 1997), with Paul Blackman. The book has been named the winner of the 1997 Thomas S. Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties, presented by the Center for Independent Thought.

"Firearms Tracing Data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms: An Occasionally Useful Law Enforcement Tool, but a Poor Research Tool," 11 Criminal Justice Policy Review44 (Mar 2000). With Paul Blackman.

"Smart Guns/Foolish Legislators,"  34 ConnecticutLaw Review 157 (2001). With Cynthia Leonardatos and Paul Blackman. 

"The Unwarranted Warrant: The Waco Search Warrant and the Decline of the Fourth Amendment," 18 Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy 1 (1996), with Paul Blackman.

Moose Bull. The "D.C. Sniper" police chief's version of history in his book Three Weeks in October. National Review Online. Dec. 11, 2003. With Paul Blackman.

Getting the Tea Ready?The D.C. backlash. "Taxation without representation" and D.C.'s attempt to impose a commuter tax on residents of Maryland and Virginia.  National Review Online. July 29, 2003. With Paul Blackman.

Targeting Liberties. Montgomery County Police Chief Moose bungled the sniper case while recklessly abusing civil liberty. Chronicles, July 2003. With Paul Blackman. PDF.

Abuse of Power. Jailing journalists, and the Vanessa Leggett case. National Review Online. Jan. 22, 2002. With Paul Blackman.

Waco Lessons for War. What evil can do.  National Review Online. Nov. 6, 2001. With Paul Blackman.

Shaky Aim. Book review of Shots in the Dark: The Policy, Politics, and Symbolism of Gun Control, by William J. Vizzard. National Review Online, weekend edition. Nov. 3-4, 2001. With Paul Blackman.

$100 Billion Mistake. Loose factoids sink books. Review of Gun Violence: The Real Costs. By Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig (Oxford University Press, 242 pages, $25). NRO Weekend, Aug. 25-26, 2001. With Paul Blackman.

Waco Whistleblowing. The Danforth Commission. With Paul Blackman. National Review Online. Sept. 7, 2000.


Is Miami another Waco?National Review Online. Apr. 26, 2000. With Paul Blackman.

Fanning the Flames of Waco. With Paul Blackman. Cato Institute. Sept. 8, 1999.

The Ruby Ridge Prosecutions. With Paul Blackman. August 27, 1997. 

Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen

"The Gold Standard of Gun Control," Journal of Law, Economics & Policy. (2006, forthcoming). Book review of Joyce Malcolm's "Guns and Violence: The English Experience." In PDF. In HTML. With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen.

"Is Resisting Genocide a Human Right?" 81 Notre Dame Law Review (no. 5, 2006, forthcoming). Conducting an in-depth study of the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and also discussing other genocides, this article details the inadequacy of many of the international community's response to genocides, such as "targeted sanctions" or international peacekeeping forces. Examining international legal authorities such as the Genocide Convention, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Court of Justice, the article demonstrates that groups which are being subjected to genocide have a legal right of self-defense. International treaties, Security Council arms embargoes, or national gun control laws cannot lawfully be enforced in a manner which prevents self-defense resistance to a genocide in progress, because under international law, the prohibition against any form of complicity in genocide takes legal precedence over lesser laws. With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen. In PDF.

"Does the Right to Bear Arms Impede or Promote Economic Development?" 6 Engage 85 (2005, issue 1)(journal of The Federalist Society). With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen. Using case studies from Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa, this article refutes the claim of gun prohibition advocates that the presence of "small arms" is a cause of economic underdevelopment. The article also details the  harmful effects of UN policy regarding malaria and AIDS in the Third World. In PDF. Alternate version in HTML.

"Microdisarmament: The Consequences for Public Safety and Human Rights."  73 UMKC Law Review 969 (2005). With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen. Examines UN-sponsored programs to disarm people in Cambodia, Bougainville, Albania, Panama, Guatemala, and Mali. In PDF. Alternate version in HTML.

"Firearms Possession by 'Non-State Actors': the Question of Sovereignty," Texas Review of Law and Politics. 8 Texas Review of Law and Politics373 (2004). With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen. In PDF. Alternate version in HTML.

"Global Deaths from Firearms: Searching for Plausible Estimates." 8 Texas Review of Law and Politics114 (2003). With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen. PDF.

Avoiding Genocide. The right to bear arms could have saved Sudan. National Review Online. Aug. 18, 2004. With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen.

The Hero of Gettysburg. Winfield Scott Hancock shot straight. National Review Online. July 2, 2004. With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen.

Lions vs. Tigers. The precarious state of Sri Lanka. National Review Online. Mar. 3, 2004. With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen.

Up in Flames. Mali's gun show. National Review Online. Dec. 5, 2003. With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen. 

A Moriori Lesson. A brief history of pacifism. National Review Online. Apr. 11, 2003. With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen.

When Policy Kills. More deadly U.N. issues. The Srebrenica massacre and the U.N.'s disarmament policies. National Review Online. Jan. 27, 2003. With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen. In italiano.

Disarming Uganda. International gun-control nonsense. National Review Online. Dec. 11, 2002. With Paul Gallant & Joanne Eisen.


No Choice. "Weapons-effect" paralysis. National Review Online. Apr. 17, 2002. With Paul Gallant & Joanne Eisen.


Birth of a Nation. What East Timor and the U.S. have in common. And what they don't.  National Review Online. Mar. 12, 2002. With Paul Gallant & Joanne Eisen.


Little Island that Roared. The story of Bougainville, and gun prohibition. National Review Online. Feb. 6, 2002. With Paul Gallant & Joanne Eisen.


Her Own Bodyguard. Gun-packing First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.  National Review Online. Jan. 24, 2002. With Paul Gallant & Joanne Eisen. 


Speak No Evil. The European Union revives the offense of Seditious Libel. Chronicles. Feb. 2002. With Paul Gallant & Joanne Eisen. 


A World Without Guns. Be forewarned: It's not a pretty picture. National Review Online. Dec. 5, 2001. With Paul Gallant and Joanne Eisen.  En français. Español. Português. Italiano.


Jamaica Farewell. The consequences of gun prohibition. National Review Online. Sept. 10, 2001. With Paul Gallant and Joanne Eisen. In Português.


Mad Cows, Madder Government. National Review Online. June 12, 2001. With Paul Gallant and Joanne Eisen.


Zero Good Sense. (Zero tolerance). National Review Online. June 6, 2001. With Paul Gallant and Joanne Eisen. In italiano.


Defending Gun Shows. The groups attack gun shows are out to destroy the Second Amendment. Mar. 15, 2001. National Review Online. With Paul Gallant and Joanne Eisen.


Ripe for Genocide. Zimbabwe. National Review Online. Feb. 13, 2001. With Paul Gallant & Joanne Eisen.


Living in Fear. "Community" fear as a basis for gun restrictions. National Review Online. Jan. 17, 2001. With Dr. Paul Gallant and Dr. Joanne Eisen.


No Canada. Why America would follow Canada's political lead is mind boggling. Electoral College and other issues. National Review Online. Dec. 20, 2000. With Dr. Paul Gallant and Dr. Joanne Eisen.


Solomon Says. The madness of civilian disarmament in the South Pacific. National Review Online. Nov. 27, 2000. With Paul Gallant & Joanne Eisen.


Jamaican War Zone. An island of intoxicative beauty? Try again, mon. With Dr. Paul Gallant, & Dr. Joanne Eisen. National Review Online. Oct. 30, 2000. 


Not-so Safe-Storage Laws. The only ones "safe" are the intruders. National Review Online. Oct. 18, 2000. With Dr. Paul Gallant & Dr. Joanne Eisen.


South African Stupidity. Disarming the citizenry is not the answer. National Review Online. Oct. 11, 2000. With Dr. Paul Gallant and Dr. Joanne Eisen.


Gunning for the Kiddies. What kind of a "climate" has taken hold of society? National Review Online. Sept. 22, 2000. With Drs. Paul Gallant & Joanne Eisen.


Violent Misinformation Campaign. Don't look to the government and the media to explain drops in violent crime. National Review Online. Sept. 15, 2000. With Drs. Paul Gallant & Joanne Eisen.


Instant Check, Permanent Record. National Review Online. Aug. 10, 2000. With Drs. Paul Gallant & Joanne Eisen


Civil Disobedience in Canada.. National Review Online. Aug. 2, 2000. With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen.


The "Psychic Cost" of Holiday Gift Giving. Do gun owners inflict psychic harm on their neighbors? With Paul Gallant. December 17, 1997.



Linda Gorman


"Self-Defense: The Equalizer." 15 Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy92 (No. 4, Winter 2000). Survey of gun control polices and results in Japan, Britain, Canada, and Australia. PDF version.  Alternate version in HTML.


You've Got Identity. Why a national ID is a bad idea. National Review Online. Feb. 6, 2002.


Make Crime Pay. National Review Online. Feb. 28, 2001.


Trojan Horse Legislation: Big Brother's medical crew. National Review Online. June 15, 2000. Immunization and health dossiers on students.


Packing the Peace: Don't Underestimate the Deterrent Effect of an Armed Population. National Review Online. June 14, 2000.


School Safety. New York Post. April 20, 2000. (Also in National Review Online, May 8, 2000.)

Mike Krause

"A Foreign Policy Disaster," in The New Prohibition: Voices of Dissent Challenge the Drug War(Accurate Press, 2004). With Mike Krause. Alternate version in HTML.

"H.R. 1528: A Threat to Gun Owners, Family, and Privacy." Independence Institute Issue Backgrounder, no. 2005-C. July 2005. New Congressional bill to increase mandatory sentences would be a disaster for the Second Amendment and other civil liberties. With Mike Krause.


"The Drug War on Human Rights and Civil Liberties." Occasional Paper # 8 from the Liberal Institute of the Friederich Naumann Foundation in Potsdam, Germany. English full-text draft in PDF. Alternate version in HTML. Synopsis, in German. Summary and e-mail link for full-text German print order. September 2004 Symposium and pictures, in German.


Face the Facts: Facial recognition technology's troubled past -- and troubling future. Reason. Oct. 2002. With Mike Krause.


Losing the War on Terrorism in Peru. The U.S. government has undermined the war on terrorism in Peru. National Review Online, Mar. 22, 2001. With Mike Krause.


Wasted. Can't the DEA or Congress find a better way to use the DEA's resources? Medical marijuana raids in California. National Review Online, Nov. 26, 2001. With Mike Krause.


License to Kill. The (drug) war on civilians in Peru. National Review Online. Aug. 16, 2001. With Mike Krause


Officer Politics. Recent police department scandals are a result of increased federal involvement and racial hiring practices. American Outlook. May/June 2001. By Dave Kopel and Mike Krause.


The Prohibitionist's Burden. Congress has repealed the Fourth Amendment for everyone on a ship. National Review Online. July 14, 2001. With Mike Krause. Coast Guard and the drug war. In italiano.


Out of Colombia.  The drug-certification mandate and the international drug war are making America more like Colombia. National Review Online. Apr. 12, 2001. With Mike Krause.


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