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Comprehensive Bibliography Of The Second Amendment In Law Reviews



This article lists articles about the Second Amendment or gun control that have been published in law reviews.This bibliography contains only law journals. It does not include bar association journals and the like.
Comprehensive Bibliography Of The
Second Amendment In Law Reviews
By David B. Kopel
This article lists articles about the Second Amendment or
gun control that have been published in law reviews. David B.
Kopel is an adjunct professor law at New York University
School of Law, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal on Firearms
and Public Policy.
This bibliography contains only law journals. It does not
include bar association journals and the like. An html version of
this bibliography, which will be updated from time to time, is
available at The
html bibliography will contain links to online versions of many
If the law school affiliation is not clear from the journal’s
name, a parenthetical explains the journal’s home.
Articles labeled “Comment”, “Note”, “Casenote” and the
like are written by the student editors of the law journals. In the
past, some journals did not publish the names of student authors,
or published only initials.
Full-text Internet versions of many of the articles listed here
can be found at the websites for the Journal on Firearms and
Public Policy (; The Second
Amendment Law Library (; and at
the Independence Institute and
Some of the most important of these articles can be found in
Robert Cottrol, editor, Gun Control and the Constitution (N.Y.:
Garland Press), which is available in a 3-volume set, and in a
shorter one-volume paperback.
Kopel Second Amendment Bibliography
Akron Law Review
Anthony J. Dennis, Clearing the Smoke from the Right to Bear Arms
and the Second Amendment, 29 (1995): 57.
David B. Kopel & Paul H. Blackman, Can Soldiers be Peace Officers?
The Waco Disaster and the Militarization of Law Enforcement, 30
(1997): 619.
Alabama Law Review
Nelson Lund, The Second Amendment, Political Liberty, and the Right
to Self-Preservation, 39 (1987): 103.
Albany Law Review
Note, The Right to Bear Arms: A Necessary Constitutional Guarantee
or an Outmoded Provision of the Bill of Rights? 31 (1967): 74.
American Journal of Criminal Law (Texas)
Robert Batey, Techniques of Strict Construction: The Supreme Court
and the Gun Control Act of 1968, 13 (1986): 123.
Note, Mark Udulutch, The Constitutional Implications of Gun Control
and Several Realistic Gun Control Proposals, 17 (1989): 19.
Note, Eric C. Morgan, Assault Rifle Legislation: Unwise and
Unconstitutional, 17 (1990): 143.
Don B. Kates, The Value of Civilian Handgun Possession as a
Deterrent to Crime or a Defense Against Crime, 18 (1991): 113.
American Journal of Legal History (Temple)
William S. Fields & David T. Hardy, The Third Amendment and the
Issue of the Maintenance of Standing Armies: A Legal History, 35
(1991): 393.
James Étienne Viator, Book Review: Robert Cottrol, Gun Control and
the Second Amendment, 37 (1995): 245.
American University Law Review
Andrew J. McClurg, The Rhetoric of Gun Control, 42 (1992): 53.
Analyzes rhetorical styles and logical flaws on both sides of the Brady
Bill debate.
Journal on Firearms Volume Eleven
Arizona Law Review
Note, Leonce Armand Richard III, Strict Products Liability:
Application to Gun Dealers Who Sell to Incompetent Purchasers, 26
(1984): 889.
Arkansas Law Review
Comment, Act 696: Robbing the Hunter or Hunting the Robber? 29
(1976): 570.
Asia-Pacific Law Review
David B. Kopel, Japanese Gun Control, 2 (1993): 26.
Baylor Law Review
Stephen Halbrook, The Right to Bear Arms in Texas: The Intent of the
Framers of the Bill of Rights, 41 (1989): 629.
Bill of Rights Journal
George I. Haight, The Right to Keep and Bear Arms, 2 (1941): 31.
(Then called the “Bill of Right Review”).
Michael K. Beard & Kristin M. Rand, The Handgun Battle, 20 (1987):
Boston University Law Review
Melvin M. Johnson, Jr., The Liability of Makers and Sellers of
Firearms, 17 (1937): 670.
James A. Beha, II, “And Nobody Can Get You Out”: The Impact of a
Mandatory Prison Sentence for the Illegal Carrying of a Firearm on
the Use of Firearms and on the Administration of Criminal Justice in
Boston--Parts I & II, 57 (1977): 96, 289.
Andrew D. Herz, Gun Crazy: Constitutional False Consciousness and
Dereliction of Dialogic Responsibility, 75 (1995): 57.
Sanford Levinson, Correspondence, 75 (1995): 529. Reply to Herz’s
attack on Levinson.
Boston University Public Interest Law Journal
Note, Benjamin Bejar, Wielding the Consumer Protection Shield:
Sensible Handgun Regulation in Massachusetts: A Paradigm for a
National Model, 7 (1998): 59.
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Brigham Young University Law Review
Lloyd R. Cohen, Book Review: George P. Fletcher, The Legitimacy of
Vigilantism. A Crime of Self-Defense: Bernhard Goetz and the Law on
Trial, 1989: 1261.
Second Amendment Symposium, 1998, No. 1.
Marguerite A. Driessen. Private Organizations and the Militia Status:
They Don’t Make Militias Like They Used To: 1.
Steven H. Gunn, A Lawyer's Guide to the Second Amendment: 35.
David Harmer, Securing a Free State: Why the Second Amendment
Matters: 55.
Orrin G. Hatch, The Brady Handgun Prevention Act and the
Community Protection Initiative: Legislative Responses to the Second
Amendment?: 103.
Sanford Levinson, Is the Second Amendment Finally Becoming
Recognized as Part of the Constitution? Voices from the Courts: 127.
Kevin J Worthen, The Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Light of
Thornton: The People and Essential Attributes of Sovereignty: 137.
David B. Kopel, The Second Amendment in the Nineteenth Century,
1998: 1359 (not part of the symposium issue above).
Brooklyn Law Review
Note, Paul B. Wright, The Effect of Federal Firearms Control on Civil
Disorder, 35 (1969): 433.
Buffalo Law Review
Stephanie A. Levin, Grassroots Voices: Local Action and National
Military Policy, 40 (1992): 321.
Note, Kevin D. Szczepanski, Searching for the Plain Meaning of the
Second Amendment, 44 (1996): 197.
Capital University Law Review
Michael J. Quinlan, Is There a Neutral Justification for Refusing to
Implement the Second Amendment or Is The Supreme Court Just "Gun
Shy"? 22 (1993): 641.
Journal on Firearms Volume Eleven
Case Western Reserve Law Review
Note, James T. Dixon, On Lemon Squeezers and Locking Devices:
Consumer Product Safety and Firearms, A Modest Proposal, 47
(1997): 979.
Catholic University of America Law Review
Ralph J. Rohner, The Right to Bear Arms: A Phenomenon of
Constitutional History, 16 (1966): 53.
Chicago-Kent Law Review
John Levin, The Right to Bear Arms: The Development of the American
Experience, 48 (1971): 148.
David T. Hardy & John Stompoly, Of Arms and the Law, 15 (1974):
Robert J. Cottrol and Raymond T. Diamond "Never Intended to Be
Applied to the White Population": Firearms Regulation And Racial
Disparity-the Redeemed South's Legacy to a National Jurisprudence?
70 (1995): 1307.
Civil Liberties Law Review (American Civil Liberties Union
Don B. Kates, Jr., Why a Civil Libertarian Opposes Gun Control, 3
(no. 2, June/July 1976): 24.
Robert F. Drinin, Gun Control: The Good Outweighs the Evil, 3 (no. 3,
Aug./Sept. 1976): 44.
Don B. Kates, Jr. replies, 3 (no. 3, June/July 1976): 53.
Cleveland State Law Review
John Kaplan, Controlling Firearms, 28 (1979): 1. A scholar of drug
prohibition applies his knowledge to the gun issue.
Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems
Note, Markus Boser, Go Ahead, State, Make Them Pay: An Analysis of
Washington D.C.’s Assault Weapon Manufacturing Strict Liability Act,
25 (1992): 313.
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Constitutional Commentary (Minnesota)
F. Smith Fussner, Book Review: That Every Man Be Armed, 3 (1986):
Douglas Laycock, Vicious Stereotypes in Polite Society, 8 (1991): 395.
Response to Wendy Brown article in Yale Law Journal, below.
Don B. Kates, Jr., The Second Amendment and the Ideology of Self-
Protection, 9 (1992): 87. Argues that the Second Amendment protects
firearms for personal defense, as well as for militia purposes.
Cornell Law Review
David C. Williams, The Militia Movement and Second Amendment
Revolution: Conjuring with the People, 81 (1996): 879.
Creighton Law Review
Raneta Lawson Mack, This Gun for Hire: Concealed Weapons
Legislation in the Workplace and Beyond, 30 (1997): 285.
Cumberland Law Review
David T. Hardy, The Firearms Owners' Protection Act: A Historical
and Legal Perspective, 17 (1986-87): 585. The best article on the
FOPA statute.
Brannon P. Denning, Can the Simple Cite Be Trusted?: Lower Court
Interpretations of United States v. Miller and the Second Amendment,
26 (1996): 961.
Detroit College of Law Review (now affiliated with Michigan State
University; see next entry)
David I. Caplan, The Right to Bear Arms: A Recent Judicial Trend, 4
(1982): 789.
Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University Law Review
David B. Kopel, Clueless: How Anti-gun Activists Misuse BATF
Tracing Data, 1998 (no. 3, forthcoming).
Drake Law Review
John Santee, The Right to Keep and Bear Arms, 26 (1976): 26.
Journal on Firearms Volume Eleven
Duke Law Journal
Martin S. Geisel, Richard Roll, & R. Stanton Wettick, The Effectiveness
of State and Local Regulation of Handguns: A Statistical Analysis,
1969: 647. Finds that gun control laws have a major life-saving effect.
Note, Constitutional Limits on Firearms Regulation, 1969: 773
William Van Alstyne, The Second Amendment and the Personal Right
to Arms, 43 (1994): 1236.
Duquesne University Law Review
David E. Murley, Private Enforcement of the Social Contract:
DeShaney and the Second Amendment Right to Own Firearms, 36
(1998): 827.
Emory Law Journal
Kermit L. Hall, Political Power and Constitutional Legitimacy: The
South Carolina Ku Klux Klan Trials, 1871-1872, 33 (1984): 921. The
trials which set the stage for the Cruikshank case.
Randy E. Barnett & Don Kates, Under Fire: The New Consensus on the
Second Amendment, 45 (1996): 1139. A reply to Herz’s B.U. L.Rev.
Florida Law Review
Note, Keersten Heskin, Easier than Obtaining a Driver’s License: The
Federal Licensing of Gun Dealers, 22 (1994): 805.
Note, Gregory Lee Shelton, In Search of the Lost Amendment:
Challenging Federal Firearms Regulation Through the “State’s Right”
Interpretation of the Second Amendment, 23 (1995): 105.
Florida State University Law Review
Note, Matthew S. Steffey, Manufacturers’ or Marketers’ Liability for
the criminal use of Saturday Night Specials: A New Common Law
Approach -- Kelley v. R.G. Industries, 497 A.2d 1143 (Md. 1985), 14
(1986): 149.
Comment, Richard Getchell, Carrying Concealed Weapons in Self-
Defense: Florida Adopts Uniform Regulations for the Issuance of
Concealed Weapons Permits, 15 (1987): 751.
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Comment, Roland Docal, The Second, Fifth, And Ninth Amendments --
The Precarious Protectors of the American Gun Collector, 23 (1996):
Fordham Law Review
Note, H. Todd Iveson, Manufacturer’s Liability to the Victims of
Handgun Crime: A Common-Law Approach, 51 (1983): 771.
Fordham Urban Law Journal
Note, Criminal LawFirearms Possession, 3 (1975): 375.
David I. Caplan, Restoring the Balance: The Second Amendment
Revisited, 5 (1976): 31.
Richard M. Aborn, The Battle over the Brady Bill and the Future of
Gun Control Advocacy, 22 (1995): 417.
Nicholas J. Johnson, Shots Across No Man’s Land: A Response to
Handgun Control, Inc.’s Richard Aborn, 22 (1995): 441.
Suzanne Novak, Why the New York State System for Obtaining a
License to Carry a Concealed Weapon is Unconstitutional, 26 (1998):
George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal
Stefan B. Tahmassebi, Gun Control and Racism, 2 (1991): 67.
Stephen P. Halbrook, Second-Class Citizenship and the Second
Amendment in the District of Columbia, 5 (1994): 105.
David B. Kopel, The Brady Bill Comes Due: The Printz Case and State
Autonomy, 9 (1999): 189.
George Mason University Law Review
Stephen P. Halbrook, The Jurisprudence of the Second and Fourteenth
Amendments, 4 (1981): 1.
George Washington University Law Review
Joyce Lee Malcolm, Book Review: Stephen Halbrook, That Every Man
Be Armed, 54 (1986): 452.
Note, Patrick Todd Mullins, The Militia Clauses, the National Guard,
and Federalism: A Constitutional Tug of War, 57 (1988): 328.
Journal on Firearms Volume Eleven
Georgetown Law Journal
Comment, Cary McN. Euwer, TaxationNational Firearms Act, 28
(1939): 207.
Note, Paul R. Bonney, Manufacturers’ Strict Liability for Handgun
Injuries: An Economic Analysis, 73 (1985): 1437.
Robert J. Cottrol & Raymond T. Diamond, The Second Amendment:
Toward an Afro-Americanist Reconsideration, 80 (1990): 309.
Georgia Law Review
Nelson Lund, The Past and Future of the Individual’s Right to Arms,
31 (1996): 1.
Georgia State University Law Review
Comment, Rachelle Renfro Green, Offenses Against Public Order and
Safety: Provide for Specific Means of Carrying Concealed Weapons;
Permit Holder of Valid License to Have Handgun in Any Location
Within Motor Vehicle; Permit Persons Legally Entitled to Carry
Handguns in Other States to Carry Handguns in Georgia, 13 (1996):
Golden Gate University Law Review
Note, Steven Rosenberg . Just Another Kid with A Gun? United States
v. Michael R.: Reviewing The Youth Handgun Safety Act Under The
United States v. Lopez Commerce Clause Analysis, 28 (1998): 51.
Gonzaga Law Review
Ellen M. Bowden & Morris S. Dees, Ounce of Prevention: The
Constitutionality of State Anti-Militia Laws, 32 (1996 / 1997): 523.
Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy
Monica Fennell, Missing the Mark in Maryland: How Poor Drafting
and Implementation Vitiated a Model State Gun Control Law, 13
(1992): 37.
Kristine R. DeMay, Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of
1994: The Semi-Automatic “Assault Weapon”--The Latest Victim in
This Country’s War Against Crime, 16 (1994): 199.
Kopel Second Amendment Bibliography
David B. Kopel & with Paul Blackman, The Unwarranted Warrant:
The Waco Search Warrant and the Decline of the Fourth Amendment,
18 (1996): 1.
Hamline Law Review
Symposium on Firearms Legislation and Litigation, vol. 6, no. 2. 1983.
Richard T Oakes, Introduction: 277.
Proceedings of the Foundation for Handgun Education Conference on
“Victim Recovery: Firearm Litigation in the Eighties”:
Samuel Fields, Opening Statements: 281.
Windle Turley & Cliff Harrison, Strict Tort Liability for Handgun
Suppliers: 285.
Jacob A. Stein, Profile of a Products Liability Case: 313.
Howard L. Siegel, Liability of Manufacturers for the Negligent Design
and Distribution of Handguns: 321.
Richard Brzeczek, Law Enforcement Perspective on Utility of
Handguns: 333.
Steven Teret & Garen Wintemute, Handgun Injuries: The
Epidemiologic Evidence of Assessing Legal Responsibility: 341.
Stephen P. Halbrook, Tort Liability for the Manufacture, Sale, and
Ownership of Handguns: 351.
Warren Spannaus, State Firearms Regulation and the Second
Amendment: 385.
David T. Hardy, Legal Restriction on Firearms Ownership as an
Answer to Violent Crime: What Was the Question?: 391
Research Project:
Federal Firearms Legislation: 409.
Licensing and Registration Statutes: 419.
Handgun Bans: Constitutional Questions: 431.
Minnesota Gun Laws: 455.
Journal on Firearms Volume Eleven
Negligent Entrustment of Firearms: 467.
Product Defect Cases in Minnesota: 477.
Donald Beschle, Reconsidering the Second Amendment Constitutional
Protection of a Right of Security, 9 (1986): 69. Argues that the Second
Amendment guarantees a right of personal security, which could be
effectuated by banning all handguns.
Joseph Olson & David B. Kopel, All the Way Down the Slippery Slope:
Gun Prohibition in England and Some Lessons for Civil Liberties in
America, 22 (1999): 399.
Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy
David T. Hardy, Armed Citizens, Citizen Armies: Toward a
Jurisprudence of the Second Amendment, 9 (1986): 559. Explains the
different political philosophy strands leading to the introductory and the
main clauses of the Second Amendment.
Brannon P. Denning, Gun Shy: The Second Amendment as an
“Underenforced Constitutional Norm”, 21 (1998): 719. Investigates
judicial reluctance to enforce the Second Amendment.
Harvard Journal on Legislation
Kimberly Stallings, Book Review: Erik Larson, Lethal Passage: How
the Travels of a Single Handgun Expose The Roots Of America's Gun
Crisis, 31 (1993): 529.
Harvard Law Review
Lucilius A. Emery, The Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms,
28 (1915): 473.
Note, Handguns and Products Liability, 97 (1984): 1912.
Note, Absolute Liability For Ammunition Manufacturers, 108 (1995):
Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly
Roy G. Weatherup, Standing Armies and Armed Citizens: An Historical
Analysis of the Second Amendment, 2 (1975): 961.
Joyce Lee Malcolm, The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms:
The Common Law Tradition, 10 (1983): 285.
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Houston Law Review
Ronald B. Levine & David B. Saxe, The Second Amendment: The Right
to Bear Arms, 7 (1969): 1.
Comment, Ann-Marie White, A New Trend in Gun Control: Criminal
Liability for the Negligent Storage of Firearms, 30 (1993): 1389.
Howard Law Journal
Thomas M. Moncure, Jr., The Second Amendment Ain’t About Hunting,
34 (1991): 589.
T. Markus Funk, Is the True Meaning of the Second Amendment Really
Such a Riddle? Tracing the Historical “Origins of an Anglo-American
Right”, Book Review: Joyce Lee Malcolm, To Keep and Bear Arms:
The Origins of an Anglo-American Right, 39 (1995): 411.
Idaho Law Review
James B. McClure, Firearms and Federalism, 7 (1970): 197.
Indiana Law Journal
Note, Keith A. Fafarman, State Assault Rifle Bans and the Militia
Clauses of the United States Constitution, 67 (1991): 187.
John Marshall Law Review
Note, Chuck Dougherty, The Minutemen, the National Guard and the
Private Militia Movement: Will the Real Militia Please Stand Up?, 28
(1995): 959.
Brendan J. Healey, Plugging the Bullet Holes in U.S. Gun Law: An
Ammunition-Based Proposal for Tightening Gun Control, 32 (1998): 1.
Journal of Air Law and Commerce (Southern Methodist)
Stephen P. Halbrook, Firearms, the Fourth Amendment, and Air
Carrier Security, 52 (1987): 585.
Journal of Contemporary Law (University of Utah)
Don B. Kates, Gun Control: Separating Reality from Symbolism, 20
(1994): 353.
David B. Kopel, Rational Basis Analysis of “Assault Weapon”
Prohibition, 20 (1994): 387.
Journal on Firearms Volume Eleven
Comment, H. Jay, Printz v. United States: Supreme Court Declares
Brady Act's Review of Handgun Application Requirement
Unconstitutional, 24 (1998): 178.
Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (Northwestern)
Note, J.W.G., The Menace of the Pistol, 2 (1911): 23. The Journal was
then called the American Inst. of Crim. L.
Karl T. Frederick, Pistol Regulation: Its Principles and History, 23
(1932-33) 531. Parts I and II appeared in the American Journal of
Police Science, Sept./Oct. 1931, at 440, and Jan./Feb. 1932, at 72.
Rosario Fontaine, Identification of Shells, 23 (1932-33): 542.
Philip B. Sharpe, The Thompson Sub-Machine Gun, 23 (1932-33):
Andrew A. Bruce & Shurl Rosmarin, The Gunman and His Gun, 24
(1933-34): 521.
Earl E. Munz, A Plan for Control of Firearms, 25 (1934-35): 445.
Casenote, Alvah Rogers, Jr., National Firearms ActTax on Dealers,
28 (1937-38 ): 139.
Sam B. Warner, The Uniform Pistol Act, 29 (1938): 529.
William W. Harper, The Behavior of Bullets Fired through Glass, 29
(1938): 718.
Charles M. Wilson, The Identification of Extractor Marks on Fired
Shells, 29 (1939): 724.
Dwight W. Rife, Recovery of Bullets from High Speed Ammunition, 30
(1939-40): 379.
Walter J. Howe, Problems of the Submachine Gun in Post-War Crime,
35 (1944-45): 69.
Leroy G. Schultz, Why the Negro Carries Weapons, 53 (1962): 476.
Raymond G. Kessler, Book Review: James D. Wright, Peter H. Rossi,
& Kathleen Daly, Under The Gun: Weapons, Crime And Violence In
America, (1984): 314.
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Raymond G. Kessler, Book Review: Stephen P. Halbrook, That Every
Man Be Armed: The Evolution of a Constitutional Right, 77 (1986):
Raymond G. Kessler, Book Review: James D. Wright & Peter H. Rossi,
Armed And Considered Dangerous: A Survey Of Felons And Their
Firearms, 77 (1986): 504.
Raymond G. Kessler, Book Review: Franklin E. Zimring & Gordon
Hawkins, The Citizen’s Guide to Gun Control, 79 (1988): 541.
Raymond G. Kessler, Book Review: Gary Kleck, Point Blank, 82
(1992): 1187.
David McDowall, Colin Loftin & Brian Wiersema, A Comparative
Study of the Preventive Effects of Mandatory Sentencing Laws for Gun
Crimes, 83 (1992): 378.
Note, T. Markus Funk, Gun Control and Economic Discrimination:
The Melting-Point Case-in-Point, 85 (1995): 764.
Guns and Violence Symposium, vol. 86, no. 1, 1995.
Franklin E. Zimring, Reflections on Firearms and the Criminal Law: 1.
Alfred Blumstein, Youth Violence, Guns, and the Illicit-Drug Industry:
Beth Bjerregaard & Alan J. Lizotte, Gun Ownership and Gang
Membership: 37.
Philip J. Cook, Stephanie Molliconi, & Thomas B. Cole, Regulating
Gun Markets: 59.
James B. Jacobs & Kimberly A. Potter, Keeping Guns Out of the
"Wrong" Hands: The Brady Law and the Limits of Regulation: 93.
David Hemenway, Sara J. Solnick, & Deborah R. Azrael, Firearms and
Community Feelings of Safety: 121.
Tom W. Smith & Robert J. Smith, Changes in Firearms Ownership
Among Women, 1980-1994: 133.
Gary Kleck & Marc Gertz, Armed Resistance to Crime: The Prevalence
and Nature of Self-Defense with a Gun: 150.
Marvin E. Wolfgang, A Tribute to a View I Have Opposed: 188.
Journal on Firearms Volume Eleven
David McDowall, Colin Loftin & Brian Wiersema, Easing Concealed
Firearms Laws: Effects on Homicide in Three States: 193.
Daniel D. Polsby, Firearms Costs, Firearms Benefits and the Limits of
Knowledge: 207.
David McDowall, Colin Loftin & Brian Wiersema, Additional
Discussion about Easing Concealed Firearms Laws: 221.
Daniel D. Polbsy, Daniel D. Polsby Replies: 227.
Jeremy Rabkin, Constitutional Firepower: New Light on the Meaning
of the Second Amendment: 231.
Don B. Kates, Jr., & Daniel D. Polsby, Of Genocide and Disarmament:
David Hemenway, Survey Research and Self-Defense Gun Use: An
Explanation of Extreme Overestimates, 87 (1997): 1430.
Gary Kleck & Marc Gertz, The Illegitimacy of One-Sided Speculation:
Getting the Defensive Gun Use Estimate Down, 87 (1997): 1446.
Tom W. Smith, A Call for a Truce in the DGU War, 87 (1997): 1462.
James B. Jacobs & Kimberly A. Potter, Comprehensive Handgun
Licensing & Regulation: An Analysis & Critique of Brady II, Gun
Control’s Next (and Last?) Step, 89 (1998): 81.
Journal on Firearms and Public Policy
This Journal contains a combination of original articles and reprints of
significant articles published elsewhere.
Vol. 1, 1989.
Reprints of Caplan, Detroit; Warren, NYU; Weatherup, Hastings Con.
LQ; Whisker, West Virginia; Levin, Chicago-Kent.
Vol. 2, 1990
David I. Caplan, The Right to Have Arms and Use Deadly Force Under
the Second and Third Amendments: 165.
Reprints of Halsey, Can the Second Amendment Survive? (American
Rifleman); Sante, Drake; Halbrook, N. Ky.; Mosk, NYLF.
Kopel Second Amendment Bibliography
Vol. 3, 1991
Paul H. Blackman, Law Enforcement Lobbying and Policy-Making on
“Gun Control”: 29.
David B. Kopel, Trust the People: The Case Against Gun Control: 77.
Charles H. Chandler, Gun-Making as a Cottage Industry: 155.
Reprints of Levinson, Yale; Caplan, Gun Control Jeopardizes All our
Constitutional Rights (Am. Rifleman); Kates, The Battle over Gun
Control; Stell, Guns, Politics, and Reason.
Vol. 4, 1992
David B. Kopel, Why Gun Waiting Periods Threaten Public Safety: 1.
Michael J. Palmiotto, The Misconception of the American Citizen’s
Right to Keep and Bear Arms: 85.
Talcott J. Franklin, Ten Years Later: An Analysis of the Effects of New
York City’s Mandatory Sentencing Law: 91.
J. Neil Schulman, The Text of the Second Amendment: 159.
Reprint of Alan A. Lizotte, The Costs of Using Gun Control to Reduce
Homicide (Bulletin of the N.Y. Acad. of Medicine); Bordent, UWLA.
Vol. 5, 1993
David B. Kopel, The “Assault Weapon” Panic: 29.
Joyce Lee Malcolm, The Role of the Militia in the Development of the
Englishman’s Right to be Armed: Clarifying the Legacy: 139.
Robert Dowlut, The Right to Keep and Bear Arms In State Bills of
Rights and Judicial Interpretation: 153.
Reprints of Halbrook, George Mason; Hardy, Journal of Law &
Vol. 6, 1994
Preston K. Covey, The “Sporting Purpose” Issue in Gun Control
Policy: 55.
Paul H. Blackman, The Tragedy at Waco: 165.
Journal on Firearms Volume Eleven
Reprints of Snyder, A Nation of Cowards (The Public Interest); Mauser
& Kopel, Sorry Wrong Number (Pol. Comm. & Persuasion); Halbrook,
Vol. 7, 1995
Paul H. Blackman, The Federal Factoid Factory on Firearms and
Violence: 21.
Clayton Cramer, Ethical Problems of Mass Murder Coverage: 113.
Reprints of Van Alstyne, Duke; Cottrol & Diamond, Georgetown;
Halbrook, Seton Hall Const. LJ.
Vol. 8, 1996
Reprints of Reynolds & Kates, William & Mary; Funk, Northwestern;
Kopel, Cramer, Hattrup, Temple; and Heinrich Härke, The Rite to Bear
Arms (originally published in Guns Review, in England).
Vol. 9, 1997.
Gary Kleck, Using Speculation to Meet Evidence: Reply to Alba and
Messner: 13.
Vance McLaughlin & Steve Smith, The Rodney King Syndrome: 51.
H. Taylor Buckner, Gun Control: Will It Work?: 175.
Don B. Kates, Toward an Annotated Bibliography of the Second
Amendment: 215.
Reprints of Thomas Arnold, The Wheel-Lock Gun (Military History
Quarterly); Williams, Cornell; David Hemenway & Elizabeth Richard,
Characteristics of Automatic or Semiautomatic Weapons Ownership in
the United States (Am. J. Pub. Health); Jacob Sullum, What the Doctor
Orders (Reason).
Vol. 10, 1998.
Gary Mauser, The Politics of Firearms Registration in Canada: 1.
Paul H. Blackman, The Uses and Limitations of BATF Tracing Data for
Law Enforcement, Policymaking, and Criminological Research: 27.
Gary Kleck, Has the Gun Deterrence Hypothesis Been Discredited?:
Wesley Lasseigne, “Brady” or Not?: 77.
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Raymond Kessler, Ideological and Civil Liberties Implications of the
Public Health Approach to Guns, Crime and Violence: 111.
Journal of Law and Commerce (University of Pittsburgh).
Note, Ted Copetas, Handguns Without Child Safety Devices--Defective
In Design, 16 (1996): 171.
Journal of Law and Policy
Note, Dyan Finguerra, The Tenth Amendment Shoots Down the Brady
Act, 3 (1995): 637.
Journal of Law and Politics (Virginia)
David T. Hardy, The Second Amendment and the Historiography of the
Bill of Rights, 4 (1987): 1.
Journal of Legal Education (Association of American Law Schools)
Eugene Volokh, Robert J. Cottrol, Sanford Levinson, L.A. Powe, Jr.,
Glenn H. Reynolds, The Second Amendment as Teaching Tool in
Constitutional Law Classes, 48 (1998): 591.
Journal of Legal Studies
Franklin E. Zimring, Firearms and Federal Law: The Gun Control Act
of 1968, 4 (1975): 133.
John R. Lott, Jr. & David B. Mustard, Crime, Deterrence, and Right-to-
Carry Concealed Handguns, 26 (1997): 1.
Journal of Legislation (Notre Dame)
Note, Ronald R. Ratton, Corrective Justice and the D.C. Assault
Weapon Liability Act, 19 (1993): 287.
Scott D. Dailard, The Role Of Ammunition In A Balanced Program Of
Gun Control: A Critique Of The Moynihan Bullet Bills, 20 (1994): 19.
Journal of Product Liability
Goldbard, Product Liability and the Small Concealable Handgun: A
Shot at a New Solution, 9 (1985): 301.
Journal of Urban Law (University of Detroit)
Robert J. Riley, Shooting to Kill the Handgun: Time to Martyr Another
American “Hero”, 51 (1972): 491.
Journal on Firearms Volume Eleven
Jonathan A. Weiss, A Reply to Advocates of Gun-Control Law, 52
(1974): 577.
Journal of Urban & Contemporary Law
Dimos, “Saturday Night Special” Manufacturers and Marketers
Strictly Liable for Misuse of Their Products, 32 (1987): 347.
Justice of the Peace (British)
Refusal of Certificate of Ammunition, 94 (Nov. 29, 1930): 745.
Summarizes a court decision holding that a person with a legally-owned
handgun had no right to buy ammunition for defensive purposes,
because he could scare away burglars by pointing an unloaded gun at
Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy,
Bob Dole, The Brady Bill: It’s Just Not Enough, 3 (1993): 135.
Clayton Cramer, The Racist Roots of Gun Control, 4 (1995): 17.
Kentucky Law Journal
Note, Gardner L. Turner, Criminal LawThe Law as to Concealed
Deadly Weapons, 43 (1954-55): 523.
Note, David E. Johnson, Taking a Second Look at the Second
Amendment and Modern Gun Control Laws, 86 (1997-98): 197.
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John Brabner-Smith, Firearm Regulation, 1 (1933-34): 400. By a U.S.
Dept. of Justice attorney.
Gun Control Symposium, vol. 49, no. 1, 1986:
John Kaplan, Foreword: 1.
James B. Jacobs, Exceptions to the General Prohibition on Handgun
Possession: Do They Swallow up the Rule?: 5.
Gary Kleck, Policy Lessons from Recent Gen Control Research: 35.
Margaret Howard, Husband-Wife Homicide: An Essay from a Family
Law Perspective: 63.
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Daniel D. Polsby, Reflections on Violence, Guns, and the Defensive
Use of Deadly Force: 89.
Lance K. Stell, Close Encounters of the Lethal Kind: The Use of
Deadly Force in Self-Defense: 113.
Robert E. Shalhope, The Armed Citizen in the Early Republic: 125.
Don B. Kates, Jr., The Second Amendment: A Dialogue: 143.
Stephen P. Halbrook, What the Framers Intended: A Linguistic
Analysis of the Right to “Bear Arms”: 153.
Robert Batey, Strict Construction of Firearms Offenses: The Supreme
Court and the Gun Control Act of 1968: 163.
Alan Lizotte & Marjorie S. Zatz, The Use and Abuse of Sentence
Enhancement for Firearms Offenses in California: 199.
Note, The Public Use Test: Would a Ban on the Possession of Firearms
Require Just Compensation?: 223.
John J. Hasko, Gun Control: A Selective Bibliography: 251.
Symposium: Kids, Guns, and Public Policy, vol. 59, no. 1 (1996):
Philip J. Cook, Foreword: 1.
Alfred Blumstein & Daniel Cork, Linking Gun Availability to Youth
Gun Markets: 5.
Franklin E. Zimring, Kids, Guns, and Homicide: Policy Notes on an
Age-Specific Epidemic: 25.
Deanna L. Wilkinson & Jeffrey Fagan, The Role of Firearms in
Violence “Scripts”: The Dynamics of Gun Events Among Adolescent
Males: 55.
Philip J. Cook & James A. Leitzel, “Perversity, Futility, Jeopardy”: An
Economic Analysis of the Attack on Gun Control: 91.
Christopher S. Koper & Peter Reuter, Suppressing Illegal Gun
Markets: Lessons from Drug Enforcement: 119.
David M. Kennedy, Anne M. Piehl, and Anthony A Braga, Youth
Violence in Boston: Gun Markets, Serious Youth Offenders, and a Use-
Reduction Strategy: 147.
Journal on Firearms Volume Eleven
Law and Policy Quarterly (Sage Publications, not published by a
law school)
Issue on Firearms and Firearms Regulation: Old Premises, New
Research, vol. 5, no. 3, 1983.
Don B. Kates, Introduction: 261.
Gary Kleck & David Bordua, The Factual Foundations of Certain Key
Assumptions of Gun Control: 271.
Paula D. McClain, Firearms Ownership, Gun Control Attitudes, and
Neighborhood Environment: 299.
William R. Tonso, Social Science and Sagecraft in the Debate over
Gun Control: 325.
David J. Bordua, Adversary Polling in the Construction of Social
Meaning: Implications in Gun Control Elections in Massachusetts and
California: 345.
Matthew R. DeZee, Gun Control Legislation: Impact and Ideology:
Raymond G. Kessler, Gun Control and Political Power: 381.
David McDowall, Gun Availability and Robbery Rates: A Panel Study
of Large U.S. Cities, 1974-1978, 8 (1986): 135.
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Student Article, Jarrod Braxton Bazemore, Warrior Mercenaries or Toy
Soldiers: The Rise of Militias in the United States, 22 (1998): 219.
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Colin Loftin, et al., Mandatory Sentencing and Firearms Violence:
Evaluating an Alternative to Gun Control, 17 (1983): 287.
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Convention and the Right to Bear Arms, 19 (1990): 1.
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States: A Commentary, 23 (1992): 631.
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Maine Law Review
Casenote, June A. Jackson, State v. Brown: How Limited a Right to
Keep and Bear Arms?, 41 (1992): 519.
Marquette Law Review
Daniel J. McKenna, The Right to Keep and Bear Arms, 12 (1928): 138.
Maryland Law Review
Note, Susan M. Stevens, Kelley v. R.G. Industries: When Hard Cases
Make Bad Law, 46 (1987): 486.
David B. Kopel & Christopher Little, Communitarians,
Neorepublicans, and Guns: Assessing the Case for Firearms
Prohibition, 56 (1997): 438.
McGeorge Law Review (University of the Pacific, McGeorge
School of Law)
Michael J. Daponde, New Residents and Collectors Must Register Their
Out-of-State Handguns: Making a (Government) List and Checking it
Twice, 29 (1998): 539.
Memphis State University Law Review
Note, Tanja Lueck Thompson, Weapons in the Workplace: The Effect
of Tennessee's Concealed Weapons Statute on Employer Liability, 28
(1997): 281.
Mercer Law Review
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Movement: Constitutional Right or Criminal Conduct?, 47 (1996): 581.
Michigan Law Review
John Barker Waite, Public Policy and the Arrest of Felons, 31 (1933):
John Barker Waite, Criminal Law in Action--Carrying Concealed
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Note, Some Observations on the Disposition of CCW Cases in Detroit,
74 (1976): 614.
Don B. Kates, Jr., Handgun Prohibition and the Original Meaning of
the Second Amendment, 82 (1983): 203.
Journal on Firearms Volume Eleven
Franklin E. Zimring, Book Review: Firearms and Violence, 83 (1985):
Franklin E. Zimring , Hardly The Trial of the Century. Book Review:
George P. Fletcher, A Crime of Self-Defense: Bernhard Goetz And The
Law On Trial, 87 (1989): 1307.
William A. Walker, Book Review: The Privilege to Keep and Bear
Arms--The Second Amendment and Its Interpretation, 88 (1990): 1409.
David B. Kopel, It isn’t about Duck Hunting: The British Origins of the
Right to Arms. Book Review: Joyce Malcolm, To Keep and Bear Arms:
The Origin of an Anglo-American Right, 96 (1995): 1333.
Military Law Review (Department of the Army, Judge Advocate
General’s School)
Williams S. Fields and David T. Hardy, The Militia and the
Constitution: A Legal History, 136 (1992): 1. A superb article which
has not drawn the attention it deserves.
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Symposium. The Militia: Constitutional and Legal Perspectives, vol 58,
no. 1, 1997.
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Constitutional Rights of the Private Militia: 7.
David Neiwert, Ash on the Sills: The Significance of the Patriot
Movement in America: 19.
Thomas B. McAffee, Constitutional Limits on Regulating Private
Militia Groups: 45.
Donald W. Dowd, The Relevance of the Second Amendment to Gun
Control Legislation: 79.
Andrew P. Morris, Private Actors & Structural Balance: Militia & The
Free Rider Problem in Private Provision of Law: 115.
New Mexico Law Review
John Dwight Ingram & Alison Ann Ray, The Right(?) To Keep And
Bear Arms, 27 (1997): 491.
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Symposium, Guns at Home, Guns on the Street: An International
Perspective, vol. 15, nos. 2 & 3, 1995.
International Perspectives on Gun Control:
David B. Kopel: 247.
Wendy Cukier: 253.
Joachim J. Savelsberg: 259.
William K. Hastings: 265.
James B. Jacobs: 275.
Christopher D. Ram, Living Next to the United States: Recent
Developments in Canadian Gun Control Policy, Politics, and Law:
Note, Scott Jacobs, Toward a More Reasonable Approach to Gun
Control: Canada as a Model: 315.
Joyce Saltalamachia, Book Review: Lethal Passage: 345.
David B. Kopel, Book Review: Lethal Laws: 355.
Michael T. McCarthy, Legal Aspects of Gun Control: A Selective
Bibliography: 399 (covers materials published between 1985 and
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Earl Warren, The Bill of Rights and the Military, 37 (1962): 181.
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(1998): 822.
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Way?, 75 (1997): 781.
Northern Kentucky Law Review
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Richard E. Gardiner, To Preserve Liberty--A Look at the Right to Keep
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Second Amendment Survey: 155.
Northwestern University Law Review
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Second Look, 61 (1966): 46.
Note, Daryl J. Lapp, Mandatory Self-Reporting under Section 922(e) of
the Gun Control Act of 1968: Its Infringement on the Fifth Amendment
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Notre Dame Law Review
Note, Patrick S. Davies, Saturday Night Specials: A “Special”
Exception In Strict Liability Law, 61 (1986): 478.
Ohio State Law Journal
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Analysis of the Constitutionality of Assault Weapon Bans in Ohio, 55
(1994): 953.
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Federal Power, Critical Race Theory and the Second, Ninth and Tenth
Amendments, 57 (1996): 1556.
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Combat Instructional Speech: Militias Beware: Rice v. Paladin
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Oklahoma City Law Review
Robert Dowlut & Janet A. Knoop, State Constitutions and the Right to
Keep and Bear Arms, 7 (1982): 177.
Symposium on Terrorism, vol. 21, nos. 2 & 3, 1996.
Brannon P. Denning, Palladium of Liberty? Causes and Consequences
of the Federalization of State Militias in the Twentieth Century: 191.
David B. Kopel & Joseph Olson, Preventing a Reign of Terror: Civil
Liberties Implications of Terrorism Legislation: 247.
Journal on Firearms Volume Eleven
Oklahoma Law Review
Robert Dowlut, The Right to Arms: Does the Constitution or the
Predilection of Judges Reign? 36 (1983): 65.
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the Cracks and Helping Licensed Dealers Avoid Sales to Unqualified
Buyers, 48 (1995): 593.
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see above)
Rose Safarian, A Shot at Stricter Controls: Strict Liability for Gun
Manufacturers, 15 (1983): 171.
Public Interest Law Review (National Legal Center for the Public
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Gun Control, 1992: 31.
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Cowboy, 1993: 207.
Regent University Law Review
Michael I. Garcia, The “Assault Weapons” Ban, the Second
Amendment, and the Security of a Free State, 6 (1995): 261.
Richmond Law Review
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(1991): 501.
Rutgers Law Journal (Rutgers-Camden)
Nicholas J. Johnson, Beyond the Second Amendment: An Individual
Right to Arms Viewed Through the Ninth Amendment, 24 (1992): 1.
Note, Michelle L. Maute, New Jersey Takes Aim at Gun Violence by
Minors: Parental Criminal Liability, 26 (1995): 431.
Rutgers Law Review (Rutgers-Newark)
Note, John C. Lenzen, Liberalizing The Concealed Carry of Handguns
by Qualified Civilians: The Case for “Carry Reform”, 47 (1995): 1503.
Nicholas J. Johnson, Principles and Passions: The Intersection of
Abortion and Gun Rights, 50 (1997): 97.
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San Diego Justice Journal (Western State University College of
Note, Donna Morel, Bang! Bang! You're Liable! The Imposition of
Strict Liability on the Makers of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons, 3
(1995): 263.
Santa Clara Law Review
Note, Michael Dillon, Hitting the Mark: Strict Liability for Defective
Handgun Design, 24 (1984): 743.
Note, Common Law Strict Liability Against Manufacturers of Saturday
Night Specials, 27 (1987): 607.
Seton Hall Constitutional Law Journal
Sayoko Blodget-Ford, The Changing Meaning of the Right to Bear
Arms, 6 (1995): 101.
Stephen P. Halbrook, Personal Security, Personal Liberty, and the
"The Constitutional Right to Bear Arms": Visions of the Framers of the
Fourteenth Amendment, 5 (1995): 341.
Seton Hall Law Review
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in Judicial Review of Challenges to Gun Control Legislation, 25
(1995): 1467.
Seton Hall Legislative Journal
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Violence Prevention Act, (1992): 245.
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and Dealers be Held Accountable for the Harm Caused by Guns? vol.
19, no. 3, 1995.
Timothy A. Bumann, A Product Liability Response to Gun Control
Litigation: 715.
David B. Kopel & Richard Gardiner, The Sullivan Principles:
Protecting the Second Amendment from Abuse of Product Liability
Law: 737.
Andrew J. McClurg, The Tortious Marketing of Handguns: Strict
Liability is Dead, Long Live Negligence: 777.
Journal on Firearms Volume Eleven
Mark D. Polsten, Civil Liability for High Risk Gun Sales: An Approach
to Combat Gun Trafficking: 821.
Note, Thomas E. Romano, Firing Back: Legislative Attempts to
Combat Assault Weapons: 857.
Note, Jill A. Tobia, The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act:
Does It Have a Shot at Success?: 894.
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E. Judson Jennings, Saturday Night. Ten P.M.: Do You Know Where
Your Handgun Is?, 21 (1997): 31.
South Carolina Law Review
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Southern California Law Review
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(1933-34): 114.
Casenote, Phillip Kraus, Constitutional LawSecond Amendment
National Firearms Act, 13 (1939): 129.
Carl Bogus, Race, Riots, and Guns, 66 (1993): 1365.
Southern Illinois University Law Journal
Brannon P. Denning, Professional Discourse, the Second Amendment
and the “Talking Head Constitutionalism” Counterrevolution: A
Review Essay, Book Review: Dennis Henigan, E. Bruce Nicholson, &
David Hemenway, Guns and the Constitution: The Myth of Second
Amendment Protection for Firearms in America, 21 (1997): 227.
Comment, Simeon Kim, Utopia or the Wild, Wild, West? The Right to
Carry Concealed Handguns Law: Senate Bill 1190 and House Bill
2164, 21 (1997): 597.
Frank Espohl, The Right to Carry Concealed Weapons for Self-defense,
22 (1997): 151.
Southwestern University Law Review
Note, Paul S. Arrow, Kelley v. R.G. Industries: California Caught in
the Crossfire (1988): 497.
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St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary
Symposium: Federal Gun Control and the Brady Act, vol. 10, no. 1,
Albert J. Rosenthal, Introduction: 1.
Kevin Cunningham, When Gun Control Meets the Constitution: 59.
Sarah Brady, Working for a Safer America: 77.
Note, Kevin A. Fox & Nutan Christine Shah, Natural Born Killers: The
Assault Weapons Ban of the Crime Bill--Legitimate Exercise of
Congressional Authority to Control Violent Crime or Infringement of a
Constitutional Guarantee?: 123.
Note, Ronald A. Giller, Federal Gun Control in the United States:
Revival of the Tenth Amendment: 151.
Note, Timothy Jones & Janine Tyne, Printz v. United States: An
Assault Upon the Brady Act or a Tenth Amendment Fortification?: 179.
Note, Lynn Murtha & Suzanne L. Smith, “An Ounce of Prevention...”:
Restriction versus Proaction in American Gun Violence Policies: 205.
Note, Wayne H. Wink, Jr., Biting the Bullet: Two Proposals to Stem
the Tide of Gun Violence: 235.
St. John’s Law Review
Casenote, A.S., NegligenceRepresentation that Object is Harmless
Liability of Manufacturers, 5 (1930):128. The manufacturer of a toy
gun which claimed to be “absolutely safe” for children was sued by the
parents of a boy whose clothing caught on fire from a spark from the
Note, Alfred M. Ascione, The Federal Firearms Act, 13 (1939): 437.
Note, Kelley v. R.G. Industries, Inc.: Maryland Court of Appeals Takes
a Shot in the Dark at Saturday Night Specials, 60 (1986).
Note, Robert A. O’Hare, Jr. and Jorge Pedreira, An Uncertain Right:
The Second Amendment and the Assault Weapon Controversy, 66
(1992): 179.
Journal on Firearms Volume Eleven
St. Louis University Law Journal
Don Kates, Some Remarks on the Prohibition of Handguns, 23 (1979):
Sam Fields, Handgun Prohibition and Social Necessity, 23 (1979): 35.
St. Louis University Public Law Review
Crime and Punishment Symposium, vol 12, no. 2, 1993.
Nicholas Dixon, Why We Should Ban Handguns in the United States:
David B. Kopel, Peril or Protection? The Risks and Benefits of
Handgun Prohibition: 285.
Nicholas Dixon, Perilous Protection: A Reply to Kopel: 361.
Debra Burke, Jo Anne Hopper, B.J. Dunlap, Women and Guns: Legal
and Ethical Implications for Marketing Strategy: 393.
St. Mary’s Law Journal
Comment, A Farewell to Arms?--An Analysis of Texas Handgun
Control Law, 13 (1982): 601.
Donald E. Santarelli & Nicholas E. Calio, Turning the Gun on Tort
Law: Aiming at Courts to Take Products Liability to the Limit, 14
(1983): 471.
St. Thomas Law Review
Robert Dowlut, Bearing Arms in State Bills of Rights, Judicial
Interpretation, and Public Housing, 5 (1992): 203.
Stanford Law and Policy Review
Darwin Farrar, In Defense of Home Rule: California’s Preemption of
Local Firearms Regulation, 7 (1996): 51.
Symposium, Sin under Siege: The Legal Attack on Firearms, Tobacco,
& Gambling, vol. 8, no. 1, 1997
Mark D. Polston & Douglas S. Weil, Unsafe by Design: Using Tort
Actions to Reduce Firearms-Related Injuries: 13.
Robert Dowlut, The Right to Keep and Bear Arms: A Right to Self-
Defense Against Criminals and Despots: 25.
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Bruce H. Kobayashi and Joseph E. Olson, In re 101 California Street:
A Legal and Economic Analysis of Strict Liability for the Manufacture
and Sale of “Assault Weapons”: 41.
Suffolk University Law Review
Case Comment, Catherine L. Calhoun, Constitutional Law--Eleventh
Circuit Interprets Firearms Owners’ Protection Act to Prohibit Private
Possession of Machine Guns--Farmer v. Higgins, 25 (1991): 797.
Temple Journal of International and Comparative Law
David B. Kopel, Canadian Gun Control: Should America Look North
for a Solution to its Firearms Problem?, 5 (1991): 1.
Temple Law Review
Note, R.T.G., The Federal Firearms Act, 17 (1942-43): 286.
David B. Kopel, Clayton E. Cramer, and Scott G. Hattrup, A Tale of
Three Cities: The Right to Bear Arms in State Supreme Courts, 68
(1995): 1177.
David Kairys, Legal Claims of Cities Against the Manufacturers of
Handguns, 71 (1998): 1.
Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review
Note & Comment, Thomas W. McGoldrick, Happiness is a Warm Gun:
The Sixth Circuit Shoots Down a Ban on Assault Weapons, 5 (1996):
Tennessee Law Review
Glenn Harlan Reynolds, The Right to Keep and Bear Arms Under the
Tennessee Constitution: A Case Study in Civic Republican Thought: 61
(1994): 647.
Second Amendment Symposium, vol. 62, no. 3, 1995.
Randy E. Barnett, Foreword: Guns, Militias and Oklahoma City: 443.
Glenn Harlan Reynolds, A Critical Guide to the Second Amendment:
Don B. Kates, Henry E. Schaffer, John K. Lattimer, George B. Murray,
& Edwin W. Cassem, Guns and Public Health: Epidemic of Violence
or Pandemic of Propaganda?: 513.
Journal on Firearms Volume Eleven
Stephen P. Halbrook, Congress Interprets the Second Amendment:
Declarations by a Co-Equal Branch on the Individual Right to Keep
and Bear Arms: 597.
Charles J. Dunlap, Jr., Revolt of the Masses: Armed Civilians and the
Insurrectionary Theory of the Second Amendment: 643.
Clayton E. Cramer and David B. Kopel, Shall Issue:” The New Breed
of Concealed Handgun Permit Laws: 679.
Dan Gifford, The Conceptual Foundations of Anglo-American
Jurisprudence in Religion and Reason: 759.
Joyce Lee Malcolm, Book Review: Gun Control and the Constitution:
Sources and Explorations of the Second Amendment: 813.
Texas Law Review
Note, Scott Bursor, Toward a Functional Framework for Interpreting
the Second Amendment, 74 (1996): 1125.
Thomas Jefferson Law Review
Note, Monica Sue Barry, Stockpiling Weapons: Can Private Militias
Receive Protection Under the First and Second Amendments?, 18
(1996): 61.
Touro Law Review
Robert C. Dorf, “Use” and the Irresistible Impulse to Legislate, 12
(1995): 123.
Tulane Law Review
Fred E. Inbau, Firearms and Legal Doctrine, 7 (1932-33): 529.
Comment, Jason Napoleon Thelen, “Midnight Stole My Impala, So I
Shot Him”: Handguns and Personal Defense in Louisiana, 73 (1998):
UCLA Law Review
Comment, Laura B. Riley, Concealed Weapon Detectors and the
Fourth Amendment: The Constitutionality of Remote Sense-Enhanced
Searches, 45 (1997): 281.
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University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Journal
Philip D. Oliver, Rejecting the Whipping-Boy Approach to Tort Law:
Well-Made Handguns are not Defective Products, 14 (1991): 1.
Andrew J. McClurg, Strict Liability for Handgun Manufacturers: A
Reply to Professor Oliver, 14 (1992): 511.
Andrew J. McClurg, Handguns As Products Unreasonably Dangerous
Per Se, 14 (1992): 559.
University of California at Davis Law Review
Carl T. Bogus, The Hidden History of the Second Amendment, 31
(1998): 309.
Note, Melissa Ann Jones, Legislating Gun Control in Light of Printz v.
United States, 32 (1999): 455.
University of Chicago Law Review
Comment, Federal Regulation of Firearms Sales, 31 (1964): 780.
Note, Michael D. Ridberg, The Impact of State Constitutional Right to
Bear Arms Provisions on State Gun Control Legislation, 38 (1970):
Franklin E. Zimring, Is Gun Control Likely to Reduce Violent Killings?,
35 (1968): 721. A seminal and widely-cited article.
Comment, Andrew O. Smith, The Manufacture and Distribution of
Handguns As an Abnormally Dangerous Activity, 54 (1987): 369.
University of Cincinnati Law Review
Carl T. Bogus, Pistols, Politics And Products Liability, 59 (1991):
University of Colorado Law Review
Note, Monte M.F. Cooper, Perpich v. Department of Defense:
Federalism Values and the Militia Clause (1991): 637.
Symposium, Crime is Not the Problem: Lethal Violence in America,
Issues Arising from the New Book by Franklin E. Zimring & Gordon
Hawkins, vol. 69, no. 4, 1998.
Alfred Blumstein, Violence Certainly Is the ProblemAnd Especially
with Handguns: 945.
Journal on Firearms Volume Eleven
Daniel D. Polsby & Don B. Kates, Jr., American Homicide
Exceptionalism: 969.
Robert J. Cottrol, Submission Is not the Answer: Lethal Violence,
Microcultures of Criminal Violence and the Right to Self-Defense:
Delbert S. Elliot, Life-Threatening Violence is Primarily a Crime
Problem: A Focus on Prevention: 1081.
James B. Jacobs, Legal and Political Impediments to Lethal Violence
Policy: 1099.
David Garland, Criminology, Crime Control, and “The American
Difference”: 1137.
Gale A. Norton, Comments on Zimring and Hawkins’s Crime is Not the
Problem: Lethal Violence in America: 1163.
Franklin E. Zimring & Gordon Hawkins, Crime Is Not The Problem: A
Reply: 1177.
University of Dayton Law Review
Symposium. Gun Control and the Second Amendment, vol. 15, no. 1,
Keith A. Ehrman and Dennis A. Henigan, The Second Amendment in
the Twentieth Century: Have You Seen Your Militia Lately?: 5.
Robert Dowlut, Federal and State Constitutional Guarantees to Arms:
Stephen P. Halbrook, Encroachments of the Crown on the Liberty of
the Subject: Prerevolutionary Origins of the Second Amendment: 91.
Joshua M. Horowitz, Kelley v. R.G. Industries: A Cause of Action for
Assault Weapons: 125.
James B. Jacobs, The Regulation of Personal Chemical Weapons:
Some Anomalies in American Weapons Law: 141.
Symposium, Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994,
vol. 20, no. 2, 1995.
William Jefferson Clinton, Remarks on Signing the Violent Crime
Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994: 567.
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Michael G. Lenett, Taking a Bite Out of Violent Crime: 573.
Joseph P. Tartaro, The Great Assault Weapon Hoax: 619.
Jeffrey Y. Muchnik, The Assault Weapons Ban--Saving Lives: 641.
David C. Biggs, “The Good Samaritan Is Packing”: An Overview of
the Broadened Duty to Aid Your Fellowman, with the Modern Desire to
Possess Concealed Weapons, 22 (1997): 225.
University of Detroit Mercy Law Review
Beau A. Hill, Go Ahead, Make My Day: Revisiting Michigan’s
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