David Kopel, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, is research director at the Independence Institute and adjunct professor of Advanced Constitutional Law at Denver University, Sturm College of Law.

He is the author of The Truth about Gun ControlNo More Wacos: What’s Wrong with Federal Law Enforcement, and How to Fix ItAntitrust After MicrosoftThe Samurai, the Mountie, and the Cowboy: Should America Adopt the Gun Controls of Other Democracies?, and thirteen other books.