Gun Control: Political Fears Trump Crime Control
Clayton E. Cramer
College of Western Idaho
Joseph Edward Olson
Hamline University - School of Law
February 20, 2008
Maine Law Review, Vol. 61, p. 58, 2009
As the debate over the 1976 District of Columbia gun ban demonstrates, "gun control" often covers for a hidden agenda. British Cabinet papers declassified in 1969-70 demonstrate that contrary to claims made in Parliamentary debates, the intent of the Firearms Act 1920 was not to reduce or prevent crime, but to prevent a feared Bolshevik revolution in Britain. Direct statements by members of the Cabinet demonstrate an intent to mislead the public about their objectives.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 38
Keywords: firearms regulation, Britain
Date posted: January 16, 2008 ; Last revised: January 27, 2013
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