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Firearms Possession by 'Non-State Actors': The Question of Sovereignty


David B. Kopel


Independence Institute; Denver University - Sturm College of Law

Paul Gallant


Independence Institute

Joanne D. Eisen


Independence Institute


Texas Review of Law & Politics, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 373-436, 2004

Abstract:     
The international gun prohibition movement seeks to severely restrict of eliminate the possession of firearms by non-state actors. This article argues that the prohibition on arms possession by non-state actors is contrary to the fundamental principle that the people, not the government, possess the sovereignty. The article examines the relationship between arms possession and sovereignty in several contexts: ancient Greece, Cambodia, Japan, China, East Timor, Bougainville, Niger, Angola, Zimbabwe, Uganda, the Warsaw Pact, and Bosnia.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 64

Keywords: Arms prohibition, sovereignty, small arms & light weapons, non-state actors

JEL Classification: K14, K33, K42


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Date posted: June 15, 2005  

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Kopel, David B. and Gallant, Paul and Eisen, Joanne D., Firearms Possession by 'Non-State Actors': The Question of Sovereignty. Texas Review of Law & Politics, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 373-436, 2004. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=742647

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Paul Gallant
Independence Institute ( email )
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United States
Joanne D. Eisen
Independence Institute ( email )
14142 Denver West Parkway
Golden, CO 80401
United States
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