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Guns Ownership and Human Rights


David B. Kopel


Independence Institute; Denver University - Sturm College of Law

Joanne D. Eisen


Independence Institute

Paul Gallant


Independence Institute


The Brown Journal of World Affairs, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 1-13, 2003

Abstract:     
Responding to an article in the previous issue, this Article suggests that gun prohibition has often been harmful to human rights. We examine Jamaica, Bougainville, Karamoja (Uganda), and East Timor to detail the futility of attempts to prohibits, and to detail how such attempted prohibitions harm other human rights. The article also notes that, while gun control does not itself cause genocide, almost all genocides have been preceded by sustained efforts to disarm the victim populations.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 11

Keywords: Human rights, genocide, firearms, small arms & light weapons, Jamaica, Bougainville, Karamoja, Uganda, East Timor

JEL Classification: K14, K42

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Date posted: June 16, 2005  

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Kopel, David B. and Eisen, Joanne D. and Gallant, Paul, Guns Ownership and Human Rights. The Brown Journal of World Affairs, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 1-13, 2003. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=742684

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David B. Kopel (Contact Author)
Independence Institute ( email )
727 East 16th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
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303-279-6536 (Phone)
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HOME PAGE: http://www.davekopel.org
Denver University - Sturm College of Law
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Denver, CO 80208
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.davekopel.org
Joanne D. Eisen
Independence Institute ( email )
14142 Denver West Parkway
Golden, CO 80401
United States
Paul Gallant
Independence Institute ( email )
14142 Denver West Parkway
Golden, CO 80401
United States
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