The Gold Standard of Gun Control - Book Review of Joyce Malcolm, Guns and Violence: The English Experience

7 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2007

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David B. Kopel

Independence Institute; Denver University - Sturm College of Law; Cato Institute

Joanne D. Eisen

Independence Institute

Paul Gallant

Independence Institute

Abstract

Guns and Violence tells a remarkable story of a society's self-destruction, of how a government in a few decades managed to reverse six hundred years of social progress in violence reduction. The book is also a testament to the amazing self-confidence of British governments; Labour and Conservative alike have proceeded with an extreme anti-self-defense agenda, although the agenda has never had much supporting evidence beyond the government's own platitudes.

Keywords: Great Britain, violence, gun control, Joyce Malcolm

JEL Classification: K14, K42

Suggested Citation

Kopel, David B. and Eisen, Joanne D. and Gallant, Paul, The Gold Standard of Gun Control - Book Review of Joyce Malcolm, Guns and Violence: The English Experience. Journal of Law, Economics and Policy, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1022101

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Paul Gallant

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