Toward a Universal Libertarian Theory of Gun (Weapon) Control: A Spatial and Georgraphical Analysis

Ethics, Place & Environment: A Journal of Philosophy and Geography, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 289-298, 2000

10 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2011

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Walter E. Block

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business

Matthew Block

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: July 21, 2011

Abstract

The debate over gun control has taken place in complete isolation from geographical considerations. It focuses on, for the most part, whether legalization would bring about more or fewer accidental deaths, and murders of innocents, than prohibition, and in the USA on the precise meaning of the second amendment to the Constitution. However, these deliberations, argue the authors of the present piper, can be enriched by incorporating into them into a spatial contest. When this is done, arid they are combined with the property rights philosophy of libertarianism, some very different conclusions are drawn.

Suggested Citation

Block, Walter E. and Block, Matthew, Toward a Universal Libertarian Theory of Gun (Weapon) Control: A Spatial and Georgraphical Analysis (July 21, 2011). Ethics, Place & Environment: A Journal of Philosophy and Geography, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 289-298, 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1892358

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