The Long-Gun Registry and Spousal Homicide
4 Pages Posted: 12 Aug 2011
Date Written: August 12, 2011
This paper is a brief analysis of a special request to Statistics Canada, made in July 2011, concerning female victims of spousal homicides (1995 - 2009). This study updates results from an earlier study I did in 2010 (SSRN #1599705). No support was found for the claim that the long-gun registry has been effective. As far as it can be determined, the long-gun registry has not saved a single woman’s life.
Keywords: long gun, registry, gun control, Canada, murder, family violence
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