Presentation to the Canadian House of Commons, Standing Committee on Public Safety, C-19

7 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2012  

Gary A. Mauser

Simon Fraser University (SFU) - Beedie School of Business

Date Written: November 24, 2011

Abstract

Bill C-19 deserves support because the evidence demonstrates that scrapping the long-gun registry will not reduce public safety and may even improve it. This brief addresses four points: responsible gun owners are less likely to be accused of homicide than other Canadians; the police have not been able to demonstrate the value of long-gun registry; the long-gun registry has not been effective in reducing homicide; and the data in the long-gun registry are of poor quality and should be destroyed.

Keywords: gun control, long guns, registration, Canada

Suggested Citation

Mauser, Gary A., Presentation to the Canadian House of Commons, Standing Committee on Public Safety, C-19 (November 24, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2015724 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2015724

Gary A. Mauser (Contact Author)

Simon Fraser University (SFU) - Beedie School of Business ( email )

8888 University Drive
Burnaby, British Colombia V5A 1S6
Canada
604 936-9141 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.garymauser.net

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