5 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2012
Date Written: March 2012
This presentation addresses four points:
(1) Responsible gun owners are less likely to murder than other Canadians;
(2) The police have not demonstrated the value of long-gun registry;
(3) The long-gun registry has not been effective in reducing homicide rates; and
(4) The data in the long-gun registry are of poor quality and should be destroyed.
Bill C-19 deserves support because the evidence demonstrates that scrapping the long-gun registry is a modest step towards improving public safety.
Keywords: gun control, gun registration, gun owners, effectiveness of gun laws, Canada
JEL Classification: criminology, sociology, Canada, law, politics, police, social policy
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Mauser, Gary A., A Presentation to Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, The Senate of Canada (March 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2040531 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2040531