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A Presentation to Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs,
The Senate of Canada

5 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2012  

Gary A. Mauser

Simon Fraser University (SFU) - Beedie School of Business

Date Written: March 2012

Abstract

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

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

Gary A. Mauser (Contact Author)

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

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Burnaby, British Colombia V5A 1S6
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HOME PAGE: http://www.garymauser.net

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