Does the Right to Bear Arms Impede or Promote Economic Development

Engage, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 85-100, 2005

16 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2005 Last revised: 2 Apr 2009

See all articles by David B. Kopel

David B. Kopel

Independence Institute; Denver University - Sturm College of Law; Cato Institute

Paul Gallant

Independence Institute

Joanne D. Eisen

Independence Institute

Abstract

Using case studies from Latin America, Kenya, and Zambia, this article examines the claim of gun prohibition advocates that the presence of small arms is a cause of economic underdevelopment. The article also details the harmful effects of UN policy regarding malaria and AIDS in the Third World.

Keywords: Underdevelopment, right to arms, Zambia, Kenya, AIDS, Malaria, DDT

JEL Classification: H11, F01, I18, I30, J18, N46, N47, O29

Suggested Citation

Kopel, David B. and Gallant, Paul and Eisen, Joanne D., Does the Right to Bear Arms Impede or Promote Economic Development. Engage, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 85-100, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=742607

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Joanne D. Eisen

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