By R. Blake Brown
From the École Polytechnique shootings of 1989 to the political controversy surrounding the removal of the federal long-gun registry, the difficulty of gun regulate has been an issue of fierce debate in Canada. yet in reality, firearm law has been a sharply contested factor within the nation when you consider that Confederation. Arming and Disarming bargains the 1st entire background of gun keep watch over in Canada from the colonial interval to the present.
In this sweeping, immersive ebook, R. Blake Brown outlines efforts to manage using weapons by means of adolescents, punish the misuse of hands, impose licensing regimes, and create firearm registries. Brown additionally demanding situations many well known assumptions approximately Canadian heritage, suggesting that gun possession was once faraway from common in the course of a lot of the colonial interval, and that many 19th century legal professionals – together with John A. Macdonald – believed in a constrained correct to endure arms.
Arming and Disarming offers a cautious exploration of the way social, fiscal, cultural, felony, and constitutional matters formed gun laws and its implementation, in addition to how those elements outlined Canada’s ancient and modern ‘gun culture.’
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