New PDF release: Arming and Disarming: A History of Gun Control in Canada

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 a topic of fierce debate in Canada. yet in reality, firearm rules has been a sharply contested factor within the nation in view that Confederation. Arming and Disarming deals the 1st complete background of gun regulate in Canada from the colonial interval to the present.

In this sweeping, immersive publication, R. Blake Brown outlines efforts to manage using weapons by way of teenagers, punish the misuse of hands, impose licensing regimes, and create firearm registries. Brown additionally demanding situations many renowned assumptions approximately Canadian heritage, suggesting that gun possession used to be faraway from common in the course of a lot of the colonial interval, and that many 19th century attorneys – together with John A. Macdonald – believed in a restricted correct to undergo arms.

Arming and Disarming offers a cautious exploration of ways social, financial, cultural, criminal, and constitutional issues formed gun laws and its implementation, in addition to how those elements outlined Canada’s ancient and modern ‘gun culture.’

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