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 problem of gun keep watch over has been a subject matter of fierce debate in Canada. yet in truth, firearm law has been a sharply contested factor within the nation for the reason that Confederation. Arming and Disarming deals the 1st accomplished heritage 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 via kids, punish the misuse of palms, impose licensing regimes, and create firearm registries. Brown additionally demanding situations many renowned 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 attorneys – together with John A. Macdonald – believed in a constrained correct to undergo arms.
Arming and Disarming offers a cautious exploration of ways social, fiscal, cultural, felony, and constitutional matters formed gun laws and its implementation, in addition to how those components outlined Canada’s historic and modern ‘gun culture.’
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