Effective, just and humane responses to the causes and consequences of crime

This paper will examine gun control within the broader context of crime prevention. Specifically, the impact of stricter gun control on levels of crime will be examined. In order to address this hotly debated issue, four distinct yet related topics will be discussed, namely: the history of guns and colonialism on the western frontier, the substance and efficacy of past and present firearms legislation, statistical data on firearms and violence in Canada and the relationship between gun control and crime prevention.

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