By R. Blake Brown
From the École Polytechnique shootings of 1989 to the political controversy surrounding the removing of the federal long-gun registry, the difficulty of gun regulate has been a subject matter of fierce debate in Canada. yet in truth, firearm legislation has been a sharply contested factor within the kingdom because Confederation. Arming and Disarming bargains the 1st complete historical past of gun keep watch over in Canada from the colonial interval to the present.
In this sweeping, immersive booklet, R. Blake Brown outlines efforts to manage using weapons through youth, punish the misuse of hands, impose licensing regimes, and create firearm registries. Brown additionally demanding situations many renowned assumptions approximately Canadian historical past, 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 restricted correct to undergo arms.
Arming and Disarming presents a cautious exploration of ways social, monetary, cultural, felony, and constitutional matters formed gun laws and its implementation, in addition to how those elements outlined Canada’s old and modern ‘gun culture.’
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Arming and Disarming: A History of Gun Control in Canada (Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History) by R. Blake Brown