Gun Control

Part I:Introduction
The issue of and violence, both in Canada and the United States,
is one that simply will not go away. If history is to be any guide, no matter
what the resolution to the gun control debate is, it is probable that the
arguments pro and con will be much the same as they always have been. In 1977,
legislation was passed by the Canadian Parliament regulating long guns for the
first time, restructuring the availability of firearms, and increasing a variety
of penalties . Canadian firearms law is primarily federal, and "therfore
national in scope, while the bulk of the firearms regulation in the United
States is at the state level; attempts to introduce stricter leglislation ...

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it privilege? And
what are the benefits of having strict gun control laws? Through the analysis of
the writings and reports of academics and experts of gun control and urban
violence, it will be possible to examine the issues and theories of the social
impact of this issue.

Part II: Review of the Literature A) Summary

In a paper which looked at gun control and firearms violence in North America,
Robert J. Mundt, of the University of North Carolina, points out that "Crime in
America is popularly perceived [in Canada] as something to be expected in a
society which has less respect for the rule of law than does Canadian
In 1977, the Canadian government took the initiative to legislate stricter gun
control. Among the provisions legislated by the Canadian government was a
"Firearms Acquisition Certificate" for the purchase of any firearm, and
strengthened the "registration requirements for handguns and other restricted
weapons..." .
The purpose of the 1977 ...

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the two countries. As Mauser states that "Canadians are more
deferent to authority and do not support the use of handguns in self defence to
the same extent as Americans".
As Mauser points out that "it has been argued that cultural differences
account for why Canada has stricter gun control legislation than the United
States"(575). Surprisingly enough, nationwide surveys in both Canada and the
United States "show remarkable similarity in the public attitude towards
firearms and gun control"(586). Both Canada and the United States were
originally English colonies, and both have historically had similar patterns of
immigration. Moreover, Canadians are exposed to American television ...

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