The Samurai, the Mountie, and the Cowboy: Should America Adopt the Gun Controls of Other Democracies?

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Prometheus Books, 1992 - Political Science - 470 pages
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Gun control remains one of the hottest topics on America's agenda. Increased violence, gang wars in metropolitan areas, and the prevalence of guns in the United States frequently bring this debate to new crescendos of public concern. How can we find answers that maintain safety while protecting individual liberty? The Samurai, The Mountie, and The Cowboy offers a compelling look at how other democracies have attempted to solve their own gun problems, and what we can learn from these countries.

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User Review  - RandyStafford - LibraryThing

My reactions to reading this book in 1993. Kopel makes his case – that violence with guns (suicide seems markedly unaffected by gun control) is more a function of culture and social values than gun ... Read full review

The samurai, the mountie, and the cowboy: should America adopt the gun controls of other democracies?

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Having carefully reviewed gun control policies in Japan, Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, and Switzerland, Kopel argues, quite accurately, that none provides a useful model for ... Read full review


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David B. Kopel is Research Director of the Independence Institute and is an Associate Policy Analyst with the Cato Institute. He is an Adjunct Professor of Advanced Constitutional Law at University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. Kopel is one of several contributors to The Volokh Conspiracy and author of 13 books and almost 70 scholarly articles.

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