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Canadian Gun Control By Ashleigh Raso
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Comparison According the U.S. Department of Justice: 9% of violent crimes involved firearms In 2000, 28,663 died 37.5% of homicides involve guns 90,000 non-fatal accidents 7.6 Deaths per 100,000 people In Canada: In 2000, 151 people died .76 Deaths per 100,00o People www.USDOJ.gov
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Gun Control Laws The most major change in Gun Control Laws in the last 15 years was the 1995 Firearms Act. Required Owners to apply for license by Jan 1, 2001 Hand guns were already required to be licensed, but this included all guns In 2000, then had 2.3 million gun owners
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1995 Firearms Act continued 3 Goals Deter misuse of firearms Control Access Control specific weapons The bill had a provision that would require spousal signature: goal to decrease domestic violence Created hotline to report concern for someone who has a gun or was trying to get a gun Created 4 year minimum sentence for gun related crimes www.Canadianembassy.org/gov/guncontrol
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Has it helped? Has reduced some crime, especially in the
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course POLITICAL 460 taught by Professor Guernica during the Spring '08 term at Winona.

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