View Full Version : Joyce Lee Malcolm: Cautionary Tales of Gun Control in UK and Australia

12-28-2012, 10:56 PM
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323777204578195470446855466.html?m od=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

The results have not been what proponents of the act wanted. Within a decade of the handgun ban and the confiscation of handguns from registered owners, crime with handguns had doubled according to British government crime reports. Gun crime, not a serious problem in the past, now is. Armed street gangs have some British police carrying guns for the first time. Moreover, another massacre occurred in June 2010. Derrick Bird, a taxi driver in Cumbria, shot his brother and a colleague then drove off through rural villages killing 12 people and injuring 11 more before killing himself.

Joyce Lee Malcolm is a law professor at George Mason University. I highly recommend her book To Keep and Bear Arms: The Origins of an Anglo-American Right (Harvard University Press 1996). http://www.amazon.com/To-Keep-Bear-Arms-Anglo-American/dp/0674893077/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1356767649&sr=8-1&keywords=joyce+lee+malcolm

12-28-2012, 11:36 PM
About 2 steps removed from 2A content, but still a good article.