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New Zealand

11 January 2001


The second amendment of the American constitution concerns the "right of the people to keep and bear Arms", and the intent of that language is the subject of a perpetual debate, one that will be sharpened by the incoming administration's gun-leaning instincts. Economists are not usually in the business of making value judgments. But some recent research about the effects on crime of gun ownership ought to play a part in informing society's decisions. From a... (

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