Against Gun Bans and Restrictive Licensing

  title={Against Gun Bans and Restrictive Licensing},
  author={T. Hsiao},
  journal={Essays in Philosophy},
  • T. Hsiao
  • Published 2015
  • Economics
  • Essays in Philosophy
  • Arguments in favor of an individual moral right to keep and bear firearms typically appeal to the value of guns as a reasonable means of self-defense. This is, for the most part, an empirical claim. If it were shown that allowing private gun ownership would lead to an overall net increase in crime or other social harms, then the strength of a putative right to own a gun would be diminished. But would it be defeated completely? I do not think so, and indeed I want to suggest in this paper that… CONTINUE READING
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