We develop a model of crime and self-defense that provides a rationale both for the right to bear arms and for regulating this right. It also suggests that a severe punishment for gun crime might best guarantee both the security and freedom of potential victims.
Constitutional Law, Generally
Date of this Version
Hugo M. Mialon and Thomas E. Wiseman, "The Impact of Gun Laws: A Model of Crime and Self-Defense" (February 2005). Emory Legal Scholarship Working Paper Series. Working Paper 4.