Gary Mauser; Papers and Presentations

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July 16, 2008
United Nations Biennial Meeting of States to Review Progress Made in the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects

16 July 2008

By Gary Mauser
National Firearms Association of Canada NFA

Mr President, distinguished delegates,

I am Gary Mauser, Professor Emeritus, of Simon Fraser University in Canada. I represent the National Firearms Association. For over 20 years, my academic research at SFU has involved studying firearms and crime. A study I did with constitutional lawyer and criminologist Don B. Kates has been recently published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. I will briefly report on our findings.

  1. Download paper in Adobe pdf -- Mauser 2008 United Nations Statement

Link to to Download Would banning firearms reduce murder and suicide? A review of international and some domestic evidence.: An article from: Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.

October 10, 2006

Professor Gary Mauser Letter to Stephen Harper

Here is a letter sent to Prime Minister Harper by Professor Mauser;

"I would like to thank you for taking steps to dismantle the long-gun registry. I understand that this is a difficult task for a minority government, and I appreciate your willingness to attempt the challenge.

However, I am hearing very disturbing rumours that your office is looking at the possibility of banning some or all non-restricted semi-automatic long guns.

Charts included in letter to Prime Minister Harper:

Australia Figure 1 (pdf)

England and Wales Figure 2 (pdf)

May 25, 2006

Ontario Police College -- Gary Mauser Presentation

Here is the powerpoint presentation given to the Ontario Police College by Professor Mauser on May 25, 2006 at the Insights: Guns and Gangs Seminar. Will Gun Control Make Us Safe? Debunking the Myths is the title of the presentation.

Will Gun Control Make Us Safe? Debunking the Myths Adobe Acrobat file.

In the Right Hands -- Gary Mauser, Key Note Speaker

The In the Right Hands seminar, in Christ Church, New Zealand featured speakers from around the world. John R. Lott Jr, Colin Greenwood, Don Barton, Mark Barnes, Annette Beautrais, David Capie, Chaz Forsyth, Joe Green, Mike Spray, Jenny Mouzos, Carol Nelson, Rick Patterson, Rod Slings, Geoff Smith and Emma Watkins.

This international seminar on firearm safety sponsored by the New Zealand Police and the Coalition of Licenced Firearm Owners of New Zealand and The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council.

Gary Mauser was the keynote speaker.

Read Mauser's complete paper.

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Guns and Gangs: What should we do?

Professor Gary Mauser, recently made a presentation; Guns and Gangs: What should we do? for the Fraser Institute.

Click on the graphic, to start the presentation. If you have questions, you may contact Professor Mauser

Mauser Presentation in Adobe pdf

National Experiences with Firearms Regulations: Evaluating the Implications for Public Safety

Presented at the Tower of London Symposium on the Legal, Economic and Human Rights Implications of Civilian Firearms Ownership and Regulation, 2 May 2003

Do firearm regulations create a safer society?

  • Modern gun regulations appear to follow televised gun crime.

  • Politicians promise that more restrictive gun laws will make society safer.

  • But do they?

Read the complete Presentation

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