Does the Right to Bear Arms Impede or Promote Economic Development
Engage, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 85-100, 2005
16 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2005 Last revised: 2 Apr 2009
Using case studies from Latin America, Kenya, and Zambia, this article examines the claim of gun prohibition advocates that the presence of small arms is a cause of economic underdevelopment. The article also details the harmful effects of UN policy regarding malaria and AIDS in the Third World.
Keywords: Underdevelopment, right to arms, Zambia, Kenya, AIDS, Malaria, DDT
JEL Classification: H11, F01, I18, I30, J18, N46, N47, O29
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