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Our Violent National Game

The great hockey debate continues

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

Christian Pearce

Christian Pearce is a criminal lawyer in Toronto and co-author, with Rodrigo Bascuñán, of Enter the Babylon System: Unpacking Gun Culture from Samuel Colt to 50 Cent (Vintage, 2007).

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Christian Pearce

Bogeymen Versus Sportsmen

Race, lobbyists and the ironic development of Canadian gun laws March 2013
Firearms violence, in one form or other, rarely drifts far from the front page. Be it small town school disasters such as Newtown or inner city street gang shootouts, our culture is regularly bombarded with coverage of the mayhem and horror that come with gun violence. Despite the countless hours spent covering such tragedy, however, attention is infrequently paid to the lengthy history of firearms legislation and how indeed we got to a place where the carnage can…