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Gun sales surged in the wake of the Aurora shooting massacre as some began to question the need for stricter gun control laws. The debate over gun rights has generated controversy throughout our nation’s history, whether at the time of the Founding Fathers, the genesis of the Ku Klux Klan, the struggle for civil rights or in 2008 when the Supreme Court ruled on the landmark Heller case. On Tuesday, Doug speaks with the law scholar Adam Winkler, who reminds us in his book Gunfight that guns are as much a part of American culture as gun control.


Adam Winkler is a professor of constitutional law the UCLA School of Law. His book is called Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.