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.