Gun Fight: The Battle Over The Right To Bear Arms in America

Lecture | February 9 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Prof. Frank Zimring, Berkeley Law

 Prof. Adam Winkler, UCLA Law

 Human Rights Center, Human Rights Program, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Graduate School of Journalism, Public Health, School of

UCLA Law Professor and author Adam Winkler discusses the future of the Second Amendment under the Trump Administration and his acclaimed book Gun Fight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America, which probes four centuries of America’s fixation on gun rights. Winkler argues that guns—not abortion rights, race, or religion—are at the heart of America’s cultural divide. Discussing the remarkable history leading up to the landmark 2008 Heller case, which broke with 70 years of precedent to give gun owners much greater rights nationwide, Winkler will break down the fight between gun rights and gun safety advocates. Berkeley Law's Frank Zimring will introduce. This is the fourth event in the yearlong event series Gun Violence in America.

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