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
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 Americas fixation on gun rights. Winkler argues that gunsnot abortion rights, race, or religionare at the heart of Americas 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.