Tuesday, September 20, 2011

GWorks Interviews: Adam Winkler



In GWorks Interviews: Adam Winkler, Professor Adam Winkler discusses the history and jurisprudence of the Second Amendment right to "keep and bear arms."

Adam Winkler is Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law and author of Gun Fight: The Battle of the Right to Bears Arms in America, a history of the Second Amendment.

Part One: Heller District of Columbia v. Heller, the 2008 landmark Supreme Court decision that established an individual right "to keep and bear Arms."

Part Two: A Triumph of Originalism Heller's reasoning, dissents and potential importance.

Part Three: States & Rights How the Second Amendment affects the states and what the gun cases say about understanding constitutional rights.

Part Four: Guns, History & Understanding The history of guns in America and its impact on understanding guns and gun control.

Part Five: Government, Guns & Race The relation of government, guns and race.

Part Six: Conclusions What surprised Professor Winkler in his research and what the Second Amendment says about who we are.