Gunfight

Gunfight

The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America

By Adam Winkler

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393077414, 384pp.

Publication Date: September 19, 2011

Description
"Gunfight" promises to be a seminal work in its examination of America's four-centuries-long political battle over gun control and the right to bear arms. Winkler uses the landmark 2008 case District of Columbia v. Heller, which invalidated a law banning handguns in the nation's capital, as a springboard for a groundbreaking historical narrative.


About the Author
Adam Winkler, a professor of constitutional law at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been featured on CNN and in the "New York Times", the "Wall Street Journa"l, and the "New Republic". A columnist for the "Daily Beast", he lives in Los Angeles.