The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America
By Adam Winkler
W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393345834, 361pp.
Publication Date: July 15, 2013
Gunfight is a timely work examining America's four-centuries-long political battle over gun control and the right to bear arms. In this definitive and provocative history, Adam Winkler reveals how guns not abortion, race, or religion are at the heart of America's cultural divide. Using the landmark 2008 case District of Columbia v. Heller which invalidated a law banning handguns in the nation's capital as a springboard, Winkler brilliantly weaves together the dramatic stories of gun-rights advocates and gun-control lobbyists, providing often unexpected insights into the venomous debate that now cleaves our nation.