Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America

Author(s): Adam Winkler


This provocative history reveals how guns - not abortion, race or religion - are at the heart of America's cultural divide. In his examination of America's four-centuries-long political battle over gun control and the right to bear arms, Adam Winkler uses a landmark 2008 case, which invalidated a law banning handguns in the nation's capital, as a springboard for a groundbreaking historical narrative. From the Founding Fathers and the Second Amendment to the origins of the Klu Klux Klan, ironically as a gun control organisation, the debate over guns has always generated controversy. Whether examining the Black Panthers' role in provoking the modern gun rights movement or Ronald Reagan's efforts to curtail gun ownership, Winkler weaves together the dramatic stories of gun rights advocates and gun control lobbyists, providing often unexpected insights into the venomous debate that cleaves America.

Product Information

Adam Winkler is a professor of constitutional law at the University of California, Los Angeles. A columnist for The Daily Beast, he has been featured on CNN and in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The New Republic.

General Fields

  • : 9780393345834
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : WW Norton & Co
  • : 0.318
  • : August 2013
  • : 211mm X 140mm X 25mm
  • : United States
  • : August 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Adam Winkler
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 344.730533
  • : 384
  • : 20 illustrations