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Gunfight by Adam Winkler
By Jane A Everham
Posted on 9/17/2018 9:28 AM
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. "
Author Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Winkler
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/books/ct-books-gunfight-review-story.html
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/nov/13/entertainment/la-ca-adam-winkler-20111113
https://www.sfgate.com/books/article/Review-of-Gunfight-by-Adam-Winkler-2328269.php
Discussion Questions:
How would the discussion of gun ownership be furthered if we used the term “gun regulation” vs “gun control?”
In the 70s in Fort Collins, it was common to see pick-up trucks with a shot gun or rifle racked in the rear window. We don’t see that now. What changed?
Fort Collins is not Chicago, but we have challenges related to guns. What are they?
The book talks about how the Heller decision honored the national consensus on the need for laws to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people and to reduce gun violence – that was 2008 – What do the laws say now?