Will Politics Influence Gun Laws?

Dec 17, 2012

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At an interfaith vigil last night, President Obama offered the love and prayers of the nation to community members in Newtown, Connecticut. The President also promised political action designed to prevent future tragedies, saying our society will be judged by how we care for our children.  For the Obama administration, it was a timely but vague first foray into the gun control debate. 

Adam Winkler is a professor at the UCLA School of Law and author of “Gun-Fight”, which traces the history and current status of gun control in the United States.