Renowned UCLA professor throws cold water on “assault weapon” bans
Adam Winkler is a UCLA professor who specializes in....well, just let his bio speak:
Professor Adam Winkler is a specialist in American constitutional law, the Supreme Court, and gun policy. His book We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights (2018), was a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award, the California Book Award, and received the Scribes Award. He is also the author of Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America (2011), which won no awards but was the subject of a question on the popular game show Jeopardy!. His scholarship has been cited in landmark Supreme Court cases on the First and Second Amendments, and he is one of the twenty most cited law professors in judicial opinions today. His popular writing has appeared in the New York Times, New York Review of Books, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New Republic, Atlantic, Slate, Scotusblog, and Daily Beast. He is a frequent commentator about legal issues and has appeared on Face the Nation, CNN, NBC Nightly News, C-SPAN, Newshour, ABC News, All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Marketplace. He also served as co-editor of the Encyclopedia of the American Constitution (2d Edition).
Anyways, he did a Reddit "ask me anything", and people were asking his views on the legality and likelihood of so-called "assault weapons" bans surviving the courts. Here's what he said:
Oh, and for you Illinois folks, he addressed the new ban there too:
Case closed. Oh, Shannon Watts of Moms Demand Action (soon-to-be retired), listen to him again please. Unless you flip-flopped and no longer trust him...