30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: To what extent is the right to bear arms up for debate? Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.
Open Prep: Questions, Articles, and Links to Get You Started
- Are gun rights a public safety issue or a matter of civil liberties?
- Should states determine the level of gun control?
- How does geography determine attitudes towards firearms?
- Why won't either party touch the issue?
What are your key questions on this topic? Post them below and get the conversation going!
Adam Winkler, constitutional-law professor at UCLA and the author of Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America (W. W. Norton & Company, 2011)
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