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Gunfight by Adam Winkler

We are honored to include the book review below by one of our favorite colleagues, Professor Dave Fagundes.

"Adam Winkler's Gunfight is a radically moderate history of Districtof Columbia v. Heller, the Supreme Court case that adopted the view that the Second Amendment confers an individual right to bear arms. This is a masterful recounting of the story of a landmark constitutional case. And best of all, there is something in this book to disappoint all sides in the overheated public debate about guns in America.

Gun control advocates will be disappointed by Winkler’s conclusion that the individual-rights view of the Second Amendment is likely the right one. Winkler shows that private gun ownership has been part of American culture since the earliest days of the Republic, and that abolishing guns entirely as other countries have would not only be practically unworkable, but unconstitutional. 
Gun ownership maximalists will be disappointed by Winkler’s corollary observation tha…
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