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Professor Winkler Cited in Los Angeles Times Column on NRA's African American Commentator


​July 23, 2013 -- Professor Adam Winkler is cited in a Los Angeles Times column on an NRA commentator who does not fit the stereotype of an NRA supporter.

It was not a misreading of history, according to UCLA law professor Adam Winkler, author of "Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America."

Winkler said that the armed Black Panthers of the 1960s, despite criticism by then-Republican California Gov. Ronald Reagan and many conservatives, paved the way for the NRA's current interpretation of the 2nd Amendment: that citizens should be able to carry guns in public, not just for hunting, but for protection, including protection against government tyranny.

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