Professor Winkler Comments on Second Amendment and Film "American Sniper" in New York Times Article

January 29, 2015 -- Professor Adam Winkler discusses the film "American Sniper" in a New York Times article.

For the left, it's a symbol of seemingly futile American bellicosity abroad and, said Adam Winkler, a law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of "Gunfight," about the fight over gun control, "how crazy our gun culture has become."

"It calls into question the very idea of the Second Amendment," he said. "Are guns useful for selfdefense? Here was one of the most skilled shooters in American history holding guns, surrounded by guns, and was unable to protect himself."

"I think everything associated with Chris Kyle's life is fueling this controversy," Mr. Winkler continued. "The choices he made as sniper for the American military are part of a broader cultural argument about the war on terror. Have we spent too much money and time, and for what good gain, and how many civilians have we killed in pursuit of terror?" 

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