Professor Winkler Comments on Gavin Newsom’s Sweeping Gun-Control Ballot Measure in San Jose Mercury News and KSRO-AM

October 16, 2015 -- Professor Adam Winkler commented on Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposal to put a tough firearms-control measure on California's ballot next year aimed at requiring background checks for ammunition purchases and forcing gun owners to give up large-capacity magazines in the San Jose Mercury News and KSRO-AM.

"The large-capacity magazine ban is going to stimulate a lot of opposition; that's going to hit a lot of ordinary gun owners where it hurts -- including some who might be open-minded to other kinds of gun control,” said Professor Winkler. "It plays into the hands of gun-rights proponents who are always warning that the government is going to come take your guns.” 

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Professor Winkler also discussed the proposed measure in an interview on KSRO Radio’s “Morning News.”  He said the most controversial aspect of the measure is a proposed ban on possession of high capacity magazines, which are standard issue on most guns.

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