Professor Winkler Quoted by Voice of America on Open Carry Gun Law at Republican National Convention

July 18, 2016 – Professor Adam Winkler was quoted in a Voice of America article about how Ohio’s open carry gun law, which allows citizens to carry handguns and assault rifles in public, has put police on high alert during the Republican National Convention, held this week in Cleveland.  Although some gun control advocates requested that Ohio Governor Kasich suspend the state’s open carry law, a movement by gun rights advocates has allowed the law to remain in place. 

“This decentralized movement is nonetheless so successful because its issue is guns. In many parts of the country, any law that purports to expand gun rights will be eagerly adopted by lawmakers,” Professor Winkler said.

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