Professor Winkler Comments in Sacramento Bee on Minor NRA Presence in California

October 31, 2016—Professor Adam Winkler commented in the Sacramento Bee on how the National Rifle Association (NRA) is a relatively minor political player in California, where the voice of gun rights has traditionally been represented by state groups like Gun Owners of California.

Professor Winkler suggested that the NRA may also be staying out of the Proposition 63 fight because several similar laws passed this summer already accomplish Newsom’s major goals, including instituting background checks for ammunition purchases. He said, “Why spend a ton of money to defeat a ballot initiative that is largely symbolic?”

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