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Professor Winkler Comments on "Stand Your Ground" Laws in Multiple Media Outlets


July 17, 2013 -- Professor Adam Winkler commented on "stand your ground" self-defense laws in a Washington Times article.

In a New York Times forum dedicated to debate on "stand your ground" laws, author and UCLA law professor Adam Winkler said Florida's law "unambigiously authorizes people to pursue and confront others" and encourages vigilantism.

To read the entire Washington Times article, click here.

Professor Winkler commented on the same issue in a Christian Science Monitor article.

"Non-gun owners are questioning Stand Your Ground laws... [b]ut the gun lobby is too strong to allow such laws to be repealed," writes Adam Winkler, a law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of "Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America," in an email.  "For better or worse, stand your ground laws are here to stay."

To read the entire Christian Science Monitor article, click here.

Professor Winkler is also quoted on the same topic in The Hill.

"There's little the Department of Justice can do," UCLA law professor Adam Winkler told the hill... "States are allowed to have their own criminal laws, including self-defense laws."

To read the entire article, click here.