“In Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America
, Adam Winkler tells the remarkable story of the rag-tag group of libertarian lawyers who challenged nearly a century of lower-court precedent to bring a clear-cut Second Amendment case to the Supreme Court.
This is an engaging and provocative legal drama about the six-year courtroom journey of District of Columbia v Heller
and a fascinating survey of the misunderstood history of guns and gun control in America.” (Wall Street Journal
“A succinct and fascinating introduction to the legal and historical issues at the heart of the gun debate.” (Eric Arnesen, professor of history at George Washington University and fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars - Chicago Tribune
About the Author
, a professor of constitutional law at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been featured on CNN and in the New York Times
, the Wall Street Journa
l, and the New Republic
. A columnist for the Daily Beast
, he lives in Los Angeles.