Adam Winkler uses the landmark 2008 case District of Columbia v. Heller — which invalidated a law banning handguns in the nation's capital — as a springboard to look at the American political battle over gun control.
In softcover nonfiction, Chuck Thompson makes the case for Southern secession, and Adam Winkler explores the history of the American gun control battle. In fiction, Rowling tries her hand at a novel for grown-ups.
Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with law professor Adam Winkler about the recent history of gun control legislation, and whether the Sandy Hook shooting might represent a tipping point. He's the author of the book, Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America.