April 4, 2013 -- Professor Adam Winkler discussed the response by individual states regarding gun laws in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, which has resulted in a patchwork that tightens restrictions in some places and eases them in others. His comments appear in a Los Angeles Times article.
Adam Winkler, a UCLA law professor who has written extensively about the politics surrounding guns, said it was not surprising that states had acted while the U.S. Senate was just preparing to take up the issue on the floor.
Many states, even large ones such as California and Texas, are politically "more homogenous than the federal government," Winkler said. That eases the way toward consensus.
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