November 5, 2014 – Professor Adam Winkler was quoted in Time about gun control groups redirecting their attention and money to state ballot initiatives. Voters are expected to approve one such gun control initiative in Washington state.
Appealing to voters through ballot initiatives has helped advance other progressive causes in recent years, including minimum wage increases and the legalization of medical marijuana. It’s a lesson gun control advocates have taken to heart. “I think it does represent a subtle shift,” says Adam Winkler, a law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles who favors gun control. “What we’re seeing is a renewed effort by gun control advocates to take this issue to the voters directly.”
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