Professor Winkler Comments on Possibility that Texas Will End Ban on Open Carry of Handguns in Associated Press Article

December 15, 2015 -- Professor Adam Winkler commented on the possibility that Texas will end a ban on the open carry of handguns. His comments appear in an Associated Press article.

Large urban areas have traditionally had the strictest controls on weapons in public because of concerns over guns in crowds and crime control, said UCLA law professor Adam Winkler, author of "Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America." He said it's "pretty surprising" that Texas still has an open carry ban that dates to the 1870s.

"We've been regulating guns in the interest of public safety, even in places like Texas, since the founding," Winkler said. "The battle over open carry of guns in public remains one of the most heated in the gun debate today."

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