December 19, 2014 – Professor Adam Winkler is quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about a U.S. appeals court ruling that a man who was committed to a mental institution decades ago can’t be blocked from buying a gun.
Adam Winkler, a Second Amendment expert and law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, said the ruling could give momentum to the gun-rights movement. “I wouldn’t be surprised to see legal challenges to other parts of the [federal gun] law now,” he said.
Mr. Winkler also said the ruling could prompt Republicans in Congress to move to set up a new “relief from disabilities” program that would allow people to prove they are fit to own guns.
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