December 9, 2015 – Professor Adam Winkler joined a discussion on New Hampshire Public Radio on the issue of guns in the U.S., saying there have been big shifts in the conversation around gun control.
“Many people who favor gun control were frustrated after Newtown (Connecticut), that no new federal legislation had been adopted and I hear time and time again that nothing’s changed. But I think we have seen a really reinvigorated gun control movement in America,” said Professor Winkler.
“We have President Obama who in his 2008 and 2012 campaigns totally avoided talking about gun control; he wanted not to talk about it at all. After Newtown, that completely changed. He really embraced gun control, and we see that the democratic presidential candidates have all featured gun control as a major part of their platforms. That’s starkly different from what we’ve seen in the past.”
Listen to the interview.