Professor Adam Winkler Speaks to Washington Post on Limitations of Second Amendment

December 8, 2015—Professor Adam Winkler spoke to the Washington Post about how the Second Amendment does not create the unfettered right to own guns in America. This claim — prominent among gun-rights advocates — implies that the Second Amendment establishes not just a right to own guns, but a right that the government cannot legally limit. The problem with this argument:  None of our rights work this way.

"The Supreme Court has said repeatedly that no right under the Constitution is absolute," said Professor Winkler.  “In general, where the government has very strong reasons to restrict a right, it can."