Professor Adam Winkler Writes an Op-Ed for the Los Angeles Times on Why Banning Assault Rifles Won’t Reduce Gun Violence

December 11, 2015 – Professor Adam Winkler wrote an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times in which he argued on why an assault weapons ban isn’t a solution for reducing gun violence. 

“We already know that banning assault weapons won't reduce gun crime or deaths,” said Professor Winkler. “Worse, the bans may make it harder to enact more effective gun control laws.”

“The only thing unique about assault rifles is their menacing name and look, and it is these elements that make them such an appealing — if not particularly sensible — target of gun control advocates.”

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