July 6, 2016—Professor Adam Winkler was quoted by Mic.com as well as various other news outlets about new gun laws passed in the wake of the mass shootings in San Bernardino in December and in Orlando in June. These gun laws ban semi-automatic weapons and require background checks for people who wish to purchase ammunition and ban magazines which can hold over 10 bullets. Some have suggested that these laws are unconstitutional, but Professor Winkler believes the Supreme Court will likely side with the state.
"I suspect [the court] would uphold such a ban, especially after such high-profile shootings," said Professor Winkler. "And I suspect that many judges, like many other people, would believe you don't need an assault weapon for self-defense."