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28 November 2014

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Adam Winkler (UCLA School of Law, Gunfight), Jacob Sullum (Reason), and Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero)

On the first-ever Bloggingheads triavlog, Bob moderates a debate on gun control between Adam and Jacob. What does the Second Amendment really mean? Adam and Jacob agree that banning assault weapons wouldn’t be very effective, but disagree about the constitutionality of limits on high-capacity magazines. Jacob criticizes New York’s new gun control law as “magical thinking.” Bob asks Jacob where he draws the line on banning weapons (machine guns? Shoulder-fired missiles?), and Jacob and Adam debate universal background checks. Finally, when we talk about the right of self-defense, whom are we talking about defending ourselves against?

Recorded:Jan 31    Posted:Feb 5, 2013
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Adam Winkler (UCLA School of Law, Gunfight), Jacob Sullum (Reason), and Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero)

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