Friday’s shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, has left 12 people dead, 59 injured -- and an entire community in horror. As the victims face an uncertain future, a rocky road to mental and physical recovery, we are left to make sense of such a random act of violence.
From the Founding Fathers and the Second Amendment to the origins of the Klan, ironically as a gun control organization, the debate over guns has always generated controversy. And it continues following the horrific shooting in Colorado on Friday.
America's four-centuries-long political battle over gun control and the right to bear arms is the subject of Adam Winkler’s book, Gunfight. Winkler uses the landmark 2008 case District of Columbia v. Heller, which invalidated a law banning handguns in the nation's capital, as a springboard for a historical narrative.