Thu December 20, 2012
Albion College Professor on the politics of gun control
Melzer is the author of Gun Crusaders: The NRA’s Culture War. In a recent opinion piece for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Melzer says the gun debate “has become so one-sided its specious to even call it a debate.” Melzer told WMUK’s Gordon Evans that polling shows support for things like waiting periods and a federal assault weapons ban. But he says the National Rifle Association is able to stop such legislation because its members are more passionate than those who favor more stringent control.