UCLA's Professor Adam Winkler is an avid promoter of more infringements on the Second Amendment. He would take issue with that phrasing. He would call it "more commonsense gun safety regulation". Winkler is one of the better and clearer thinkers on the disarmist side of the debate. I disagree with most of his premises, but he thinks strategically.
I was surprised to see him take the view that NRA's influence is going to fall because of demographic changes in the country, as well as because of a potentially lowering crime rate. In an opinion piece to the Washington Post, he made this argument:
Polls show that whites tend to favor gun rights over gun control by a significant margin (57 percent to 40 percent). Yet whites, who comprise 63 percent of the population today, won't be in the majority for long. Racial minorities are soon to be a majority, and they are the nation's strongest supporters of strict gun laws.
An overwhelming majority of African Americans say that gun control is more important than gun rights (72 percent to 24 percent). While the African American population shows signs of slow growth, other racial minority groups are growing more rapidly - and report even greater support for gun control.
The fastest-growing minority group in America is Latinos. Between 2000 and 2010, the nation's Latino population grew by 43 percent. Hispanics, which make up 17 percent of the population today, are expected to grow to 30 percent of the population in the coming decades.
One of the primary tools in the leftist propaganda arsenal is claiming that history is on their side, and that their eventual victory is pre-ordained. It is strong moral support for the religion of the state. I think that is what Adam is engaged in here.