February 22, 1989 Video Collection

A Liberal Against Banning Guns

In this lecture in 1989, Don Kates gives a history of gun ownership in America and speaks about the historical implications of the right to self-defense.

Don Kates is professor emeritus of constitutional and criminal law specializing in gun ownership and gun control issues. He is also a research fellow at the Independent Institute, and is the editor of Firearms and Violence: Issues of Public Policy (1984).

In this lecture at a San Francisco Libertarian Party event in 1989, Kates gives a history of gun ownership in America and speaks about the historical implications of the right to self-defense.