Gun Rights: The Issue That Switched From Left Wing To Right Wing

Feb 12, 2013

Black Panthers demonstrating at Seattle's federal courthouse, 1969.
Credit MOHAI/Seattle P.I. Collection/Tom Barlet

Back in the 1960s, it was urban radicals who fought for the right to bear arms, and it was largely white conservatives who fought for tighter gun control. How times have changed.

The forgotten history of the gun rights debate, today on KUOW.

Other stories heard on KUOW Presents, Tuesday, February 12:

Huey Newton, founder of the Black Panthers, seated with gun and spear.
Credit Oakland Museum of California/Eldridge Cleaver