Beware Carceral Gun Control

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Prevailing debate obscures the fact that we already have a form of gun control in the United States. As legal scholar Ben Levin explains, the problem is that it’s a form of gun control that is mostly about locking up poor black men in huge numbers. The Left should demand a society without readily available weapons of war on the streets and a society without mass incarceration. Thanks to our supporters at University of California Press. Check out their new title Race and America’s Long War from Nikhil Pal Singh. And check out Dan’s Jacobin article on carceral gun control here. Also, catch Dan in Atlanta at the International Drug Policy Reform conference on October 14.

Topics: Criminal Justice Electoral Politics Racism Prison Reform Judiciary Gun Culture
Guests: Ben Levin