Ian Ayres & Fredrick Vars on Reducing Gun Violence
In this episode, Ian Ayres, Deputy Dean and William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale Law School, and Fredrick E. Vars, Ira Drayton Pruitt, Sr. Professor of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law, discuss their new book "Weapon of Choice: Fighting Gun Violence While Respecting Gun Rights," which is published by Harvard University Press. They begin by explaining that their book explores methods of reducing gun violence that rely on voluntary choice, rather than coercion. Among other things, they propose giving people the ability to voluntarily relinquish their gun rights, which they argue would prevent many deaths caused by suicide. They also offer other proposals that would recognize the right of property owners to exclude guns from their property.