gun control


Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Texas Latino Rep to file “celebratory gunfire” bill after hit by stray bullet

*This is scary, but gunfire celebration on New Year’s Eve is not uncommon in deep South Texas. VL By Robert Inks, Texas Tribune (2.5 minute read) After being hit by a stray bullet fired into the air in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day, Rep. Armando Martinez, D-Weslaco, said Monday he’s planning to file

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

the Latino daily – Your Tuesday morning brief

TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 Good morning Taquistas! This is the first story I read this morning and I’m obsessing over it a little. It tells a story of the changing face of America, of transformation, and of...

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

President Obama’s boldest action on guns yet, explained

*You’ll be seeing lot’s about the President’s action on gun control this morning, this is the most concise and complete report I’ve seen. It explains what, why and the possible fallout about the announcement. We compiled these...

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Latino voters favor gun restrictions

*Given the events of this week in San Bernardino, and acknowledging that the mass murder was probably terror related, I though I’d re-post this survey, by Latino Decisions. If for no other reason than to provide context...

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Will immigration lead to restrictions on gun rights?

*Although this piece makes the usual, tired link between Latinos and immigration, it also makes a good point about how Latinos are changing politics and consumer markets. Specifically, Latinos and other racial minorities are more pro-gun control...

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Latino voters favor gun restrictions

*This survey is two years old, but it’s the most recent poll of Latino attitudes on gun control. VL By Adrian Pantoja, Latino Decisions The grim statistics and on-going stories about children, men and women killed by...

Monday, July 27th, 2015

States’ Rights, Individual Liberties and Other American Falsehoods

By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco I think it is about time to drive spikes into the cracks of some of these American fabrications.  Apologists and supporters of States’ Rights and Individual Liberties or Individualism claim that these...

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Isla Vista Shooting: Latino Opinions on Gun Control, as Father of Victim Christopher Martinez Speaks Out Against NRA

*Latino mainstream is far apart from the non-Latino white mainstream on the issue of gun control, especially among youth. The numbers are easy to explain: the greater the number of victims of gun violence, the more likely...

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Gun Bill’s Failure May help Immigration Legislation

By Chris Cillizza, Washington Post Here’s an odd political reality: The collapse of the gun bill in the Senate last week may well make the passage of immigration reform legislation slightly easier. “I think the continued intensity of the dysfunction of Congress...

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Guns Yes, Immigrants No

By William Saletan, Slate Mandatory background checks are a terrible idea. They burden law-abiding citizens and don’t catch criminals. The databases they rely on are riddled with errors. We don’t even prosecute people who flunk the checks. That’s...

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

An Eye on Immigration and Guns This Week

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Things to look out for this week: Guns and immigration. As if this week were any different from the last  three or four weeks – but this time it’s real, and serious, they...

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Sometimes Redundancy is a Good Thing

By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco I know I have written several columns or essays decrying the dangers of guns.  But in light of the recent Senate debate, highlighted by our own embarrassing United States Senator from Texas,...

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Latino Voters Favor Gun Restrictions

By Adrian Pantoja, Ph.D., Latino Decisions The grim statistics and on-going stories about children, men and women killed by guns in America have led many to conclude that enough is enough; something must to be done to curb...

Friday, February 15th, 2013

How We Talk about Guns in My Chicago Classroom

By Ray Salazar, CNN During Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama spoke about gun violence, and he continues the discussion in Chicago today. He recognized in his speech, “our actions will not prevent every senseless...

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