Hispanics And Latinos Favor Gun Control

BY Herschel Smith
5 years ago

David Codrea has warned you:

Why the “gun control” groups keep quiet about illegal immigration is understandable. Those in it for the long haul, who hope and believe Americans can be disarmed within a generation, recognize that this can give them an unbeatable political majority within a decade or two, to remake the legislatures and courts and reverse all the legislative and judicial victories gained to date.

That explains motives of the gun-grabbers. But what about gun rights organizations? Why has only one national group sounded the alarm?

Also see David here for a followup.  And I have tried to explain that Hispanics and Latinos will vote collectivist because that’s there world view.

“For historical reasons to do with the nationalisation of the land under Lázaro Cárdenas and the predominant form of peasant land tenure, which was “village cooperative” rather than based on individual plots, the demand for “land to the tiller” in Mexico does not imply an individual plot for every peasant or rural worker or family. In Mexico, collectivism among the peasantry is a strong tradition … one consequence of these factors is that the radical political forces among the rural population are on the whole explicitly anti-capitalist and socialist in their ideology. Sometimes this outlook is expressed in support for guerilla organisations; but struggle movements of the rural population are widespread, and they spontaneously ally with the most militant city-based leftist organisations.”

One of the reasons for this reflexive alignment with leftism has to do with the the mid-twentieth century and what the Sovient Union and allied ideologies accomplished.  South and Central America was the recipient or receptacle for socialism draped in religious clothing, or in other words, liberation theology.  Its purveyors were Roman Catholic priests who had been trained in Marxism, and they were very successful in giving the leftists a moral platform upon which to build.  This ideology spread North from South and Central America into Mexico, and thus the common folk in Mexico are quite steeped in collectivist ideology from battles that were fought decades ago.

A very important Pew poll was just released, and The Dallas News headlined it this way: Latinos take more conservative view on pot but not on gun control.

Latinos take a more conservative view on pot legalization and a more-pro view on gun control, according to a fresh report on politics from the Pew Research Center.

About 49 percent of Hispanics polled support legalization of marijuana versus 53 percent for the total U.S. population. Liberalization of pot use is gaining support around the nation. Come January, in Dallas County, there may be some loosening on pot prosecution with a pilot project that gives tickets rather than jail time for simple possession, as we reported here.

On gun control, 62 percent of Hispanics polled by Pew say they support controlling gun ownership, versus 45 percent for the nation.

Nearly two thirds of Hispanics and Latinos are collectivists when it comes to gun rights.  And just consider – there are tens of millions of these new voters being added to the rolls considering the recent Supreme Court losses concerning voter ID laws.  This is in my estimation the most serious threat Americans face.

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  1. On October 16, 2014 at 11:54 pm, daniel smith said:

    A very good post until the author started talking about pot.The author making comments about pot in a “negative manner” is, im assuming, not a doctor or even remotely close to being qualified to talk about the chemical or biological makup of marijuana. I feel that people should research facts about a topic (im not talking about go to “im right . com” or some illegitimate website or a biased source) before proceeding to talk about something that they have no understanding about. Marijuana, or… “the evil plant” has nothing to do with illegals coming into this country and voting… Stay on point and dont vear off topic (Dallas News) by being random in your thought process and arguments for which you have no understanding of, and are not qualified to make comment about.

  2. On October 17, 2014 at 9:38 am, TexTopCat said:

    My personal feeling is that no one should use marijuana in any form or fashion, however, that choice should not be made by government. The “war on drugs” has not been effective and needs to go.
    On gun rights, it should not make one particle of difference if 99% of the people want gun control or not, as long as 2A is part of the Bill of Rights, gun control laws are unlawful. The existing laws already go way too far to infringe on this basic human right.
    Why should the government mandate that a gun so loud as to damage your hearing when fired? Why should the government need to give me permission to sell or give my property to another? Why should government permission be needed to purchase a legal object and I am legally permitted to own?

  3. On October 17, 2014 at 10:02 am, Herschel Smith said:

    Daniel I don’t disagree, but of course that isn’t really the issue at stake. I cited that portion of the article in order to show that regardless of what position you take, Hispanics and Latinos are approximately aligned with the voting American public on pot, while being much more collectivist on gun control. This is a very, very significant fact to consider as we add millions of Hispanic and Latino voters to the rolls. And the totalitarians among us know that.

  4. On October 17, 2014 at 6:21 am, Baron Von Zipper said:

    What percentage of those polled were United States citizens? Ima guessing small.

  5. On October 17, 2014 at 8:48 am, Kula Farmer said:

    because gun control has worked so well in Mexico,,,,,

  6. On October 17, 2014 at 9:22 am, t_reese said:

    Well of course the latinos support gun control. It keeps the guns out of our hands so the gang bangin basta*** have to worry about being shot if they try to rob or mug one of us!

  7. On October 17, 2014 at 10:53 am, whotothewhat said:

    Not surprised by this, we all know why the left and many on the right want amnesty. The challenge for us freedom loving Americans is guard are god given freedoms with our very lives if necessary. I will not be surrendering my 2nd Amendment rights to anyone regardless of laws or force that would be applied for defying.

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