The study found that only 29% of Latinos feel it is more important to protect gun ownership rightsthan it is to control the ownership of guns. This is different from how Whites responded to the survey, which found that 57% of them believe it is more important to protect gun ownership rights, while 37% place importance on gun ownership control.
Some believe that the increasing prevalence of gun violence in Latin America may be impacting the Latino support for stricter gun control laws in the United States.
The release of the Pew Research Center study coincides with Democrats criticizing GOP lawmakers for hosting a planned fundraiser titled “Aiming for Liberty,” encouraging attendees to bring firearms and offering the chance to fire an M-60 machine gun.[Photo by R0Ng]