Adding to the chorus of pundits urging Republicans to change their ways to better attract Hispanics is the Daily Beast
's Adam Winkler, a law professor who writes
that more gun control could be a notch in the belt of more support for the GOP among that demographic.
Citing a poll
showing that 69% of Latino voters want stricter laws regulating the sale of guns, Winkler warns Republicans that "only 5% of Latino voters say America's gun laws should be less strict."
"Latino support for the types of reform being talked about in the wake of the Newtown massacre is particularly strong," explains Winkler. "Can Republicans break from their longstanding allegiance to the gun lobby and find a way to support modest gun-control laws like universal background checks?"
One wonders what more Republicans must do to attract Latinos before the party risks ditching its traditional appeal altogether. It's not only immigration policy separating Latino enthusiasm from the GOP - though it's not the singularly compelling issue it's often claimed to be - but economic policy
as well. Add 2nd amendment zeal to the list of repellent concepts to Hispanic voters and there's soon little left for conservatives to work with.
Via the Daily Beast