Across the United States, communities are experiencing a significant rise in gun violence.
While all communities are affected, Latino families and communities are among those who are disproportionately impacted by gun violence.
Given the strong showing among Latinos in favor of action to address gun violence, UnidosUS has developed four pillars to improve gun safety in Latino communities, which are:
1. Restricting Access to Guns by Improving Gun Violence Prevention and Gun Safety Policies
2. Preventing Mass Shootings: School-Based Attacks and Hate Crimes
3. Utilizing a Public Health Approach to Prevent Gun Violence
4. Deepening Mental Health Supports to Promote Community, Family, and Individual Healing from Gun Violence
This report details UnidosUS’s policy recommendations regarding the first two pillars. A subsequent report and analysis will cover pillars three and four.