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Karp, Aaron. 2009 ‘Country Summaries - Brazil.’ Surplus Arms in South America: A Survey; Working Paper 7, p. 31. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 August
Country Summaries - Brazil
Registered civilian firearms number approximately 5.2 million. The total for illicitly held firearms is roughly 4.4 million, following destruction of 1.2 million seized crime guns and voluntarily surrendered firearms since 2000. This was the largest systematic civilian weapons destruction programme anywhere, and one of the largest of any type since the end of the cold war.