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Disarmament-Brazil: Gun Control Moves Gather Steam

7 May 1999

Inter Press Service

RIO DE JANEIRO — Support is growing for gun control legislation in Brazil with Pres. Fernando Henrique Cardoso ordering the Justice Ministry to explore legal measures that would ban the sale of weapons to civilians. The federal government initiative joins the Rio de Janeiro state campaign, launched last month, to fight the proliferation of firearms among the population. Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo are considered the most violent states in the country. Cardoso... (GunPolicy.org)

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Brazil: Arms Roundup in Rio de Janeiro

29 March 1999

Inter Press Service

RIO DE JANEIRO — The government of this city, considered the most violent in Brazil, has vowed to seize some 300,000 firearms illegally held by civilians. The disarming program, the most ambitious of its type ever undertaken in the country, is counting on the support of various non-governmental organizations and pacifist movements of Rio de Janeiro, where an average of 20 people are killed every weekend. The nearly 10 million inhabitants of the former Brazilian... (GunPolicy.org)

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Bus Driver Kills Fare Collector in Brazil Robbery

11 December 1998


SAO PAULO — A bus driver confronted by two thieves toting a toy pistol shot them both to death, but also killed his own fare collector in the confusion, police said on Friday. The driver told police he mistook the plastic pistol for the real thing when the robbers got on his bus at dawn on Thursday. After a scuffle with the two men, he took a .38 calibre gun from under the seat and fired six shots. The two robbers died instantly and his colleague, reportedly also a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido,Escocia,Brasil

Dunblane Anti-Gun Message for Rio

6 May 1998

Aberdeen Press & Journal

A Dunblane churchman flies to Brazil this weekend to take the anti-gun message to South America. The Rev. Maxwell Craig, general seretary of Action of Churches Together in Scotland, will address a three-day international conference in Rio de Janeiro. Mr Craig, who recently dedicated the Dunblane Memorial Garden, was invited for his first-hand experience of how handguns can blight a community. The conference will focus on how to take handguns off the streets. "People... (GunPolicy.org)

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