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Brazil

4 October 2005

O Globo (Rio de Janeiro)

Translated summary: A study by the government of the state of Rio de Janeiro finds that 72% of crime guns were once legally owned, and 65% of registered guns used in crime once belonged to civilians. The report also looks at how the guns were used in crime. Guns that had once been legally owned were used in: - 78% of armed theft - 67% of rapes at gunpoint - 58% of gun homicides - 32% of kidnappings at gunpoint 'Once legally owned' includes guns currently registered... (GunPolicy.org)

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