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Brazil

9 October 2005

Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Licensed gun vendor Antonio Alves last sold a firearm four months ago in Brazil's crime-ridden city of Rio de Janeiro and has reluctantly switched to selling drums and guitars instead. Brazil, which holds a grim world record for deaths from firearms, is preparing for a referendum on Oct. 23 that is likely to ban all gun and ammunition sales to civilians. Vendors say there is little the ban can do to worsen their lot, or lower the death rate... (GunPolicy.org)

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