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21 October 2005

Council on Foreign Relations (USA), Interview

Brazilians go to the polls October 23 to vote in a referendum to ban the sale of guns and ammunition. The referendum — the first of its kind in the world — is aimed at curbing Brazil's soaring murder and violent crime rates. John Lott, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and author of the book More Guns, Less Crime, suggests a ban would do little to stem gun violence in Brazil. He points to inadequate law enforcement as a greater problem. "If the... (GunPolicy.org)

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