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Brazil

21 October 2005

BBC News

Campaigning is nearing a climax ahead of an unprecedented national referendum on banning gun sales in Brazil — where one person is killed with a firearm every 15 minutes. Many landowners, who often live in remote areas out of the reach of law enforcement agencies, are fighting hard for a No vote. Opinion polls suggest the comfortable lead earlier allocated to the Yes vote has now been eroded. The head of the parliamentary Commission of Agriculture, deputy Xico... (GunPolicy.org)

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