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23 October 2005


RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — A nationwide antigun referendum has stirred many Brazilians to defend a right they feel they deserve, although it's not guaranteed by their Constitution: The right to bear arms. Just weeks ago, antigun advocates thought they'd win easily when they proposed a nationwide referendum to ban the sale of firearms in Brazil, which kill nearly 40,000 people a year. But as some 122 million Brazilians prepare to vote Sunday, polls show a majority are... (

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