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23 October 2005

Bloomberg (USA)

Brazilians, voting in a referendum today, may reject a proposal to ban retail sales of guns and ammunition, a law advocates including President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva say would curb the country's rising violence. The nation-wide balloting marks the first time a country has put a gun-control measure to a popular vote, according to the human-rights group Amnesty International. The latest polls ahead of the vote showed a majority leaning against the measure, which... (

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