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23 October 2005

Knight Ridder / Tribune (USA)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Brazilians Sunday overwhelmingly rejected a controversial proposal to ban almost all sales of guns and bullets to civilians. With about 80 percent of electronic ballots tabulated Sunday night, 66 percent of voters rejected the proposal while 36 percent voted in favor of it, a spread that guaranteed the measure's defeat. Polls just three months ago found that four-fifths of Brazilians were prepared to vote for the sweeping bullet and gun ban,... (

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