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Brazil

23 October 2005

Reuters

SAO PAULO, Brazil — From Brazil's violence-plagued slums to the guarded enclaves of the rich, people voted on Sunday on whether to ban guns sales in the country with the world's highest death toll from firearms. Surveys released before the referendum indicated they would reject the ban despite the fact that some 36,000 people were killed by guns last year in Brazil, where bloodshed and violent crime are a daily worry for many citizens. In debates leading up to the... (GunPolicy.org)

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