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Brazil

24 October 2005

Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO — The rejection of a government-backed ban on gun sales by Brazilians has shown their lack of faith in the police and courts in a country where the gun death toll is comparable to war zones. Nearly 64 percent of voters in this country of 185 million people opposed the proposed ban on Sunday in the world's first national referendum on gun sales. It was a sign that the fight against crime will be a hot issue in next year's presidential election and... (GunPolicy.org)

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