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Brazil,United States

25 October 2005


Brazilians flatly rejected a plan to ban the commercial sale of firearms and ammunition in a historic national referendum on Sunday. The vote is a victory for Brazil's wealthy gun lobby which opponents say used strategies learned from the National Rifle Association to shift public opinion. An estimated 122 million citizens took part in the referendum — the first of its kind in the world — and preliminary counts showed 64 percent went against the ban while 36... (

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