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27 October 2005

Trinidad and Tobago Express

Last Sunday in Brazil, a country with the second-highest rate of gun deaths on the planet, almost two-thirds of Brazilians voted against a total ban on the sale of firearms. Explain that. Brazil loses 38,000 people a year in gun-related killings. That is twice as bad as the United States, generally regarded as the industry leader in these matters: the US has one and a half times Brazil's population, but only 30,000 Americans are shot to death each year. In Brazil,... (GunPolicy.org)

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