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Brazil

13 April 2011

BBC News

Brazilian lawmakers say they will propose a national vote on whether to ban the sale of guns, after a deadly shooting at a school last week. The Senate leader said legislators would rush through a bill to allow a referendum to be held this autumn. A similar proposal in 2005 was rejected by voters and kept gun sales legal. Brazil observed three days of mourning after the attack on 7 April, in which a gunman shot dead 12 children in a school in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil... (GunPolicy.org)

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