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Costa Rica

15 April 2013

Inside Costa Rica

Citing ongoing concerns about crime in the country, some 30 Costa Ricans now apply each day for permission to carry a firearm. The fact that Costa Ricans are arming themselves at a faster rate than before is evident from the long lines that form early each morning outside the Department of Arms and Explosives of the Ministry of Security, where permits are requested. "You choose to arm yourself because of so many things you see on the street. Where I live is peaceful... (GunPolicy.org)

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