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Dominican Republic

17 September 2013

Dominican Today

SANTO DOMINGO - Guns have in the last eight years, an average of 133 people per month, while gunshots account for six of every 10 people who die violently, making firearms Dominican Republic's main instrument of death. The use of guns significantly increase fatalities, for which sectors favor a general disarmament as a way to cut the violence considered alarming. The study "the arms race and its effects on violence in Dominican Republic" found that guns account for... (

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