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Gun Policy News, 28 June 1999

Brazil

28 June 1999

Washington Post

RIO DE JANEIRO — Kilder Alvim's family has been selling guns, rifles and ammunition for 45 years in a small shopping plaza here in the world's 14th-largest city, where tropical beauty and molten violence exist side by side. He even has a picture on the wall of his 6-month-old daughter on a bed with a .45-caliber gun. It hangs next to an antique Smith & Wesson sign. But the only sign that matters to him now is the one on his storefront that reads "Closed Because of... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

28 June 1999

Washington Post

As increasingly restrictive gun laws are enacted in major industrialized countries, gunmakers around the globe are flocking to the biggest and least regulated gun market in the world — the United States. At least a dozen entities with familiar names in the United States, from historic Smith & Wesson and Winchester to Beretta and Glock, are owned by foreign companies, many of which are legally constrained from selling in their own countries many of the guns they... (GunPolicy.org)

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