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Bandeira, Antônio Rangel. 2012 ‘Campaigns for the Voluntary Surrender of Firearms (Campañas voluntarias de canje de armas).’ Report on Citizen Security in the Americas 2012, pp. 39-40. Washington, DC: Organisation of American States. 1 July

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Campañas voluntarias de canje de armas

Otra medida contra la violencia armada fue la realización de una gran campaña nacional de canje voluntario de armas… se entregaran y destruyeran un total de 459,855 armas en el período 2004-2005…

Se pagó por las armas dependiendo de su calibre, entre 50 y 150 dólares estadounidenses, con total anonimato y amnistía para las armas ilegales…

En el período 2008-2009, el gobierno brasileño realizó una nueva campaña con la policía pero sin la participación de la sociedad civil, y el resultado fue un fiasco: apenas 30.721 armas entregadas…

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Campaigns for the Voluntary Surrender of Firearms

Another measure against gun violence was to run a nationwide campaign for the voluntary exchange of weapons… a total of 459,855 arms were surrendered and destroyed in 2004-2005…

Between US$50 and US$150 were paid per weapon, depending on their size, and they were surrendered under total anonymity and an amnesty for illegal weapons…

In 2008-2009, the Brazilian government conducted a new campaign with the Police and the participation of civil society, which resulted in a fiasco: only 30,721 weapons were surrendered…

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