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Reductions In Firearm-Related Mortality And Hospitalizations In Brazil After Gun Control


In October 2003, Brazil passed laws making it illegal to own unregistered guns, to carry guns outside one’s home or business, to sell guns without a background check, and to buy a gun before the age of 25. Penalties were also increased. In July 2004, a large voluntary national disarmament program yielded 450,000 guns. In 2004, firearm homicide, which had been increasing steadily for a decade, fell... read more >