TITLE

Disarming Brazil: Lessons and Challenges

AUTHOR(S)
Lucas, Peter
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
NACLA Report on the Americas;Mar/Apr2008, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the lessons and challenges in disarming Brazil. The country is not at war in the conventional sense, but its death by weapons rival the world's worst war zone. According to a study on firearm-related violence by the University of São Paulo, 325,000 Brazilians were killed between 1993 and 2003. In the late 1990s dozens of legislative bills for gun control were introduced in the Brazilian National Congress. The passage of these bills was difficult because so many politicians were allied with the national gun lobby.
ACCESSION #
30079796

 

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