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Fear and zeal over more guns in violence-plagued Brazil

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Another story about gun control in Brazil.
Brazil has very strict gun laws...............

Fear and zeal over more guns in violence-plagued Brazil

“The current laws are very strict and end up helping out the thugs,” Alberto said between rounds at the Calibre 12 gun club in this city across Guanabara Bay from Rio de Janeiro. “We need laws to make it easier to both possess and carry guns.”

At his son’s funeral on Thursday, Luciano Lessa lamented that the family had no way to protect itself.

“The criminals can walk around armed, so why not working people?” a distraught Lessa asked. “We have to wait for them to shoot us like they shot my son?”

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