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This is a recent article published in Wall Street Journal
We are talking preventing crime in here. Dont get your penties in a bunch

"Brazil racked up nearly 64,000 homicides in 2017, the highest overall number in the world. Over 70% of those were committed with firearms, widely available to criminals on the black market. Here in São Paulo, a megalopolis of 12 million people, over a quarter of residents say they have been held up at gunpoint at some moment in their lives, according to a study this year by the city’s business school Insper.

“It’s not fair, we’ve become hostages in our own country,” said Mr. Sotero Júnior. “We can’t take it anymore.”

Now, Brazil is set to embark on an experiment that will determine what happens when you loosen gun restrictions in a country battling an overpowering wave of gun crime."

Interesting to see how this "experiment" works out in Brazil!

"President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, who takes office Tuesday, adopted a signature finger-gun salute during his campaign. The ex-army captain has promised a dramatic reversal of the country’s 15-year-old gun legislation to make it easier for citizens to obtain firearms.

“All the hoodlums already have guns, it’s only the good guys who don’t!” Mr. Bolsonaro said in a radio interview earlier this year. He said Saturday that he plans to issue a decree allowing all Brazilians without criminal records to own firearms.

Supporters of the measure say arming law-abiding citizens might cause Brazil’s criminals to think twice about carrying out a crime like a carjacking or home break-in."

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I saw that story, I bet it doesn't get much play in the US news media. Like Trump says, a few bullets going the other way from the good guys will make a difference. Did you see the story from Manchester England. Three people were stabbed by a nut job. The Chicago Tribune said the suspect was yelling Islamic slogans. Last fall another nut job went in to a Walmart in Tumwater, WA and shot up the gun department. When he came out of the store he tried to jack a car. Three unrelated people drew down on him and it was a pastor from the local church who shot him. Brazil has a crime problem. It looks like some places are starting to come to their senses.
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It seems that we are getting new stories everyday about attacks from the criminal element.


and citizens choosing to fight back, or to assist in stopping the perpetrator.
( this is dangerous legally, best have insurance for doing this kind of thing U.S. Lawshield or other )


the Fake Media is running rampant though with reporting ages old reports of incidents, and you can't find a valid date anywhere to verify if the story is new, or old....


you have to do a web search for a title that might lead you to the original news story.
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