|11-20-2005, 11:37 PM||#2|
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(I'm not afraid to post the opposing view. Were that others on the OM were confident enough in their own politics not to fear the views of others).
"Shot Down: Lobby Kills Brazil Gun Ban"
The interesting bit of this article comes right at the end:
Proponents of the gun ban understand that had it passed, the referendum would not have immediately solved the problem of violence in their country. "Crime stems from a variety of causes," says Rangel. "In addition to the proliferation of arms, you also have to take into account the always increasing number of poor and unemployed, the rapid growth of urban centers with a young population, increasing drug trafficking and habits, as well as administrative corruption and the consequential incompetence of the police and military.
All those other problems are lots harder to solve than simply making handguns and handgun ammo illegal - which we all know does absolutely nothing to stop criminals.
Last edited by W*GS; 11-20-2005 at 11:51 PM..
|11-21-2005, 08:27 AM||#3|
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