UN highlights Brazil gun crisis
Excerpts from the BBC:
"The UN has urged lawmakers to approve plans for a referendum in October on whether to ban the sale of firearms."
"The UN and disarmament groups are using shocking statistics to put pressure on Brazil's parliamentarians. "
"Recent legislation puts strict limits on the number of people authorised to carry guns."
"Over the past year, more than 300,000 weapons have been handed into the police in return for cash as part of a pioneering disarmament scheme."
Let's see if I've got this straight. There's lots of violent crime and shootings going on, so the solution is to take the means of protecting themselves away from the law-abiding citizens, who are often the victims.
The criminals, of course, aren't going to turn in THEIR guns, you can be sure.
YUP, that oughtta work!!
Hey, I've got an idea! Why don't they pass a law making it illegal to shoot people, and then enforce it?
Here's the whole story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4628813.stm