Thursday, July 07, 2005

Brazil to vote on total gun sales ban

The BBC has a story on the upcoming gun ban vote in Brazil here.

Here's some excerpts from the article:

"The Brazilian Congress has approved a plan for a nationwide referendum on whether to ban the sale of firearms."

"Rangel Bandeira, a rights group representative, was quoted on the Brazilian senate's internet site as saying the law meant Congress is "in harmony with society... that has been fighting for years to make the country less violent"."

(Just WHAT do those lawmakers smoke down there? ........Mr. Completely)

"However, gun lobbyists say the public needs weapons to defend themselves against criminals who have bypassed existing laws to acquire their guns."

(Ya think?? ..........Mr. Completely)

Let's hope the general public have enought sense to vote no on this, and let's hope they get a fair vote count if they do........


At Friday, July 08, 2005 6:09:00 PM, Blogger Kevin said...

Don't expect the public to get this right.

They've had decades of being told that defending themselves is not their job, that guns are evil and the cause of violence.

That much indoctrination, especially in the high-density urban zones, will probably lead them to make the mistake a free people get to make only once.

At Wednesday, July 13, 2005 10:49:00 AM, Blogger staghounds said...

WTF kind of "rights group"?

Right to be unarmed? Right to be raped?

Those Brazilians who don't want to be armed already have that right. Let's hope that they won't force their fellow citizens to make the same decision.


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