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It’s Time for Brazil to Start Leading on Small Arms Control

Opinion, by Robert Muggah and Melina Risso

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil is taking a step backwards when it comes to responsible gun control. Just last week legislators approved an incentive package that includes tax reductions for the domestic arms industry, already the second largest in the western hemisphere. This kind of exception amounts to a subsidy for the manufacture and export of weapons for Brazil´s merchants of death. Such a move is not just a step back for Brazilians, already living in a country with the most gun deaths in the world, but for the rest of Latin . . .

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