January 2006

Short Shots: 01/06

Brazil Rejects Countrywide Gun Ban by Two-to-One Margin

A previous Short Shots prediction that Brazil would vote away its citizens’ gun rights was proven wrong as the country resoundingly chose to keep gun ownership rights alive.

Despite massive publicity by anti-gun groups prior to Brazil’s nationwide vote in late October, voters refused to strip law-abiding citizens of the ability to defend themselves. Anti-firearms groups from Europe and elsewhere had pushed hard to pass the measure.

Taurus International President Bob Morrison called to set the record straight about the vote: “This was a massive defeat for anti-gun groups. They were sure they had this won.”

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