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First day of Brazil's gun buy-back campaign nets 300 weapons

Brazilian authorities took in nearly 300 guns in the first day of a government campaign to pay the the civilian population to disarm, no questions asked, the press reported Friday. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s administration hopes to net some 80,000 weapons by year’s end and has earmarked 10 million reais (some $3.3 million) for the program. The government is paying 100 reais ($33.30) for small-caliber handguns and up to 300 reais (some $100) for rifles. Full Story

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