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Brazil gun buyback plan hits mark

Brazil’s federal police force says a government campaign to cut gun crime by offering to buy back weapons is going twice as well as expected. Police said they had met their target of collecting 80,000 guns in under three months, rather than six months. Brazilians who hand back their weapons are eligible for up to $100. According to the United Nations, Brazil has the fourth-highest murder rate in the world – about 40,000 people are shot dead each year.Full Story

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