By David Biller
March 20, 2018, 6:00 AM EDT
- Brazil has the highest number of homicides of any nation
- Opposition to strict gun laws rises as violence increases
In the world’s most murderous country, gun control is starting to lose its appeal.
Desperate Brazilians are wondering whether they’d be better off armed, given that around 60,000 of their compatriots are killed each year. Polls show support for gun ownership gaining ground. In an election year, politicians are paying attention.
One of the candidates leading the field for October’s 2018 presidential election — hardline conservative Jair Bolsonaro — has promised to allow law-abiding citizens to arm themselves Continue reading