Brazil Senate Calls Vote on Gun Sale Ban

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Anti-gun senators in Brazil are rushing a bill that would ban the legal sale of firearms in the country just after a lethal school shooting that resulted in the deaths of 12 children. A similar measure was put on the ballot in 2005, but Brazilians voted overwhelmingly against it. Cam Edwards speaks with Dave Kopel, Research Director at the Independence Institute, who explains that there are 16 million guns in Brazil, about half of which are on the black market. The crazed gunman at the school obtained his guns illegally, so this law would have done nothing to stop him. Originally aired 4/14/2011.