despite low levels of gun ownership. But the Brazilian liberal-lie-factory (media) says guns cause Brazilian violence. What?
Private firearms ownership is practically banned in Brazil. Despite written laws that state a person may be armed, actually getting the permit to own is very difficult and time consuming. Even after all the paperwork has been turned in and the fees paid, the applicant may wait for years to get the permit. So I was interested to read that Brazil is awash in gun crime.
From an article entitled Brasil lidera ranking de mortes por arma de fogo, aponta pesquisa published in Folha De S.Paulo
Folha De S.Paulo reported Brazil has 19 firearms related murders per 100,000 population, compared to the United States firearms related murders of 3.9 per 100,000.
The article goes on to state that "easy access to guns" causes this murder rate.
Easy access is a flexible term: There are an estimated 15.3 million guns in Brazil, among an estimated population of 200 million -- that indicates 7% of the households have a firearm. Compare that to the United States where about 47% of households have a gun (and the US has a lower murder rate).
This report clearly demostrates there is an inverse relation of "easy availability of firearms" to murder rates. The easier firearms are to get, the lower the murder rate from firearms.