Brazil: Firearms control saves 13,000 lives

Policies to reduce gun violence led to saved 13,000 lives in Sao Paulo State (Brazil) between 2001 and 2007, according to a new study ‘Less Guns, Less Crimes’. The policies include the stronger national Disarmament Statute which came into force in 2003. It also shows that a life was saved for every 18 weapons seized. The study was conducted by the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) and PUC-Rio. Read more here.