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Old 04-11-2019, 01:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You make it sound like it's crazy that we can open carry firearms in the US. The thing is, criminals don't care what the law is, which is the definition of being a criminal. Outlawing firearms only removes them from law abiding citizens. Besides, a person peaceably carrying a firearm brings about a sphere of protection for everyone else nearby.

I don't know the details of the problems in Rio de Janeiro, but as with most everything, it's cultural. If there's a powerful and violent drug cartel, it's because the community has allowed them a foothold in the first place.

Maybe the proposed law will help in Brazil, but that's an extreme way to address a problem that was allowed to get out of control a long time ago.

Many of my friends and even my sister conceal carry. They don't do so because it's so violent here that we need to; rather the violence is held in check anytime someone peaceably carries.
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