Monday, October 24, 2005

Brazilians vote for freedom

As many in the English speaking world are more than ready to surrender their basic Common Law freedoms; people from a non-Common Law country, vote for the freedom and rights of the individual.
In a country where one person is killed with a gun every 15 minutes, surely the public would vote in favour of an outright ban on gun sales?
Wrong. By a resounding 64% to 36%, Brazilians decided to keep the gun shops open. The result was more decisive than any poll had predicted.
For the foreseeable future, it is unlikely that any government will feel able to revisit the guns issue - such was the deafening volume of the "No" vote.
Brazil is proud of its recently-restored democracy. And rightly or wrongly, the Brazilian people have spoken.
Well done Brazil.

PS. I let that BBC bias at the end sneak in just so you could giggle with me.

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