Democracy in Action - Brazil.

Brazillian vote on gun ownership - Right choice

  • Wrong choice - more deaths will result

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  • If only our Government had the guts....

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Goatman

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Interesting result - http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/world/americas/4368598.stm


The "No" campaign convinced voters that the proposed ban would have no effect on criminals, on the grounds that criminals do not buy guns legally in shops.

Gun crime blights Rio slums
It also argued that a gun ban would be a breach of civil rights.

Beni Barbosa, the "No" campaign spokesman, said: "We managed to get our message across that Brazilians have individual rights which the state cannot take away."
"Here, people were not choosing whether to have a gun or not. They were voting for their rights to choose."
Muerto al estado Nannyismus !


El Cabron
( whose Spanglish is even shakier than his Naafi Boxhead...)
 

Goatman

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Zaphodski said:
Goatman, they speak Portugese in Brazil...
aww merde yeah....okay how you say " death to the Nanny State " in Portuguese then Zaph ?

( 'cos after all, with TWO brains I'm sure you can come up with a pretty good stab at it ! )

Interesting in light of my recent American Studies course - this kind of grass roots response to Big Government telling people how to lead their lives....explains why the Labour Party currently in power is so wary of referendums/a ( take your pick Miss Truss) - 'cos they fear the voice of the people on big issues, like Capital Punishment.

Le Chevre - non-cunning linguist
 

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