The Aftermath of Guns in Rio

Editorial

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The aftermath of the school shooting in Rio last Thursday, where 23-year-old Wellington Menezes opened fire at the Municipal School Tasso da Silveira in western Realengo, Zona Oeste (West zone), has been leading to a lot of talk about gun control in Brazil.

For anyone outside of Rio or unfamiliar with favela life, this may sound like a reasonable goal. If you've seen the scale of arms the drug gangs wield here . . .

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