By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter

BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Gun registration in Brazil has soared over the past eight years, according to research by Globo. Data collected from the Federal Police shows the number of guns with legal licenses jumping from 5,161 in 2004 to 31,500 in 2012, 18,627 of which, some sixty percent, were for ordinary citizens.

However, experts noted that these figures did not necessarily represent new guns in circulation, as gun-owners could . . .

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