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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Powerslave Six Six Six
12:44 PM on 04/07/2011
This must be the fault of those "Lax Paraguayan Gun Laws"!
12:43 PM on 04/07/2011
A gun incident can happen anywhere. Not just a red state.
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Cyrus Trance
America is not a theocracy.
12:46 PM on 04/07/2011
Brazil is more violent than any red state. It's violence is out of control and on the rise.
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Powerslave Six Six Six
12:49 PM on 04/07/2011
Actually, violence has been falling rather significantly in Brazil recently.
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Powerslave Six Six Six
12:50 PM on 04/07/2011
Shoot, it is even more violent than any BLUE state.

But getting better, as they try capitalism and get richer.
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75thRanger
Though I Be The Lone Survivor
12:36 PM on 04/07/2011
I'm sure somehow we will be blamed for this......or at the very least the fact that we have a 2nd Amendment.

RLTW
Farrah23
Republican't
12:34 PM on 04/07/2011
Horrible human beings like this waste of space make me sad to be alive. So much sorrow at the hands of one selfish idiot.
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Halsey
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12:10 PM on 04/07/2011
Looks like NAFTA now exports our own school shootings. I know Brazil has a LOT of crime. This is different. A sick angry young man killing many far younger children. A part of me is glad he died in the shooting but a part of me wants to ask why? Why children?
12:43 PM on 04/07/2011
Why do you blame the USA for everything? Please elaborate how you connect NAFTA to this crime? I am waiting.
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Powerslave Six Six Six
12:44 PM on 04/07/2011
Wow! When, exactly, did BRAZIL accede to NAFTA?
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Six Gator
11:53 AM on 04/07/2011
horrible feeling for a parent...the nuts that walk among the sane are growing.

allowing gangs to run sections of cities, there and here, is the biggest factor....drugs and prosti's fule them $$$
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NatTurner1
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12:13 PM on 04/07/2011
so are you suggesting that Columbine, Jonesboro and other school shootings in the US are the result of gangs and prostitutes?
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mayorarce
12:33 PM on 04/07/2011
EXCELLENT response.
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01:38 PM on 04/07/2011
True, but to be fair, most school aged shootings happen in gang and prostitute inhabited areas.
11:45 AM on 04/07/2011
Very sad.

This is interesting -

"Some 39,000 people died in 2003 due to gun-related injuries nationwide.[2] In 2004, the number was 36,000.[1] Although Brazil has 110 million fewer citizens than the United States, and more restrictive gun laws, there are 50% more gun deaths;[6] other sources indicate that homicide rates due to guns are approximately four times higher than the rate in the United States."
Source - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_Brazil
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Benjamin Rosenfeld
12:31 PM on 04/07/2011
Which means that gun related crimes go up as restrictive gun laws increase.
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12:41 PM on 04/07/2011
Bingo!
12:44 PM on 04/07/2011
It means nothing. Brazil have more guettos and crime than the US. An thug guns are never legalized anywhere, just a matter of proportion.
The study doesn't say how much crimes were done with legalized weapons.
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Cyrus Trance
America is not a theocracy.
01:01 PM on 04/07/2011
"Some 39,000 people died in 2003 due to gun-relate­d injuries nationwide­."

In 2006 there were 30,896 firearm deaths, over 50% were self inflicted. Suicide 16,883; Homicide 12,791; Accident 642; Legal Intervention 360; Undetermined 220.

The rates of firearms deaths in the U.S. vary significantly by race and sex.

For comparison, there were 29,846 accidental deaths by poisoning in 2007.
11:33 AM on 04/07/2011
My heart always sinks when I read stories like think. It sinks even lower when children are involved. :( What a sick individual that man was.
11:13 AM on 04/07/2011
It's unfortunate. There are so many kiIIings that result from drug traf.fic.king and overall poverty, that we thought we were immune to these American-style school mass.ac.res.
11:44 AM on 04/07/2011
that's the spirit! blame everything/everybody except the man who done it
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NatTurner1
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12:13 PM on 04/07/2011
agreed!
01:34 PM on 04/07/2011
I'm sorry, I may have misinterpreted myself. How did I blame anyone other than the person who did it? I just pointed out the fact that this massacre is something that happens every once in a while in the US but not so much in Brazil. I didn't imply that it was the US' fault.
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Powerslave Six Six Six
12:46 PM on 04/07/2011
Luckily, America DOES seem to be immune to Brazilian style BUS massacres...
01:32 PM on 04/07/2011
I agree with you. I wasn't trying to downplay violence in Brazil. It was more of a "great, now this"