A Brazilian Caller Exposes Liberal Gun Control Fallacies

Caller Lucas in Sao Paolo, Brazil tells Dan O'Donnell about the strict gun control laws in Brazil, which has one of the highest homicide rates in the world--so high, in fact, that the country is often referred to as the "Murder Capital of the World."

In Brazil, it is essentially illegal to carry a firearm outside of one's home.  Guns are prohibited for anyone under the age of 25.  And there is a national gun registry.

Still, Brazil had more homicides than any other nation on earth in 2015--a staggering 55,574 (14,000 more than any other country) and has a murder rate of 26.74 per 100,000 residents, placing it 14th in per capita homicides.

By way of comparison, the United States--which, we are constantly told, needs to have gun control laws more similar to those in nations like Brazil--had 40,000 fewer murders than did Brazil in 2015 (15,696) and a far lower homicide rate of 4.88 per 100,000 people (placing it 94th in the world).

Listen to Lucas' call to the Dan O'Donnell Show for more fascinating information:

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