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: