The inmates took three 12 caliber rifles shotguns, two 38 caliber revolvers and munition
Layers of editorial oversight, indeed.
Guns are very strictly controlled in Brazil, and have been since 2002. That hasn't solved the problems.The escapee who planned the prison break:
the escape was planned by the boyfriend of one of the women, Bruno Amorim, 18, was was serving time for attempted murder, robbery and firearms possession.
The obvious flaw with gun control is that stupid, inept, and corrupt government officials still have access to weapons, and are frequently the source of illicit items.
Brazil has the dream gun laws that the anti-gun forces here in the US claim will work, with less than nine firearms per 100 residents, compared to the US, where there are 90 firearms per 100 residents. With the US having ten times the rate of firearm ownership, one would expect, if it were true that more guns equals more crime, that the US would have a significantly higher crime rate.
The opposite is true: even though there are ten times more guns per capita in the US than in Brazil, Brazil is ranked 18th in homicide with an intentional homicide rate of 25.2 per 100,000 residents. The US has a rate of 4.7 homicides per 100,000 residents, and is ranked number 111.
Brazil's homicide rate has risen 132% over the past 30 years, from 11.5 per 100,000 people in 1980 to 27 per 100,000 in 2011. Among those aged between 14 and 25 the rate in 2011 was around double that -- 53 per 100,000. Each year, an average of 50,000 Brazilians are murdered- more than 3 times as many as in the USA.
It isn't the guns.