School Shootings You Didn't Hear About

Wellington Oliveira killed 12 children and himself on April 7, 2011 at Tasso da Silveira Municipal School which is an elementary school in Rido de Janeiro, Brazil. Twelve other people were seriously wounded.

Oliveira, 23, used a .38-caliber revolver and .32-caliber revolver to do the damage.

Brazil has strict gun laws. All weapons are required to be registered with the state, the minimum age for ownership is 25, and it is almost impossible to legally carry a weapon outside the home. Gun owners are required to pay an BRL $85 fee every three years for each weapon they own.

The laws didn't save the children, just as the relatively strict gun laws in Connecticut didn't save the children in Newtown.

Those who want to take advantage of the tragedy and seek not to let a "serious crisis go to waste" should hang their heads in eternal shame. 


 

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