An off-duty police officer shot and killed two robbers while holding his infant in his arms.
This is an absolute MUST WATCH! Amazing.
RAW VIDEO: Off-Duty Cop In Brazil Shoots & Kills 2 Robbers While Holding His Infant Son pic.twitter.com/urs4JvTcHR
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) November 21, 2017
According to statistics sourced and cited on Wikipedia, Brazil is in the top 20 in the world for intentional homicide rates:
Brazil possesses high rates of violent crimes, such as murders and robberies; depending on the source (UNDP or World Health Organization), Brazil’s homicide rate is 30-35 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, placing Brazil in the top 20 countries by intentional homicide rate.
In 2015, Brazil had a murder rate of 25.2 per 100,000 population. There were a total of 50,108 murders in Brazil in 2015. Another study has the 2015 murder rate at 32.4 per 100,000, with 64,357 homicides. In 2016, Brazil had a record 61,619 murders or on average 168 murders per day, giving a homicide rate of 29.9 per 100,000 population.
Carjacking is common, particularly in major cities. Local citizens and visitors alike are often targeted by criminals, especially during public festivals such as the Carnaval. Pickpocketing and bag snatching are common. Thieves operate in outdoor markets, in hotels and on public transport.
A crime trend known as “arrastões” (dragnets) occur when many perpetrators act together, simultaneously mug pedestrians, sunbathers, shopping mall patrons, and/or vehicle occupants stuck in traffic. Arrastões and random robberies may occur during big events (Carnaval), soccer games, or during peak beach hours.
Thankfully this off-duty officer had a firearm. Unfortunately in Brazil, it’s very difficult for every day citizens of the country to own firearms.
In Brazil, all firearms are required to be registered with the minimum age for gun ownership being 25. It is generally illegal to carry a gun outside a residence, and a special permit granting the right to do so is granted to certain groups, such as law enforcement officers. To legally own a gun, an owner must hold a gun license, which costs BRL R$1000, and pay a fee every three years to register the gun, currently at BRL R$85.
Here in the United State we know just how important the Second Amendment is.
Whether it be fighting off criminals, gangsters, and thugs or defending ourselves from enemies foreign or domestic, it’s vital Americans defend our rights at all costs.