Brazilian firearms and ammunition referendum, 2005

Brazilian firearms and ammunition referendum, 2005

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On October 23, 2005, Brazil held a country-wide referendum on article 35 of the Disarmament Statute to determine whether to approve or disapprove the article, which states in full, "The sale of firearms and ammunition is prohibited in the entire national territory, except to those entities provided in article 6 of this Law." ("Art. 35. É proibida a comercialização de arma de fogo e munição em todo o território nacional, salvo para as entidades previstas no art. 6o desta Lei."[1]) The referendum failed by nearly ⅔ and that part of the statute was not enacted.

The referendum and its date had been provided by the Disarmament Statute itself (art. 35, §1o).[1] During the drafting and development of the law, it had been decided that article 35 should be submitted to a referendum because of the importance of its subject. On July 7, 2005, the Federal Senate of Brazil promulgated legislative decree 780, which authorized the referendum. Article 2 of its decree stipulated that the public consultation should employ the following question: "Should commerce in firearms and ammunition be prohibited in Brazil?" ("O comércio de armas de fogo e munição deve ser proibido no Brasil?"[2])

Contents

  • Results 1
  • See also 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Results

No: 59,109,265 (63.94%) Yes: 33,333,045 (36.06%)
Electoral Court
2005 Referendum
Should commerce in firearms and ammunition be prohibited in Brazil?
Count performed at the TSE as of 10:29 October 25, 2005
Overall Results
No Yes Blank Invalid Present Absent
Brazil 59,109,265
(63.94%)
33,333,045
(36.06%)
1,329,207
(1.39%)
1,604,307
(1.68%)
95,375,824
(78.15%)
26,666,791
(21.85%)



Results by Region
No Yes Blank Invalid Present Absent
Center-West 4,308,155
(68.60%)
1,971,506
(31.40%)
77,222
(1.20%)
84,354
(1.31%)
6,441,237
(75.38%)
2,103,766
(24.62%)
North 4,232,295
(71.13%)
1,718,131
(28.87%)
54,106
(0.89%)
65,419
(1.08%)
6,069,951
(72.10%)
2,348,997
(27.90%)
Northeast 13,735,686
(57.51%)
10,147,793
(42.49%)
341,464
(1.38%)
446,868
(1.81%)
24,671,811
(74.78%)
8,319,598
(25.22%)
South 11,812,085
(79.59%)
3,028,661
(20.41%)
184,090
(1.21%)
157,011
(1.03%)
15,181,847
(81.78%)
3,382,267
(18.22%)
Southeast 25,021,044
(60.31%)
16,466,954
(39.69%)
672,325
(1.56%)
850,655
(1.98%)
43,010,978
(80.36%)
10,512,163
(19.64%)



Results by State
No Yes Blank Invalid Present Absent
Acre 221,828
(83.76%)
43,025
(16.24%)
2,233
(0.83%)
3,328
(1.23%)
270,414
(69.49%)
118,723
(30.51%)
Alagoas 690,448
(54.86%)
568,083
(45.14%)
15,214
(1.17%)
22,757
(1.76%)
1,296,502
(73.05%)
478,412
(26.95%)
Amazonas 839,007
(69.16%)
374,090
(30.84%)
9,697
(0.79%)
12,336
(1.00%)
1,235,130
(73.16%)
453,157
(26.84%)
Amapá 181,764
(73.48%)
65,593
(26.52%)
1,782
(0.71%)
2,334
(0.93%)
251,473
(75.61%)
81,116
(24.39%)
Bahia 3,448,907
(55.45%)
2,770,718
(44.55%)
91,424
(1.42%)
140,867
(2.18%)
6,451,916
(72.07%)
2,500,207
(27.93%)
Ceará 2,090,103
(54.70%)
1,730,922
(45.30%)
57,806
(1.47%)
58,271
(1.48%)
3,937,102
(76.53%)
1,207,414
(23.47%)
Distrito Federal 695,328
(56.83%)
528,169
(43.17%)
16,249
(1.29%)
16,434
(1.31%)
1,256,180
(80.29%)
308,320
(19.71%)
Espírito Santo 952,056
(56.38%)
736,510
(43.62%)
28,458
(1.64%)
22,512
(1.29%)
1,739,536
(77.19%)
513,908
(22.81%)
Goiás 1,776,072
(67.90%)
839,508
(32.10%)
36,281
(1.35%)
41,675
(1.55%)
2,693,536
(74.39%)
927,432
(25.61%)
Maranhão 1,565,845
(61.13%)
995,849
(38.87%)
31,505
(1.19%)
48,188
(1.82%)
2,641,387
(70.72%)
1,093,744
(29.28%)
Minas Gerais 6,155,748
(61.28%)
3,889,398
(38.72%)
174,127
(1.67%)
208,241
(2.00%)
10,427,514
(78.28%)
2,893,108
(21.72%)
Mato Grosso do Sul 820,467
(73.33%)
298,372
(26.67%)
11,016
(0.96%)
12,007
(1.05%)
1,141,862
(75.87%)
363,196
(24.13%)
Mato Grosso 1,016,288
(76.89%)
305,457
(23.11%)
13,676
(1.01%)
14,238
(1.05%)
1,349,659
(72.78%)
504,818
(27.22%)
Pará 1,894,619
(67.12%)
928,006
(32.88%)
27,414
(0.95%)
31,452
(1.09%)
2,881,491
(72.04%)
1,118,372
(27.96%)
Paraíba 1,183,463
(63.14%)
690,751
(36.86%)
28,348
(1.47%)
31,481
(1.63%)
1,934,043
(78.34%)
534,590
(21.66%)
Pernambuco 2,296,510
(54.49%)
1,918,048
(45.51%)
64,458
(1.48%)
68,283
(1.57%)
4,347,299
(76.85%)
1,309,371
(23.15%)
Piauí 925,883
(62.91%)
545,828
(37.09%)
21,065
(1.38%)
33,377
(2.19%)
1,526,153
(76.65%)
464,840
(23.35%)
Paraná 3,988,689
(73.15%)
1,463,776
(26.85%)
72,281
(1.29%)
65,217
(1.17%)
5,589,963
(80.45%)
1,358,474
(19.55%)
Rio de Janeiro 5,124,572
(61.89%)
3,155,897
(38.11%)
147,610
(1.71%)
212,872
(2.46%)
8,640,951
(81.17%)
2,004,229
(18.83%)
Rio Grande do Norte 938,514
(61.98%)
575,783
(38.02%)
18,492
(1.19%)
24,354
(1.56%)
1,557,143
(76.99%)
465,473
(23.01%)
Rondônia 519,425
(78.28%)
144,117
(21.72%)
6,043
(0.89%)
6,326
(0.94%)
675,911
(70.83%)
278,397
(29.17%)
Roraima 132,928
(85.00%)
23,453
(15.00%)
1,079
(0.68%)
1,297
(0.82%)
158,757
(73.49%)
57,265
(26.51%)
Rio Grande do Sul 5,353,854
(86.83%)
812,207
(13.17%)
72,184
(1.15%)
55,090
(0.88%)
6,293,335
(82.88%)
1,300,172
(17.12%)
Santa Catarina 2,469,542
(76.64%)
752,678
(23.36%)
39,625
(1.20%)
36,704
(1.11%)
3,298,549
(82.01%)
723,621
(17.99%)
Sergipe 596,013
(62.88%)
351,811
(37.12%)
13,152
(1.34%)
19,290
(1.97%)
980,266
(78.68%)
265,547
(21.32%)
São Paulo 12,788,668
(59.55%)
8,685,149
(40.45%)
322,130
(1.45%)
407,030
(1.83%)
22,202,977
(81.32%)
5,100,918
(18.68%)
Tocantins 442,724
(75.99%)
139,847
(24.01%)
5,858
(0.98%)
8,346
(1.40%)
596,775
(71.15%)
241,967
(28.85%)



See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b 10.826, DE 22 DE DEZEMBRO DE 2003."o"LEI N. Retrieved 2011-10-06. 
  2. ^ 780, de 2005"o"Decreto Legislativo n. Retrieved 2011-10-06. 

References

  • This article is based on material translated from the corresponding article in the Portuguese WorldHeritage: Referendo sobre a proibição da comercialização de armas de fogo e munições.

External links

Information (in Portuguese)
  • Resultado Oficial
  • Instruções e Resoluções do TSE
  • Tire suas dúvidas sobre o Estatuto do Desarmamento
  • Referendo Sobre o Desarmamento
  • Comunicação do Senado
  • Pesquisa do Datafolha
  • Lei que regulamenta a execução dos meios de soberania popular previstos no artigo 14 da Constituição Federal
Opinions against the referendum (in Portuguese)
  • PSTU - Vote Não! Pelo direito à autodefesa dos trabalhadores!
  • Referendo da Fumaça, Revista Veja, 05/10/05
  • Portal Nosso São Paulo - Diga "não" à Mentira e à Hipocrisia
  • A Farsa do Desarmamento
  • Charges
  • Mídia sem Máscara
Opinions in support of the referendum (in Portuguese)
  • Especial Trip Desarmamento
  • Pelo sim ao desarmamento - Comissão de Direitos Humanos e Minorias da Câmara dos Deputados - CDHM
  • Sim ao desarmamento
  • Site Desarme