Farewell to Arms – level 3

02-01-2018 07:00

Brazilians said farewell to 2,000 illegal firearms, as a steamroller crushed them in Rio de Janeiro. Most of them had been seized by police, but some were given in voluntarily as part of the disarmament campaign.

Many criminals in Brazil wield automatic weapons even for petty crimes. The authorities have huge stockpiles of illegal weapons seized from police operations. Just this year alone in Rio, police confiscated over 400 high-calibre weapons.

Difficult words: farewell (goodbye), seized (taken), disarmament (reduction of weapons), wield (have), petty (small), huge (very big), stockpile (a large number of), high-calibre (powerful).

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