Threatened by a Neighbor with a Gun – Rosaliene Bacchus

Another interesting article from the blog of Guyana-born Rosaliene Bacchus, one of our contributors. Rosaliene lived in Fortaleza, Ceará Brazil for a number of years before moving to the USA.

Three Worlds One Vision

Brazil - National Disarmament Campaign

“My son found my gun. He was only 8 years.” – Protect your family. Disarm-yourself.

National Disarmament Campaign – Brazil

Source: Brazil’s Ministry of Justice Blog


I should have known better. On local and national TV and in the local newspapers, reports abound of people shot to death during arguments between motorists on the streets, in bars, and disputes between neighbors.

I was watching a popular eight o’clock novella (soap opera) when a neighbor arrived in the courtyard below our third-floor apartment. Music blasted from his car. Our TV appeared mute. After a stressful day at work, I could not handle such inconsiderate behavior and, in anger, stormed down the stairs to ask him to lower the volume. I should have exercised self-restraint.

There were two men standing behind the vehicle when I approached. Before I could say anything, one of the men went inside the ground-floor apartment and…

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