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funeral of Matheus Lessa

In this Jan. 17, 2019 photo, relatives and friends carry the coffin of 22-year-old Matheus Lessa who was shot dead when he tried to defend his mother during an assault at their family-owned store in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In a country where violence plays an outsized role in everyday life, some victims of gun violence, like Lessa’s family, believe the solution is arming up.