Brazil President Eases Gun Laws Allowing Residents to Buy Arm and Keep Them at Home

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree that makes it easier for adults with no criminal records to buy guns and keep them at home.

Read the details on Nexter.org.

Source: AP

Brazilian President changed gun laws

Under the decree of the far-right Jair Bolsonaro, Brazilians over 25 will be able to buy up to four weapons without a criminal record Brazil’s ultra-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, issued a decree on Tuesday, January 15, simplifying the acquisition of weapons in the country.

According to the new law, Brazilians over 25 years old without a criminal record will be able to acquire up to four firearms if they live in a region with a high homicide rate (more than 10 murders per 100,000 inhabitants).

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Source: AP

“In fact, this innovation will work in all 27 Brazilian states,” Bolsonaro said. According to the newspaper, to purchase weapons, Brazilians had to prove that they needed them for one or another reason. In the opinion of the ultra-right president of Brazil, this was too “subjective”, and now the “good citizens” have the “right to self-defense”.

“The people decided to buy guns and ammunition and we cannot deprive those who wanted that at that time,” he added.

The new law does not speak about carrying weapons in public places – only about buying and storing a house.

In Brazil in 2017, almost 64 thousand murders were recorded. There are 30.8 murder cases per 100 thousand inhabitants. Critics of innovation believe that it will only lead to an increase in the number of violent crimes.


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Brazil President Eases Gun Laws Allowing Residents to Buy Arm and Keep Them at Home
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