Bolsonaro loosens gun laws in Brazil, world murder capital

Bolsonaro loosens gun laws in Brazil, world murder capital

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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro smiles during a ceremony where he signed a decree loosening restrictions on owning a firearm at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Before, non-military or police who wanted to own a gun had to justify their interest as part of the process, and now wide categories of people will qualify, like those in rural areas, or urban areas with high levels of homicide, business owners, gun collectors and hunters. less Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro smiles during a ceremony where he signed a decree loosening restrictions on owning a firearm at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. … more Photo: Eraldo Peres, AP RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday signed a decree making it easier for many Brazilians to own firearms, the first of many expected changes by the nascent administration to overhaul gun laws in the nation that leads the world in total homicides. Bolsonaro signed the decree in a televised ceremony in the capital of Brasilia, arguing that it and other changes expected to be pushed in Congress would help people defend themselves. The former army captain and far-right leader, who won last year’s election on promises to crack down on crime, said citizens in Latin America’s biggest country have long made clear that they wanted to arm themselves. Recommended Video Speed Normal Quality Auto Quality Speed 0.25 0.50 0.75 Normal 1.25 1.50 1.75 00:00 00:00 "The people decided in favor of […]

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