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Brazil's Bolsonaro signs decree further easing gun rules

Postby jdege on Fri May 24, 2019 3:46 pm

https://www.dw.com/en/brazils-bolsonaro-signs-decree-further-easing-gun-rules/a-48645988
Brazil's Bolsonaro signs decree further easing gun rules
Brazil's president has made it easier for people to get their hands on foreign guns and carry more ammunition. Supporters say it will help people defend themselves in a country plagued by endemic violence.

Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree Tuesday that loosens restrictions on gun imports and allows people to carry more ammunition.

"Public security starts inside your home," he said as lawmakers who observed him sign the order cheered and made gun gestures with their hands.

Previously, people were barred from importing guns if a domestic manufacturer produced a similar weapon.
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Re: Brazil's Bolsonaro signs decree further easing gun rules

Postby Ghost on Fri May 24, 2019 4:18 pm

Don’t they allow snipers to shoot criminals there?
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Re: Brazil's Bolsonaro signs decree further easing gun rules

Postby Lumpy on Sat May 25, 2019 7:48 pm

Ghost wrote:Don’t they allow snipers to shoot criminals there?

It's not legal but it's allegedly happening, and Brazil's president had openly advocated it.

I'm reminded of Ernst Pohner, the head of Munich's police in the early 1920s, who when asked if right-wing death squads were operating in his city reportedly replied "yes, but not enough of them".
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Re: Brazil's Bolsonaro signs decree further easing gun rules

Postby Holland&Holland on Sun May 26, 2019 7:35 am

jdege wrote:https://www.dw.com/en/brazils-bolsonaro-signs-decree-further-easing-gun-rules/a-48645988
Brazil's Bolsonaro signs decree further easing gun rules
Brazil's president has made it easier for people to get their hands on foreign guns and carry more ammunition. Supporters say it will help people defend themselves in a country plagued by endemic violence.

Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree Tuesday that loosens restrictions on gun imports and allows people to carry more ammunition.

"Public security starts inside your home," he said as lawmakers who observed him sign the order cheered and made gun gestures with their hands.

Previously, people were barred from importing guns if a domestic manufacturer produced a similar weapon.

Now that is common sense for you.
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