RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Under Jair Bolsonaro's administration, Brazil broke a record for new firearms registered in a single year: 44,181 between January and November 2019, up 24 percent from all of last year.
This is the highest number of permits for possession - that is, to have a gun at home - granted by the Federal Police since 2010, according to unprecedented statistics obtained by GLOBO based on the Access to Information Law (LAI).
The survey concerns only registrations for individuals, excluding, for example, acquisitions of public agencies and security companies and also of CACs (collectors, shooters and hunters . . .