Don’t mess with us: Brazil imports more guns than pencils; purchases grow by over 2,000%

Imports have been growing continuously since 2017 with higher demand and processes that have simplified bureaucracy for the purchase of foreign revolvers and pistols.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The simplification of the import process has boosted the purchase of foreign weapons. Data from the Ministry of Economy show that Brazilians imported US$29.3 million worth of revolvers and pistols last year, an all-time record.

This is not a new phenomenon and the growth in figures has been uninterrupted since 2017. The volume imported last year was 2,656% higher than the average registered since official records began . . .

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