Bolsonaro Claims Arming People Fights Crime, Prevents Dictatorship by Rulers

President Bolsonaro took office in January 2019 and since then has promoted several measures to foster society's "self-defense" against the rise in crime.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro said yesterday, February, 4th, that he is not afraid of an armed people because that prevents a ruler from becoming a dictator. He also announced that he is preparing new measures in favor of access to arms by civilians.

"Next week there will be more decrees on weapons because weapons are a right of yours," said Bolsonaro to hundreds of people at the inauguration of a high-performance sports center in the city of Cascavel in Paraná state.

"I'm not afraid of an armed people, because that prevents a ruler from becoming . . .

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