Bolsonaro Repeatedly Pushed to Relax Weapons Control Measures During Pandemic

A survey shows that the President has attempted to relax access to weapons on at least six occasions since he took office.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The August 12th, 1937 cover of the Correio da Manhã newspaper is all over social media. The headline reads: "Mussolini says only an armed people is strong and free." At the time, the Italian fascist leader addressed 100,000 people in Sicily.

Does the statement sound familiar? At the April 22nd cabinet meeting, President Bolsonaro said "I want everyone to be armed; an armed populace can never be enslaved."

The same reasoning surfaced in President Jair Bolsonaro's speech during the notorious April 22nd cabinet meeting. "The people are indoors. That's why I want (...) the . . .

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