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Column by Scott Salmon

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil is a country plagued by endemic gun violence; shootings and firearm deaths are a daily occurrence in almost all its cities. So it was astonishing this month to witness a Presidential decree that more – and more lethal – arms and ammunition be made available to its citizenry.

In fact, after an initial response that his arms decree was unconstitutional, President Bolsonaro issued a revised version this week that went even further than the original.

The latest iteration actually increases the number of professional categories that would have access to gun purchase without . . .

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