By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro signed on Tuesday (January 15th) a decree that eases the rules for the possession of firearms in the country. The decree was received with criticism from both those for and against restriction of firearms in Brazilian society.

"The Brazilian Forum of Public Security (FBSP), based on national and international studies on the causes of homicides and other violent crimes, deplores the publication by the federal government of the decree that facilitates the possession of firearms,” said the FBSP in a statement.

“It (decree) is betting . . .

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