Commission in Brazil Proposes Lowering Age to Buy Guns

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite protests from dozens of social movements that work towards curbing violence in Brazil, a Special Commission at the Chamber of Deputies decided on Tuesday to approve a project that would ease requirements for firearm purchasing and lower the age limit of those wanting to purchase firearms.

Among the measures proposed by the project is the lowering of the minimum age for those wishing to purchase firearms, from 25 to 21, and the automatic authorization of firearm permits for Congressional Representatives. The project significantly changes the disarmament law passed in . . .

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