Public Prosecutor’s Office Calls for Full Suspension of Arms Decree

Prosecutors allege, in a lawsuit filed in the Federal District, that the measure "jeopardizes the public safety of all Brazilians".

By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, 14th, the Federal Public Prosecutor's Office (FPO) of the Federal District requested the immediate and full suspension of the decree, issued by President Jair Bolsonaro last week, which relaxed laws regarding the carrying of firearms.

The prosecutors claim that the measure violates the Disarmament Statute and "jeopardizes the public safety of all Brazilians." The lawsuit was filed . . .

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