Rio de Janeiro Legislative Assembly Approves Bill Allowing Deputies to Carry Guns

The bill, which was passed with a majority of 44 to 11, still awaits Governor Wilson Witzel’s approval.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – State deputies of Rio de Janeiro's legislative assembly approved a bill that allows them to carry firearms by 44 votes in favor versus 11 against.

However, the bill has already proven controversial, with PSOL federal deputy Marcelo Freixo tweeting, "One day, a family is shot by military personnel with 80 bullets. The next day, ten people die in the rains because of the city . . .

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