New Arms Decree Authorizes Minors to Practice Shooting Sports Without Court Approval

Opposition parties and even parties that routinely vote together with the government decided to resort to the Federal Supreme Court against the decree, which in their opinion is unconstitutional.

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Children and adolescents will no longer need judicial authorization to practice shooting sports. The change was introduced in a recent decree from President Jair Bolsonaro that changed the rules of possession and use of firearms within the country.

According to the act, minors under 18 years of age will be able to shoot in practice-oriented clubs, only needing the . . .

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