Bolsonaro Wants to Further Ease Laws on Carrying Guns

The president said his plans would benefit “collectors, shooters and hunters” and expand the legal protection for people using firearms to defend their own lives or property.

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has announced his government is preparing new laws to make it easier to carry guns in public.

The far-right leader said his plans would benefit “collectors, shooters and hunters” and expand the legal protection for people using firearms to defend their own lives or property.

The president promised during his election campaign to overturn Brazil’s strict firearms laws, despite the country’s high murder rate.

He argued that guns will help people defend themselves. “You can be sure the bums will think twice before committing . . .

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