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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian importation of revolvers and pistols broke a record last year (2020), according to Ministry of Economy data. In total 105,900 weapons were purchased in 2020, compared to 54,000 the year before, a...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new report from Fundação Abrinq and the Brazilian Ministry of Health shows a shocking increase in the number of deaths of young black Brazilian men caused by firearms over...
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...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A project in the Brazilian Congress will cancel one of the most important laws aimed at curbing gun violence in the country warn public safety organizations. The project, which seeks...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Sales of Brazilian-made firearms to the U.S. increased 187.5 percent while former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was in office, compared to the same eight-year period of his...
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Military police in Rio are gradually replacing their rifles with non-lethal weapons such as electro-shock taser guns, according to an announcement by the government of Rio de Janeiro State...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Special divisions of Rio de Janeiro’s Polícia Militar (Military Police, PM) have seized arms and drugs, as well as making over fifty arrests, in the second day of a...

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