Posted January 24, 2019 5:21 pm by Comments

By Dean Weingarten

Brazil: President Bolsonaro Signs Decree Reforming Gun Law
Brazil: President Bolsonaro Signs Decree Reforming Gun Law

Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- -President Bolsonaro of Brazil is following President Trump’s lead. On January 15, 2019, Jair Bolsonaro kept a prominent campaign promise. He signed a decree modifying the extreme firearms restrictions passed in December of 2003.

From voanews.com:

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has signed a decree making it easier for many Brazilians to own a gun – a measure he says will help people defend themselves. The decree establishes wide categories of people who qualify for gun ownership. Those include people living in rural areas, in urban areas with high levels of homicide, business owners, gun collectors and hunters.

In effect, the named categories include all of Brazil.

Citizens will still have to meet the other requirements in the law. Those include training, a psychological exam, and being 25 years of age or older. Legal gun owners must have a clean criminal record, a fixed address, and have gainful employment.

  • The decree increases the license period from 5 to 10 years.
  • The decree automatically renews current licenses for the new period, including licenses that have lapsed.
  • The decree appears to allow reloaded ammunition to be used for training at authorized ranges.
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    Source:: AmmoLand

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