By Tom Knighton
Guns save lives.
We’ve said that over and over again. Here at Bearing Arms, we have a whole category devoted to just that topic.
Numerous people in the United States are alive today because they had a constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. While anti-gun zealots would seek to undermine this right, making it so countless people would die for lack of a firearm, all while pretending to make us safer, another country is going in a different direction.
One country is making guns more accessible as a way to try and reduce violent crime.
Brazil‘s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro decreed today the easing of national gun laws as part of his law-and-order agenda, despite fears it could aggravate already staggering violent crime.
The executive order, signed in a live television broadcast, allows ‘good citizens’ to more easily own firearms, said Bolsonaro.
‘To guarantee the legitimate right of defence, as president I am using this weapon,’ he said, indicating the pen he then used to sign the decree.
Brazil recorded nearly 64,000 homicides in 2017, making it one of the most dangerous countries in the world outside of a war zone.
According to a survey published last month by the …Read the Rest
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