Skip to comments.Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro, Vows to Legalize Guns for Self Defense
Posted on 01/10/2019 6:10:46 AM PST by marktwain
Brazilian President-Elect, Jair Bolsonaro, is following President Donald Trump in keeping promises he made during his campaign, or at least, he is continuing to say he will keep one of those promises only three days before being sworn in, on 1 January 2018. From telesurenglish.net:
Three days before being sworn-in, Brazil's far-right President-Elect Jair Bolsonaro stated on Saturday that he intends to sign a decree to allow people with no criminal record to buy guns.
By decree, we intend to guarantee the POSSESSION of firearms for the citizen without criminal antecedents, as well as make its registration definitive, Bolsonaro wrote on Twitter.
The loosening of firearms laws was one of the key platforms in Bolosonaros campaign for the 2018 elections. The former army captain will take office on January 1.
Bolsonaro gave no further details and it was not immediately clear what mechanisms he will have at his disposal to carry out such a decree, or what specific measures the decree would contain.
Brazil's Congress is already discussing measures to loosen gun laws.
In 1980, Brazil had a homicide rate of about 12 per 100,000 people, only a little higher than the United States. The U.S. had a homicide rate of 10.2 in the same year.
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If homicides drop, after a couple of years, they will say nothing.
Someone down there understands :p
I like this guy...along with Victor Orban. Does anyone know how his first name is pronounced?
Brazil already has "blood in the streets," and lots of it.
Strict gun laws, and still a high murder rate.
Ja'ir, two syllables, emphasis on the first.
Bowso' naru, four syllables, emphasis on the second, I believe.
My inquiries lead me to the conclusion that very restrictive gun laws have very little to do with the murder rate.
More armed people mean a slightly lower homicide rate, but particularly, mean that those with the forethought to be armed are less likely to be victims of criminals.
Correlation is not proof of causation, but clearly allowing more civilian ownership of firearms can’t hurt.
Free Men keep and bear arms; anything else is slavery.
Liberals will focus on the gun registration issue and NOT the crime reduction data.
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