Skip to comments.President Bolsonaro of Brazil eases Restrictions on Ammunition sales, Gun Imports
Posted on 05/13/2019 12:42:43 PM PDT by marktwain
On 7 May, 2019, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro issued a decree further reforming Brazil's extremely strict laws on gun ownership and carry.
Keeping his campaign promises, President Bolsonaro signed an initial decree only two weeks into his presidency, in January of this year.
The decree signed on 7 May makes it a little easier for Brazilians, who wish to use their guns to defend themselves, to train and to do so. From lfpress.com:
Public security starts inside your home, said Bolsonaro, a far-right former army captain who made getting tough on criminals in a country that is the world leader in total homicides a big part of his election campaign.
To own a gun in Brazil, citizens must pass a series of requirements, including a psychological screening and a safety course.
I have not found the text of the 7 May decree. But riotimesonline.com gave this summation:
(Excerpt) Read more at ammoland.com ...
Most guns in private hands are Tauruses. Taurus is the only domestic manufacturer and they are
cr... not of high quality. ANY US, European or Turkish manufacturer's product will have a definite quality advantage.
I own several Taurus handguns, and they are uniformly reliable, durable and priced for the average income. I love Taurus, and have been using them for decades.
I have a Taurus PT111. Fine little gun for the price. Never a problem.
Now if ya’ want to talk about a Lorcin, we can be on the same page. ;o)
The other is an 856 revolver that I sometimes carry as a backup gun. This is the gun that I learned how to perform a trigger job on a revolver on. Generally works now but the cylinder gap measures .004+ inches, twice what a comparable S&W would be. You have to be careful how you hold it or your knuckles get singed
From a former co-worker in Brazil I learned that when you send your Taurus to Miami for repairs they throw it into a 20 foot ocean container. When the container is full they load it on a ship and send it to Porto Alegre. When it get to PA it sits in bond for a day or two (or seven) until the ever efficient Brazilian customs guys clear it for entry. It's then trucked about 100 km up the river where it's pulled out of the container, inspected and passed off to repair. The gunsmiths have minutes not hours to diagnose and fix any problems. It's then thrown back in the ocean container and shipped back to Miami, clears customs and is trucked back to you. Having worked for 17 years in logistics this is not a process that fills me with confidence.
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