Brazilian president eases gun ownership with new decree
Far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro takes first steps to keep election campaign promises
By Gamze Turkoglu Oguz
SAO PAULO, Brazil
Brazilian president on Tuesday signed a decree easing gun ownership -- a promise he made during his election campaign.
Sworn in on Jan. 1, Jair Bolsonaro without delay took the first step to keep his promise of arming the "good guys" against violence, the New York Times reported.
Speaking on the new rules at the signing ceremony, the Brazilian leader said: "I signed this decree, created by many upstanding
With this presidential decree, persons will not be required to declare the reason why they intend to own a gun. The registration renewal period has also
Brazil has a high killing rate with 64,000 murders committed in 2017, 43,000 of which were caused by firearms.
The far-right leader, who has a military background, had made himself the most popular candidate in election polls with his harsh discourse on fighting corruption and crimes.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.