Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (Photo/ Reuters)
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (Photo/ Reuters)

Brazil's Prez eases gun control

ANI | Updated: May 08, 2019 18:35 IST

Rio de Janeiro [Brazil], May 8 (ANI): At a time when countries like New Zealand are tightening gun laws, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree easing restrictions on gun control on Tuesday (local time).
Gun buyers in the South American nation can now buy between 1,000 and 5,000 rounds of ammunition every year depending on their license, while the validity of the permit will be extended to 10 years, according to Xinhua.
Furthermore, the decree also involves rules of gun use, purchasing, imports and ownership. The full text of the decree is yet to be published.
With the latest decree, the Brazilian President fulfils one of his campaign promises to ease owning firearms for citizens.
In a bid to end the monopoly of the local gun company 'Taurus', the latest decree also allows those with gun possession permits to import weapons and ammunition.
Bolsonaro outlined that the decree is a guarantee of the individual rights of those citizens who wish to own a gun. He had previously removed the need for gun seekers to formally justify the reason behind wanting a gun with the police. (ANI)