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WorldBrazil's Bolsonaro revokes order easing gun controls

01:40  26 june  2019
01:40  26 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Brazil ' s President Jair Bolsonaro has signed an executive order relaxing gun rules in the country, making it easier to import guns and increasing the amount of ammunition a person can buy in a year.

President said the decree had been drafted ‘so that good citizens can have peace inside their homes’.

Brazil's Bolsonaro revokes order easing gun controls© Mauro Pimentel President Jair Bolsonaro's decree loosening Brazil's gun laws had faced legal and political challenges

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday revoked an order that had loosened the country's gun controls, after it faced legal and political challenges.

The move came a day before the Supreme Court was due to debate the constitutionality of the decree that allowed millions of Brazilians to carry loaded weapons in public, which the Senate rejected last week.

Bolsonaro instead published three new decrees that appeared to exclude the most controversial points of the original order, but few details were available.

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Brazil ' s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree Tuesday that loosens restrictions on gun imports and allows people to carry more ammunition. "Public security starts inside your home," he said as lawmakers who observed him sign the order cheered and made gun gestures with their hands.

Brazil ' s President Jair Bolsonaro reacts during a signing ceremony of the decree which eases gun restrictions in Brazil , at the Planalto REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino. BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil ’ s Senate on Tuesday overturned a decree signed last month by right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro

He also announced that proposed changes to legislation on the registration, possession and commercialization of weapons and ammunition had been sent to Congress.

Bolsonaro first announced the decree in May, enabling a wide range of professions, including truckers, politicians, hunters and even some journalists, to carry weapons without having to prove why they needed them.

Weeks later he revised the original order to restrict "common citizens" to carrying handguns but not rifles in public.

The original decree also allowed licensed gun owners to buy up to 5,000 rounds of ammunition a year, depending on the type of weapon, compared with the current limit of 50.

But it faced a strong opposition, even from governors in states with high rates of violence who argued the order failed to improve security.

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Bolsonaro ’s executive order will remove the “discretionary” role that police have in approving civilians’ requests to buy guns . He has said decisions about who can carry weapons Brazil ’ s heavily armed drug gangs and paramilitary militias easily get weapons smuggled over the country’s porous borders.

Brazil ' s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree on Tuesday to ease restrictions on gun imports and increase the amount of ammunition a The decree had initially been designed to ease restrictions for collectors, marksmen and hunters - allowing, for example, the carrying of loaded guns

- Tough on crime -

Bolsonaro, a former army captain, has defended the decree as honoring the result of a 2005 referendum in which nearly 64 percent of Brazilians rejected a law that included, among other things, a total ban on the sale of firearms.

Bolsonaro, whose tough-on-crime rhetoric helped get him elected last year, has long spoken in favor of allowing people to carry guns on the streets. But that requires the support of Congress to change the law.

Critics had argued his decree breached the constitution because it created a new law, rather than modified an existing one.

Experts have warned the loosening of restrictions would fuel gun violence in a country which already has one of the highest homicide rates in the world.

A staggering 65,602 homicides were recorded in 2017, according to the latest figures based on health ministry data -- the equivalent of more than seven murders every hour.

The overall figure was 36.1 percent higher than a decade earlier, said the government-backed Institute of Applied Economic Research and the non-profit Brazilian Forum for Public Security in a recent report titled Atlas of Violence.

Authors of the report had warned Bolsonaro's decree could worsen the violence.

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