Only the “police and the army must be well-armed,” according to Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has reversed the policies of his predecessor Jair Bolsonaro that increased gun ownership in the nation.
By executive order on Friday, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva tightened limits on access to firearms.
The executive order undoes the laws passed by Jair Bolsonaro, his predecessor, that increased gun ownership in the nation.
According to Lula’s order, citizens are only permitted to own two weapons for personal protection instead of four, and they are only permitted to own 50 instead of 200 rounds of ammunition for each weapon.
It prohibits citizens from owning 9 mm pistols and requests proof of their necessity for firearms from law enforcement and military personnel alone.
Lula declares, “We will keep fighting for fewer weapons.”
It’s one thing for the average person to keep a gun in the house as a safety precaution since some people consider this to be a measure of security. Let’s give it to them,” Lula remarked on Friday.
But we can’t let anyone have access to gun arsenals, Lula remarked. “We’ll keep fighting to see less guns in our nation. Only the army and the police should be well-armed, he continued.
Although far-right politician Bolsonaro significantly loosened limitations while in government between 2019 and 2022, the right to bear guns is not a constitutional guarantee in Brazil as it is in the United States.
During the Bolsonaro years, many of people applied for firearm licences.
During Bolsonaro’s leadership, the number of firearms licences issued rapidly increased.
According to Instituto Sou da Paz, a non-profit organisation that tracks public security, the number has climbed to 2.9 million in a nation of 214 million people.
Given that the nation has one of the worst homicide rates in the world, the huge quantity of new guns did not result in the predicted surge in violent crime.
In 2022, Bolsonaro’s final year in office, there were nearly 47,500 killings, or about the same as in 2019, according to a report released on Thursday by the Brazilian Forum for Public Safety (FBSP).
Before the year is out, the government of Lula is enticing people to sell any firearms that are now illegal. If people don’t, cops will seize their firearms.vist here