Exclusive: Brazil federal police warned against Bolsonaro arms agenda

Posted on AllSides July 30th, 2022
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G16 shooting club president Gustavo Pazzini, fires his gun during a practice session in Sao Paulo, Brazil July 28, 2022. REUTERS/Carla Carniel

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 29 (Reuters) - As President Jair Bolsonaro has aggressively sought to boost gun ownership in Brazil, documents obtained by Reuters reveal one key source of resistance to his agenda: his own federal police.

Nearly two decades after Brazil passed a landmark firearms control law, Bolsonaro has used dozens of executive orders to weaken such restrictions, turning the right to bear arms into a symbol of his right-wing movement. A major liberalization bill, under discussion in the Senate, could enshrine in law his push to make Brazil...

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