“Let’s keep fighting for an unarmed country. It is the security forces who have to be armed, responsibly,” he said.
Late last month Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva signed into a law that severely restricts civilian access to firearms, with the goal to halt a surge in gun ownership in the nation. The pro-communist President’s bill reverses legislation under the previous well-received nationalist President Jair Bolsonaro.
The executive order limits the number of firearms a civilian can own, dropping from 4 to 2. Limits will also be placed on stockpiles of ammunition and guns. 9mm handguns have also been completely, The Latin Times reports.
Guns will now only be allowed to have 50 rounds per weapon instead of 200. Documentation will also be required to possess the guns as well.