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Graphic toont het aantal moorden in Brazilië, en de details van het decreet.


Bolsonaro versoepelt wapenwet in Brazilië, land met meeste moorden

January 16, 2019 - January 27, 2019 - President Jair Bolsonaro tekende een decreet, dat het voor veel Brazilianen makkelijker maakt om vuurwapens te bezitten. Hij lost daarmee de verkiezingsbelofte in om strenge regelgeving aan te pakken in het land met de meeste moorden.

The decree, which does not require congressional approval, scraps the requirement that Brazilians need to prove their “effective need” to own a firearm. Prospective gun owners must still meet other requirements, such as not having a criminal record, taking a psychological exam, a course at a gun club and being at least 25 years old.

Brazil is one of the most violent countries in the world, with a murder rate of over 30 homicides per 100,000 people, compared with around five per 100,000 in the United States, according to Bloomberg News.

PUBLISHED: 16/01/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press