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    Brazil Seeks to Copy U.S. Gun Culture

    Brazil Seeks to Copy U.S. Gun Culture
    Lawmakers want to make it easier for Brazilians to get weapons
    http://time.com/4108421/brazil-u-s-g...alflow_twitter

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    Because of gun politics in Brazil, all firearms are required to be registered with the state; the minimum age for ownership is 25. It is illegal to carry a gun outside a residence. A special permit is granted to certain groups, such as law enforcement officers. To legally own a gun, after obtaining the license, which costs BRL R$1000[2] the owner must pay a fee every three years to register the gun, currently at BRL R$85 and registration can be done via the Internet or in person with the Federal Police. Until the end of the 2008, unregistered guns could be legalized for free.

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    Brazil Seeks to Copy U.S. Gun Culture

    "Congressmen in Brazil, one of the most violent countries in the world, are proposing to dramatically loosen restrictions on personal gun ownership, bringing the country much closer to the American right to bear arms."

    "After a disarmament law was passed in 2003 introduced many of the current restrictions, about half a million weapons have been sold and 170,000 gun permits issued."

    "The bill also reduces the minimum age for the purchase of weapons from 25 to 21, removes a ban on those under criminal investigation owning or carrying weapons and allows citizens to buy nine guns and 600 rounds of ammunition a year."

    http://time.com/4108421/brazil-u-s-g...alflow_twitter

    I don't know that this would bring Brazil "much closer to the American right to bear arms," but it is a significant step in the right direction.
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    Biased and stupid media alert!

    Preserving the RIGHT to keep and bear arms does not equal "gun culture".

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    Quote Originally Posted by BB62 View Post
    Biased and stupid media alert!

    Preserving the RIGHT to keep and bear arms does not equal "gun culture".
    You sir are an antagonist. What a horrible role model.
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