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Weekly Report - 18 February 2021 (WR-21-07)

BRAZIL: Backlash against new firearms decrees

President Jair Bolsonaro signed off on four decrees on 12 February which increase ease of access to firearms and ammunition in Brazil. These measures are in line with the president’s pro-gun agenda, and while they are welcomed by a small but vocal group of his supporters, they have elicited widespread criticism from other quarters.

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