Brazil Proving Gun Reform Works In Real Time


Gun reform doesn’t always have to be bad. Brazil, right now, is experiencing the positive side of gun reform. Brazil’s President, Bolsonaro, ran on the issue of expanding gun rights. That sort of gun reform – and it seems to be working.

As one could expect, the media took the opposing side of allowing individuals to have easier access to guns. The AP ran this article:

“Fear and zeal over more guns in violence-plagued Brazil”

Szabo and other security experts argue that instead of expanding access to guns, current guns laws should be more rigorously enforced.

A tune we’ve heard many times from the left in the USA.

NPR ran this article about the issue: "Opinion: brazil's High Murder Rate Could Get Even Worse If Gun Laws Are Relaxed"

Newly elected Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is supremely confident he can reduce violent crime — a core pillar of his election campaign. But his proposal to dismantle national gun laws is precisely the wrong way to go about doing this.

However, the statistics are showing the opposite. Since Bolsonaro took office on New Year's Day in 2019 the homicide rate in Brazil has been plummeting. From Ammoland:

"César Mello, asked that I include information that early reports are showing a 25% drop in Brazil's homicide rate, in the first quarter of 2019. If this trend continues, 16,000 lives will have been saved in the first year of President Bolsonaro's time in office."

They go on to note that the rate wasn't quite that high but still 10,000 lives were saved.

The New York Times mentions that during Bolsonaro's first year in office, the government issued more than 200k licenses and the federal police issued 54,300 licenses for self-defense in 2019 (what amounts to a 98% increase from 2018).

So far the media has been wrong, again, on the issue of guns and gun violence.

For more on this story, check out the article by Dean Weingarten at Ammoland.

 

 

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16 thoughts on “Brazil Proving Gun Reform Works In Real Time”

    1. Yes, most definitely-guns in the hands of law abiding citizens is certainly the answer. We just need to find the Citizens that possess a gun illegally and that will certainly help lower crime.

    2. John J, you are 100% correct, and that is why Liberals in US Government are totally against it. They want us to be Subjects, not Citizens.

    3. Absolutely. Our God-given right to self-defense, defense of our family and of the defenseless as enumerated in the Second Amendment to the US Constitution.

      The best gun control is a gun in the hands of a law abiding citizen familiar with the function and practiced in accuracy.

    1. In Marxism criminals are considered virtuous because they are the way they are Only because they have been oppressed. You see that same attitude here in the Democrat Party .

  1. Significant evidence provided by Brazil runs AGAINST the FakeNewsMedia and Liberal’s agenda and narrative, so, WITHOUT any evidence, they DENY the FACTS. But, how else could one be a Liberal, today?

  2. GREETINGS TO WHOMEVER!! SEEMS VERY STRANGE TO ME THAT GUNS WERE NEVER AN ISSUE AS I WAS GROWING UP AND PEOPLE FOLLOWED MOST ALL OF THE FEW LAWS ON THE BOOKS!! ” WHEN THE LAWS ARE MOST MULTIPLIED; THE STATE IS MOST CORRUPT “!! ALL OF YOU MUST HAVE READ / HEARD THIS BEFORE FROM PERHAPS A FOUNDING FATHER OF THE PAST! ONE OF MY RELATIVES FROM MANY GENERATIONS AGO HAD A FORE-FATHER WHO SIGNED THE ” DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE “!! HIS NAME WAS ABRAHAM CLARK!! SO YOU SEE THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF AMERICA RUN RAW THROUGH MY VEINS AND I AM BIASED ON THE SECOND @ AMENDMENT ISSUE(S)!! THIS MEANS I AM PRO-SECOND AMENDMENT!! ALL THE GUN GROUPS HAD BETTER GET TOGETHER AND EN-MASS TURN UP THE HEAT ON THE LEFTIST / COMMIES / SOCIALISTS AND BE READY TO NOT BACK DOWN FOR ANYTHING BUT RAW SECOND AMEND, LITERAL RIGHTS!! RE-TRAIN THE KIDS, AS ONE TO TWO GENERATIONS COME FROM MIXED UP VALUE FAMILIES. IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE THIS…JUST ASK THE POLICE, THE TEACHERS, AND SOCIETY IN GENERAL, WHY THERE ARE SO MANY DISRESPECTFUL, UNRULY, NARCISSISTIC, AND IRRESPONSIBLE MINORITY PERCENT OF YOUTH. NO FATHERS…TOO MANY VALUE SYSTEMS TO FOLLOW AND ANGER TOWARD NO FATHER…PARENTS ON DRUGS…PARENTS ATTACKING OFFICIALS, .. ETC;…GO FIGURE THE FACTS OUT FOR YOURSELVES! I AM DONE…TAKE MY VERBAGE HOWEVER YOU WISH TO INTERPRET!! HAVE A GREAT DAY IN A GREAT AMERICA WHICH WILL BECOME BETTER WHEN HEALING STARTS TAKING PLACE!! BETTER HOPE GOD IS WATCHING OVER US ALL! THE DEMOCRATS ARE DOING A “BIG” DISSERVICE TO AMERICA BY ATTACKING A SITTING PRESIDENT IN FRONT OF THE KIDS, PARENTS AND WORLD TO SEE!! GUESS IT PROVES DEMOCRACY CAN SURVIVE!!?? YOU BE THE JUDGE!!

  3. Each thug being taken out by homeowners tired of home invasions is a permanent solution to the thug’s repeat activities…Box and burial cheaper than lib judges, three hots and a cot for thugs…

  4. All true. I believe author Robert Heinlein said it best, “an armed society is a polite society”. Kill ’em all, let God sort ’em out.

  5. When I tell a Liberal, “better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it”, they tend to shake their head and stop talking. Been around guns my entire life and not one of those guns has ever grown legs and walked away, or grown fingers and pulled it’s own trigger. Fear of an armed, law abiding citizen is driven by leftist/socialist/communist ideology perpetuated by their media propagandists. No one but a criminal in the act of victimizing me or my home needs to fear me.

  6. Gun control will be selective! I’m also trying to figure out where in the 2nd amendment to the constitution it says that the AR–15 and large capacity magazines are not covered?

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