Weekly Report - 27 July 2023 (WR-23-30)

BRAZIL: Lula tightens gun regulations

A key objective of the right-wing former president Jair Bolsonaro (2019-2023) was expanding civilian access to firearms, a legacy which his successor Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has sought to undo. On 21 July, President Lula signed a decree which tightened gun control, as well as announcing other security initiatives aimed at addressing concerns such as attacks on schools and on democratic institutions.

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