Brazil Homicide Rate Plunges After Relaxing Gun Laws – Liberals Outraged

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Mainstream media, politicians and anti-gun activists are engaged in a concerted push to disarm American by taking away the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms for personal defense.

In short, the left argues that more guns always equals more crime and the populace must be disarmed. But this pervasive liberal ideology is simply not based in reality.

Brazil is a useful case study.  In 2019, 15 days after being sworn into office, President Jair Bolsonaro made good on his campaign promise to make it easier for law-abiding citizens to keep arms for self-defense inside the home. 

To guarantee the legitimate right of defense, as president I am using this weapon,” Bolsonaro said, as he held up the pen he used to sign the decree. “I signed this decree, created by many upstanding people, so that at this first moment, upstanding citizens can have peace inside their homes.”

Guns America report: The result three years later after that initial adjustment and dozens more like it, is that the homicide rate has fallen 34 percent, from 27.8 per 100,000 people in 2019 to 18.5 per 100,000 in 2022, as economist Dr. John Lott noted in a recent article in the Wall Street Journal.

Lott goes on to say, “By November 2021, Mr. Bolsonaro had made 32 changes to ease Brazil’s gun laws. Brazilians were allowed to own more and more-powerful guns—up to six guns and up to .50 caliber, the same maximum caliber as the U.S. He raised the maximum annual ammunition purchase to 5,000 rounds a year from 50. He made it easier to carry concealed handguns in public.

Before Mr. Bolsonaro, Brazilians had to pay $260 for a new gun license and $25 every three years to renew it. This put legal gun ownership out of reach of the poor. The initial license fee has fallen to around $18.50, and licenses are good for 10 years,” he added.

If relaxing gun laws was directly correlated to crime rates, specifically the homicide rate, Brazil should’ve witnessed a huge surge. But, as Lott pointed out, it hasn’t. Killings are down.

What gives?

Well, maybe the opposite of “more guns equals more crime” is true. Maybe allowing good guys to bear arms has a chilling effect on criminals. Maybe they’re less likely to offend if they think they’re going to encounter armed resistance.

Could very well be the case. But even if it isn’t. The situation in Brazil shatters the myth that expanding gun rights to responsible citizens is a recipe for increased chaos and bloodshed.

Baxter Dmitry

Baxter Dmitry

Baxter Dmitry is a writer at The People's Voice. He covers politics, business and entertainment. Speaking truth to power since he learned to talk, Baxter has travelled in over 80 countries and won arguments in every single one. Live without fear.
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  1. Everyone had guns in Australia Everywhere and there were no shootings like the Americans Democrats set up. Course they shoot their own presidents and anyone who gets in their way because they are homicidal Bot normally guns provide security and protect people from criminals That’s obviously of course why the Democrats want to bet he one’s who decide who can have one.
    Then here in ausyralia somehow they let a psychiatric patient lose armed and loaded, so they say, although there’s really no evidence except theirs, who killed some school kids at port Arthur. Then they told everyone to give them their guns to prevent it happening again, and everyone, and this is too weird for words, somehow thought, yes if I don’t give my guns up that I’ve had for decades, I might go and turn into a serial killer overnight too, or a serial killer might suddenly break into my house, although they never have ever, a d take my guns and go mental Because our psychiatrists are 8 competent at diagnosing someone whose a danger to community like a serial homicidal maniac, for example.How rbey came to that confusion I can only attribute to subliminal MIND control or something like that. Anyway it’s made zero difference to homicides and bikies still shoot each other.

  2. Liberals will never be happy until all their political opponents are dead. Then, if this was to happen they would turn on themselves. Liberalism caused the fall of man. Because of liberalism, God withdrew the Tree Of Life. Liberalism is a disease. Liberalism is death. Satan is a liberal.

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