Brazil could tweak gun decree after criticism - president's spokesman

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's government could make some changes to an executive gun decree signed by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro as a result of some of the criticisms it faced, the president's spokesman said on Tuesday, without giving more details.

Reuters May 22, 2019 05:10:03 IST
Brazil could tweak gun decree after criticism - president's spokesman

Brazil could tweak gun decree after criticism  presidents spokesman

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's government could make some changes to an executive gun decree signed by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro as a result of some of the criticisms it faced, the president's spokesman said on Tuesday, without giving more details.

Earlier in May, Bolsonaro signed a decree to ease restrictions on gun imports and increase the amount of ammunition a person can buy. Shortly afterwards, federal prosecutors sued the government, seeking an injunction against the bill, arguing it "endangered the public safety of all Brazilians."

(Reporting by Ricardo Brito; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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