Brazil’s firearm ownership booms, and gun laws loosen, under President Bolsonaro

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A visitor holds a weapon during the Shot Fair Brasil, an arms exhibition held at the Expoville Conventions and Exhibitions Center in Joinville, Santa Catarina state, Brazil, on Aug. 5.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has issued more than a dozen decrees in favor of Brazilians’ right to bear arms. Sales have spiked and gun shops and shooting ranges have opened up all over Brazil.

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