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Tag: weapons

  • Wednesday, May 8th 2019 - 09:58 UTC

    Bolsonaro signs decree making it easier to own, carry and import weapons

    Beaming members of Congress and industry lobbyists clapped and made pistol signs with their hands as Bolsonaro relaxed rules on weapons

    Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree on Tuesday making it easier for gun enthusiasts to own, carry and import weapons in one of the world's deadliest countries. Beaming members of Congress and industry lobbyists clapped and made pistol signs with their hands as the ex-army captain relaxed rules that critics fear could pave the way for the carrying of weapons in the streets.

  • Thursday, April 4th 2019 - 09:21 UTC

    Weapons makers encouraged with the Brazilian market by pro-gun Bolsonaro

    Some 450 Brazilian and foreign companies have the latest weapons technology on display on display at the four-day LAAD defense and security expo

    With its high murder rate and huge armed forces, Brazil has long been in the cross-hairs of foreign weapons makers. Now they have a powerful champion: pro-gun President Jair Bolsonaro. The right-wing former army captain, who relaxed gun ownership laws soon after taking power in January, has raised hopes among foreign firms that his next move will be easing investment restrictions on Brazil's 200 billion reais (US$55 billion) defense sector.

  • Tuesday, June 21st 2016 - 08:07 UTC

    US Senate fails to pass bill to tighten gun controls; the vote was along party lines

    Republican Senator John Cornyn said: “My colleagues in many ways want to treat the symptoms without fighting the disease”

    The US Senate has rejected plans to tighten gun controls, including the restriction of weapons sales to people on terrorism watch lists. Four proposals were brought before the Senate after 49 people died in an attack on a gay nightclub in Florida.

  • Monday, March 14th 2011 - 06:36 UTC

    India becomes world’s top weapons importer; US largest exporter, says SIPRI

    Internal security threats and rivalries with Pakistan and China have boosted expenditure

    India replaced China as the world’s top weapons importer, according to a study by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, SIPRI, as it aims to modernize its armed forces and project power through the region.