May 21, 2019 / 10:49 PM / a month ago

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.

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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