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As many as 120 sharpshooters will accompany police incursions into the slums of Brazil’s postcard city to exterminate gun-toting criminals, according to Flavio Pacca, a longtime associate of Witzel who the governor-elect’s press office said will join the administration. The shooters will work in pairs -- one to pull the trigger, one to monitor conditions and videotape deaths.
“The protocol will be to immediately neutralize, slaughter anyone who has a rifle,” Witzel, a federal judge and former Brazilian marine, told reporters in Brasilia on Dec. 12. “Whoever has a rifle isn’t worried about other people’s lives, they’re ready to eliminate anyone who crosses their path. This is a grave problem, not just in Rio de Janeiro, but also in other states.”
There used to be a law about weapons here, where I live, before the war. And yes, you could own a weapon but it was such a hard law that actually not too many people owned legal weapons.
And right when the SHTthe F, first thing that happened was the confiscation of legal weapons, based on lists of who own legal weapons.
Now what people could do then was to say, “This is my legal weapon. I have a right to own it, by the law.” And those who did that usually got shot.
There were 20 heavily armed guys at your door asking nicely for your weapon, to be turned over to them in the name of “law” as an effort of a government that wanted to calm down a chaotic situation.
Sometimes if you said no, those guys would simply destroy the whole house with RPGs and bombs.
originally posted by: ignorant_ape
it amazes me - how merkins [ its always merkins ] - so utterly miss-read stories like this
there a lots of legal guns in brazil - and lwegal owners [ who obey the terms of thier licences ] - have zero to fear from this
short summary - you have to be over 21 , have a secure gun safe , demonstrate a reason to own each firearm , restrictions on transport , restrictions on where you can shoot
the last is the critical one here
legal gun owners - have drastic limits to what they can do " within city limits " to uise a term americans comprehend
basically - only @ registered shooting rangers within cities can MOST legal owners use thier firearms
outside cities - things are slightly more relaxed - but still - land owner permission and proximity to roads and residences apply
the police are targeting - what are sessentially crimiliaised " no go areas " - where gangs " rule "
there is almost ZERO open carry permitted in cities
so - they are shoot to kill - as the person has zero defence // justification
i support it
reclaim the streets
“Whoever has a rifle isn’t worried about other people’s lives, they’re ready to eliminate anyone who crosses their path. This is a grave problem, not just in Rio de Janeiro, but also in other states.”