- Mar 2013
- Middle Tennessee
The problem with using a country like Brazil as a study is that the concept of restrictive gun laws being at all effective assumes a competent and non-corrupt police force, conditions that Brazil doesn't possess.
The article I read stated the police are the final arbiters of whether or not you "need" a gun. Even if you meet the other requirements they get the final veto. It seems they reject more than 90%. The new pres intends to do away with that last obstacle as well as lowing the age able to purchase from 25 to 21.