Possession of a firearm will also apply to the States of SP and SC, Onyx Lorenzoni says

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Regions with less than 10 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants will no longer be disregarded. Minister of the Civil House said that the ownership of firearms will be valid for all states.

Chief Minister of the Civil House, Onyx Lorenzoni, said, on Friday (11), that the flexibility on the ownership of firearms will be valid for all states, including São Paulo and Santa Catarina. The doubt persisted given the rule of disregarding regions with homicide rates below 10 per 100,000 inhabitants - the case of both States.

President Bolsonaro will sign the decree until next Tuesday.

Onyx clarified the bill over an exclusive interview with Rádio Bandeirantes.

As for the carrying authorization, which allows for the circulation with a firearm away from home or work, there will be no immediate definition. According to Lorenzoni, the current law is favouring criminality by preventing citizens' right to defense, if they are willing to do so.

The minister said he believes that, with the new measurement, criminals will think twice before taking action. In addition to indicating the ownership rules, the decree will also create conditions for the regularization of weapons with people still unregistered.

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