The Brazilian murder rate fell by 25 percent in the first two months of President Jair Bolsonaro’s presidency.
The Rio Times reports:
The murder rates in Brazil for January and February this year were 25 percent lower compared to the same period last year, according to G1’s national homicide index. The index is based on official data from the 26 states and the Federal District.
Bolsonaro’s election in 2018 brought gun rights at the forefront of Brazilian politics given the country’s rampant crime problem.
The newly-elected President of Brazil made it a point to reform Brazil’s draconian gun laws by giving law-abiding Brazilians the ability to defend themselves.
On January 15, 2019, Bolsonaro issued a decree allowing law-abiding citizens to keep guns at home, while also relaxing gun license standards.
This first decree was followed up by another decree on May 7, 2019 which allows Brazilians to acquire firearms and ammo coming from abroad with less bureaucratic hurdles.
Despite hand-wringing from the media about Brazil’s first pro-gun measure potentially causing increases in crime, all hell has not broken loose so far.
This trend should stay the same once Brazil’s second pro-gun decree is studied thoroughly after a few months.
Brazil still has a long road ahead in terms of getting its gun laws on par with the United States, which is still the country with the most gun-friendly environment on the planet.
Nevertheless, Brazil joins Italy in being the select few countries who have embraced pro-gun reforms in 2019.
White Pill: Montana House Moves Constitutional Carry Bill Forward
Constitutional Carry is one ray of hope for the Right.
On January 20, 2021, the Montana House of Representatives passed Constitutional Carry legislation, HB102.
Weingarten provided some context to the significance of this bill’s progress:
The bill is the accumulation of a decade and a half of struggle against Democrat Governors, who have repeatedly vetoed reform legislation passed with large majorities in the legislature. Numerous sections in the bill show the Montana legislature has learned the lesson from other states as they restore the right to keep and bear arms.
Montana’s Senate is made up of 31 Republicans and 19 Democrats and Governor Greg Gianforte is a Republican, so the passage of this bill augurs well. If passed, HB102 would make Montana the 17th Constitutional Carry state.
Montana is already a very gun-friendly state, and represents a low-hanging fruit for Second Amendment activists to tap into.
Constitutional Carry has been one of the most successful movements on the Right over the past twenty years. It’s easy to complain about the corrupt status quo, but there are still plenty of ways right-wingers can score victories. Constitutional Carry is one of them.
It would behoove the Right to analyze existing trends and build off movements that are already producing results. There’s no need to embark on quixotic campaigns that end up being total fools’ errands. Find what’s already working and run with it.
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