RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian importation of revolvers and pistols broke a record last year (2020), according to Ministry of Economy data. In total 105,900 weapons were purchased in 2020, compared to 54,000 the year before, a 94% hike.
The amount spent on trade totaled US$2.3 million, while the year before it was US$21.3 million. The figure comprises purchases by both governments and private citizens.
Austria was Brazil's main gun supplier, selling 85,800 items. The United States came second with 14,100 pistols and revolvers. With a lower volume of products . . .