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Brazilian Senate Passes Bill Overturning Bolsonaro’s Weapons Decree

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian Senate overthrew, on Tuesday, June 18th, the decree issued by president Jair Bolsonaro that relaxes the rules on possession and carrying of weapons.

By 47 votes in favor and 28 against, senators decided to approve a bill that suspends the controversial decree, which had implemented one of Bolsonaro's presidential campaign pledges. The bill will now be sent to the Chamber of Deputies.

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