Brazil eyes 'Wild West' gun ownership law

State employees and public figures as well as private citizens in the public eye would be authorized to carry arms under proposed new laws in BrazilBrazil, which has one of the highest murder tolls on the planet, could soon end most restrictions on gun ownership, risking what one critic called a “Wild West” scenario. A draft law stripping away current limits has already been approved in committee and is due to go to the lower house of Congress in November.

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