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Brazil. 2003 ‘Careless Handling or Storage of a Firearm (Manuseio Descuidado ou Armazenamento de Arma de Fogo).’ Act No. 10.826, of December 22, 2003, on the Registration, Possession, and Commerce of Firearms and Ammunition, on the National System of Weapons (SINARM), and Defining Crimes and other Provisions; Chapter 4 (Article 13). Brasilia: National Congress of Brazil. 22 December

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Lei N° 10.826, de 22 de dezembro de 2003, dispõe sobre registro, posse e comercialização de armas de fogo e munição, sobre o Sistema Nacional de Armas – Sinarm, define crimes e dá outras providências

Manuseio Descuidado ou Armazenamento de Arma de Fogo

Artigo 13. Deixar de observar as cautelas necessárias para impedir que menor de 18 (dezoito) anos ou pessoa portadora de deficiência mental se apodere de arma de fogo que esteja sob sua posse ou que seja de sua propriedade:

Pena – detenção, de 1 (um) a 2 (dois) anos, e multa.

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Act No. 10.826, of December 22, 2003, on the Registration, Possession, and Commerce of Firearms and Ammunition, on the National System of Weapons (SINARM), and Defining Crimes and other Provisions

Careless Handling or Storage of a Firearm

Article 13. Failure to observe the attention necessary to prevent an individual under the age of eighteen (18) years old, or a mentally incapacitated individual, to get hold of a firearm in his or her possession or pertaining to him or her:

Penalty - imprisonment, from one (1) to two (2) years, plus a fine.

[Editor's note: Unofficial translation by Carolina Iootty, provided by Viva Rio in 2003 - http://www.gunpolicy.org/documents/1906-iootty-viva-rio-brazil-gun-law-translation-pdf]

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