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Soares, Eduardo. 2013 ‘Bill Amending Disarmament Statute Vetoed.’ Firearms-Control Legislation Policy - Brazil; Section VIII, pp. 50-51. Washington DC: Law Library of Congress (USA). 1 February
Bill Amending Disarmament Statute Vetoed
On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill(77) that would have amended article 6(§1)1 of the Disarmament Statute, which currently authorises only certain categories of professionals, as listed in the article, to carry firearms when off duty. The bill would have extended such authorisation to prison agents, prison guards, prison escort guards, and port guards.
According to the President's veto message, "expanding the authorisation to carry firearms when off duty to the professionals listed in section VII of article 6 of Law No. 10,826 implies a larger number of firearms in circulation, which goes against the national policy to combat violence and against the Disarmament Statute."(78)
77) Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, http://www.planalto.gov.br/CCIVIL_03/_Ato2011-2014/2013/Msg/Vet/VET-002.htm.