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Parker, Sarah. 2011 ‘Balancing Act: Regulation of Civilian Firearm Possession.’ Small Arms Survey 2011: States of Security; Annex 9.1, pp. 38-47. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 6 July

Relevant contents

Annex 9.1: Overview of Owner Licensing Criteria and Genuine Reasons for Owning a Firearm

Brazil

Age: 25 (adult), 18+ (minor) - Article 131 of the Statute on Disarmament states that a failure to observe the necessary precautions to prevent a person under 18 or a mentally disabled person from accessing a firearm is an offence, indicating persons aged 18 to 25 can access firearms under certain conditions.

Mental Health: YES (psychological aptitude)

Drug Dependency: legislation makes no relevant or specific reference

Criminal Record: YES

Public Security or Safety: YES

Competency: YES

Reason Required? YES

Hunting: YES

Target/Sport Shooting: YES

Profession: YES

Performance: legislation makes no relevant or specific reference

Collection: legislation makes no relevant or specific reference

Personal Protection: legislation makes no relevant or specific reference

ID: Q11617

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