Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Dreyfus, Pablo, and Marcelo de Sousa Nascimento. 2010 ‘Distribution and Holders.’ Small Arms in Brazil: Production, Trade, and Holdings; Special Report No. 11 (Chapter 2), p. 97. Geneva: Viva Rio, ISER, and the Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 September
Distribution and Holders
Until 2003 all privately held small arms had to be registered with the civilian police of each state, which had to pass this information to SINARM (coordinated by the federal police).
An exception was made for gun collectors, sports shooters, and hunters (CAC); members of the armed forces; military state police corps; military fire department corps; federal intelligence members; and the protection agencies of federal authorities.
Since December 2003, all other individuals and private companies have had to register their weapons directly with SINARM.
[SINARM = Sistema Nacional de Armas / National Firearms System;
CAC = Colecionadores, atiradores, caçadores / collectors, sports shooters, and hunters]