The Associated Press reports:
Katia Sastre was walking her 7-year-old to class in Suzano, a violent city near Sao Paulo, when she saw a young man draw a pistol on other parents standing by the school’s front door. Within seconds, she pulled the .38 special she carried in her purse.
The off-duty police officer’s three shots killed the mugger on that morning in May 2018 and kicked off her transformation into a beacon for champions of looser gun control.
Now a lawmaker herself, she is backing Bolsonaro’s push to deliver a gun to every Brazilian who wants one, and dismisses public security experts’ concerns about the president’s four recently issued gun decrees. They will take effect next month — unless Congress or courts intervene.
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“Arming populations is always done at the service of coups, massacres, genocides and dictatorships.” Brazil’s Bolsonaro moves to arm base, alarming gun experts. Essential read from @MSavarese for AP. https://t.co/NOsmfOh9WE
— Dom Phillips (@domphillips) March 15, 2021