Prepare to repeat the past.
U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Bolsonaro ramped up Brazil’s gun culture. Can Lula reign it in?” Al Jazeera asks in its introduction to “The Take” podcast about policy changes the new government will be trying to implement. “In the past four years, the number of privately owned guns in Brazil has more than doubled to nearly 2 million.”
The reaction of some U.S. gun owners may be to ask “Who cares what a Qatar-based ‘news’ organization criticized for ‘reflexive anti-American bias’ has to say about guns?” But in this case, it’s useful to pay attention, if only to note how closely it parallels the reflexive biases of U.S./Western media.
“After winning the Brazilian election, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will once again become the country’s President in January, more than 10 years after he last held the position,” the introduction elaborates. “But his victory was narrow and current President Jair Bolsonaro still won more than 49 percent of the vote. Lula, as he is known, will now attempt to roll back many of Bolsonaro’s right-wing policies – including the loosening of Brazil’s gun-control measures, which led to the number of guns in private hands doubling since 2018. But how easy will that be?”
By David Codrea