U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Brazil’s Supreme Court docket on Wednesday banned registered gun-owners from carrying firearms within the federal district till after the inauguration of President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in response to latest episodes of political violence,” Reuters reported Wednesday. “Justice Alexandre de Moraes quickly suspended licenses that let hunters, marksmen and collectors to hold weapons, firearms and ammunition within the area the place the capital metropolis of Brasilia is situated.”
“Quickly”? It supposedly “will probably be in place from Wednesday night to Jan. 2, the day after Lula’s inauguration.”
With the justification of legal political violence getting used to direct the ban towards Brazil’s “law-abiding” gun homeowners, don’t be shocked if additional developments lead to an indefinite extension and for the variety of “delicate places” to be expanded. And notice a key admission is being left purposely unspoken: that the one factor about prior restraints and permissions that basically work is telling the federal government who has what.
As a result of the folks that is directed at have submitted to all the required licensing hurdles, together with establishing a “real cause” like “searching, goal taking pictures, safety,” that they’re of “minimal age” (25), have undergone a background test and “firearm security coaching,” reapplied/requalified each three years, and registered their weapons.
The folks this received’t have an effect on are the non-“law-abiding.” “Unregistered and unlawfully held weapons can’t be counted, however in Brazil there are estimated to be 2022: 1,500,000.”
As for the election, in some ways, it mimics what occurred in the USA’ final election. Two strongly ideologically opposed factions, extraordinarily shut outcomes, and legitimate questions of legitimacy proper right down to challenging the reliability of electronic voting machines:
“Social gathering chief Valdemar Costa and an auditor employed by the celebration advised reporters in Brasilia that their analysis discovered all machines relationship from earlier than 2020 — almost 280,000 of them, or about 59 p.c of the full used within the Oct. 30 runoff — lacked particular person identification numbers in inner logs.”
Nothing to see right here! Simply as within the U.S., issues are dismissed by “specialists” as “baseless,” and the courts are siding with that view. It hardly appears out of line to notice that the choose who dominated incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro’s allies should pay “US$4M” for difficult voter fraud additionally sits on Brazil’s Supreme Court docket, which issued the disarmament ruling and earlier ruled against Bolsonaro’s attempted relaxation of gun laws.
And whereas the Reuters report limits incidents of political violence to Bolsonaro supporters (whereas describing him as “far proper” for impact), what we see is the “mainstream media” (what I name the DSM or Duranty/Streicher Media) is taking a web page from the identical playbook that it used to tie all People who query the legitimacy of Joe Biden’s election in with the low-hanging fruit handful that allowed themselves to be suckered into the Capitol.
They cite one incident:
“On Saturday, a person was arrested for making an attempt to set off a bomb in protest of the election outcomes and mentioned Bolsonaro’s name to arms impressed him to construct up an arsenal.”
The underside line is we don’t know who the provocateurs could also be, and only a few within the media appear inclined to research, significantly since one other significant factor is well-known to all of the “journalists” overlaying developments:
“Brazil’s Communist Social gathering chief Luciana Santos referred to as on the left to ‘occupy the streets’ to ensure a Lula victory within the second spherical of presidential elections…”
Word Reuters didn’t name Lula “far left”…?
That’s what he’s, and a bribe-taking legal as well, turned unfastened by the identical Supreme Court docket against Bolsonaro not as a result of Lula was harmless however on a “legal technicality.”
And no shock as a result of we all know Lula’s demand for wider citizen disarmament is a keystone difficulty within the communist platform (a lot for egalitarian power-sharing!); the report notes the request for the disarmament zone got here from the Lula camp. And, once more, no shock, we see the compulsory “Solely Ones” exemption:
“The prohibition doesn’t have an effect on members of safety forces and staff of personal safety corporations.”
In order Brazilians put together to repeat the previous with a “monopoly of violence,” don’t be shocked to see a return to “the good old days”:
“Brazil’s police ‘execute 1000’s’” the BBC headline declares. “You couldn’t actually examine complaints since you knew there was this curtain of silence that was all the time current,” former police ombudsman Professor Julita Lemgruber claimed, including, “that she had personally handled circumstances through which abstract executions had occurred.” “A whole lot of these killings are quasi-executions, with photographs to the top and the guts,” a consultant of the human rights group International Justice advised The Houston Chronicle, which reported “police in Rio and its suburbs … have taken the lives of greater than 4,000 folks previously 5 years … Within the worst bloodbath in Rio’s historical past, cops gunned down 29 males, ladies and youngsters on the evening of March 31.”
Within the meantime, returning to the leftist playbook, search for Brazilians who query the election and defy tyrannical disarmament to be attacked and marginalized as extremists, criminals, racists, and “deplorables,” similar to right here. And similar to right here, they’re selecting a combat to the end with people who find themselves pleased with their heritage, vested in freedom, and never more likely to grovelingly give up their birthrights to their ethical inferiors.
“Gun shops and taking pictures tournaments are popping up throughout Brazil,” NPR reported in August. “They embrace the large Schützenfest, held in southern Brazil the place many individuals are of German descent, and is a mixture of beer-drenched Oktoberfest and taking pictures weapons. A mean of 1 new taking pictures vary per day has opened throughout Bolsonaro’s almost 4 years in workplace, Brazil’s UOL web site reported.”
Combine that with the next:
“‘Each metropolis’ in Brazil crammed with protesters claiming election fraud Presumably largest demonstration in historical past ‘and the worldwide media is crickets’.”
This isn’t over. And we within the Land of the Second Modification might study a factor or two earlier than it’s.
In an editorial comment-laced “information” story rife with loaded phrases and leftist-sympathizing sentiment, The Washington Submit tells us Jair Bolsonaro has flown to Florida. Don’t be shocked if that’s not sufficient for the Lula regime.
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of a number of journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun proprietor rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a repeatedly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.
Totally Unsurprisingly, Brazil Begins Gun Bans Ahead of Lula Inauguration is written by David Codrea for www.ammoland.com