First Bolsonaro gives the climate conference the heave-ho, and threatens to withdraw from the Paris Accord, now this. The New York Times is NOT happy. Brazil’s New Leader Wants to Ease Gun Laws. Supporters Are Ready, and Training.
For a population angered by the last few years of political and economic turmoil and worried by escalating violence, Mr. Bolsonaro’s vow to break with Brazil’s restrictive attitude toward weapons and make it easier for “good guys” to own guns was particularly resonant.
It’s almost like he isn’t a Leftist. (He’s not, and the NY Times is SO confused.)
Mr. Bolsonaro’s tough-on-crime stance helped catapult him to the head of a splintered race in a country reeling from a record-level epidemic of violence. Last year there were roughly 175 homicides per day in Brazil, according to the Brazilian Forum on Public Safety. Often simulating gunfire with his fingers at campaign rallies, Mr. Bolsonaro said he would combat the homicide epidemic by easing firearm laws and giving the police more freedom to shoot suspects.
“We have to stop this politically correct thing, saying that disarming everyone will make Brazil a better place — it won’t,” Mr. Bolsonaro said.
And for all of that, the NY Times HAS to call him “far right.” Funny how no one is ever “far Left” in the world view of NYT.