How to Buy Firearms in Brazil

Five Methods:Your Personal Right to Bear FirearmsDecide on What Type of Firearm You Want to BuyDocuments RequiredTo make the purchase and registration of new weaponCommon questions

Buying a firearm is not as simple in Brazil. But there are some things you should know and consider before going to the end. This article is specifically about buying firearms in Brazil.

Method 1
Your Personal Right to Bear Firearms

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    According to the "Disarmament Statute," the federal law number 10,826 in the year 2003. The main purpose is to disarm the population, buying or owning a gun became much more difficult after this law. Carry a weapon is forbidden, only police have that right, the weapon should be kept inside the house or inside the workplace.
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    Make sure you're the right age. To buy a handgun, rifle or shotgun (excluding assault rifles banned by federal law), you should be 25 years.
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    If you are a convicted felon, stop here. Federal law says it is illegal for criminals to possess firearms.
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    If you are naturalized or have fixed residence in Brazil, you can buy a gun.

Method 2
Decide on What Type of Firearm You Want to Buy

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    Look around, and find the weapon you want to buy. Most gun shops will allow you to tap and hold the guns before buying them.
    • Pistols (pistols) are great for self-defense. On the other hand, they require a lot of practice and skill to become proficient. They are not good for hunting (if you are hunting something bigger than rabbits). The efficacy drops sharply after 20–30 meters (65.6–98.4 ft), but can be used in well-trained hands 100 meters (328.1 ft), which is the only firearm, which still can be very effective in regard distances.
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    • Rifles can fill many different needs. Hunting (became illegal after the year 2003), target shooting (with an extension: up to 1,000 meters). Bolt action rifles can be cheap, but very accurate. Semi-automatic rifles can be good for the target and home defense use. Automatic rifles can not be bought in Brazil without special permits (authorized by the army).
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    • Shotguns are arguably the most versatile weapon.
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Method 3
Documents Required

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    Application SINARM (Brazilian National Arms Control). Must be completed and signed by the buyer in two ways. The Application can be obtained at any store that specializes in sales of weapons or federal police website: http://www.dpf.gov.br
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    Effective Need Statement. The statement should explain the facts and circumstances justifying the need for the acquisition of a firearm, as well as the make and model of the weapon to be acquired.
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    Certificate of Criminal History Negative:
    • - Federal Court, can be obtained on the website
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    • - State, you should head to the forum and ask your town;
    • - Military, can be obtained on the website.
    • - Election can be obtained on the website.
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    Copies of the CPF and RG authenticated.
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    Document showing lawful occupation.
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    Copy of proof of residency. Water bill, telephone or recent light.
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    Two 3x4 photos.
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    Examinations and Declaration.
    • - Take the Exam with Psychological Psychologist accredited by the Federal Police for a fee.
    • - Take the Exam Technical Capacity instructor accredited by the Federal Police on payment of the fee.
    • - Statement not be responding to the police investigation or criminal prosecution.

Method 4
To make the purchase and registration of new weapon

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    What you'll need
    • - Pay at the bank fee of $ 60.00;
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    • - Submit all documents required above the Federal Police along with the fee paid;
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    • - Get the authorization to purchase the Federal Police;
    • - Display the authorization to buy at the store which will affect the purchase;

Method 5
Common questions

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    What is the difference between registration and Gun License?
    • - The Gun Registration allows the owner to keep guns in their home or place of work, provided that the holder or legal guardian of the establishment or undertaking.
    • - The Gun License allows the owner to drive the gun municiada.
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    The registration is mandatory? What is the validity?
    • - The Weapon Registration is mandatory and its validity is three years
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    Where can I make my registration?
    • - In the precincts of the Federal Police. Information on the site [www.dpf.gov.br]
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    What is the minimum age to purchase a gun?
    • - To purchase a firearm, you must have at least 25 years.
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    How many weapons can be acquired?
    • - You can have up to six weapons: two short caliber allowed, two long and two smooth-bore long rifled.
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    How to prevent accidents with children?
    • - Let your gun and ammunition always out of reach of children. Educate your children to, if they find a gun, do not touch it and call an adult immediately.
    • - The acquisition of a dependent of registration granted by the competent authority. Its use requires training and emotional balance. Keep your gun in a safe place out of reach of children.

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