Amendment of the legal framework for arms and ammunition should be discussed in Parliament in October – Minister

Praia, Jul 21 (Inforpress) – The Minister of Internal Affairs, Paulo Rocha, said today he believes that the bill to change the legal framework of weapons and ammunition should be discussed in Parliament next October.

Paulo Rocha made these statements to the press on the sidelines of the destruction event of 1.000 weapons seized from January 2021 to this part in the South Santiago Region, with 600 differentiated similar arms and 400 handmade firearms called “boca bedju”).

“With the proposal to change the legal framework of weapons and ammunition, specific changes will be made to penalize, in a heavier way, this problem of firearms, but also of small arms, since there is also a lot of unjustified use,” he said.

Paulo Rocha also said that the new bill, which has already been approved in the Council of Ministers, will take into account multiple interpretations have to do with clarifying whether or not many weapons have defined use.

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