Moro: Bolsonaro wants to arm people against social isolation

. Jun 01, 2020
sergio moro bolsonaro Sergio Moro. Photo: Lula Marques/AGPT

Former Justice Minister Sergio Moro said President Jair Bolsonaro wants to arm the Brazilian population as a means to starting a revolution against social isolation. His words came in response to the president’s claims that Mr. Moro did not support the government’s pro-gun ideology. 

According to Mr. Moro, the president always criticized his pro-social isolation, stance, along with former Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta. He said the loosening of gun laws should be debated, but not in the “irresponsible” manner supported by Mr. Bolsonaro, who wants to “promote an armed rebellion against the public health policies implemented by governors and mayors.”

The Brazilian Report explained the Bolsonaro family’s obsession with relaxing gun ownership and carry regulations, and the motivation has a lot to do with the companies that manufacture firearms in Brazil.

Support this coverage →Support this coverage →
Brenno Grillo

Brenno has worked as a journalist since 2012, specializing in coverage related to law and the justice system. He has worked for O Estado de S. Paulo, Portal Brasil, ConJur, and has experience in political campaigns.

Our content is protected by copyright. Want to republish The Brazilian Report? Email us at