This one from John Tate.

Polícia Militar are a type of preventive state police in every state of Brazil. The Military Police units, which have their own formations, rules and uniforms depending on the state, are responsible for maintaining public order across the country including the Federal District and its capital, Brasília. Deployed solely to act as a deterrent against the commission of crime, units do not conduct criminal investigations. Detective work, forensics and prosecutions are undertaken by a state’s Civil Police.

In Brazil, all firearms are required to be registered with the minimum age for gun ownership being 25. It is illegal to carry a gun outside a residence, and a special permit is granted to certain groups, such as law enforcement officers. To legally own a gun, an owner must hold a gun license, which costs BRL R$1000, and the owner must pay a fee every three years to register the gun, currently at BRL R$85.

– Wikipedia

Here’s a video segment of Polícia Militar, one of those special-permit groups, on the range. You’ll need to be signed in to a Facebook account to see this.

https://www.facebook.com/932312266810490/videos/1047727638602285/

Good thing this officer never attended competition shooting events. Wouldn’t want to develop any bad habits or training scars!

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