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January 20, 2019

EDITORS:

The following story will move Monday as this week’s Tuesday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:

BRAZIL-INCREASING GUNS_ Fearing for his safety amid rising crime in Latin America’s largest nation, three years ago Paulo Alberto joined a gun club and learned to shoot. But he chafes at the restrictions _ he is only allowed to carry his gun when going to the club _ that he says limit his ability to protect himself. President Jair Bolsonaro, a former army captain who waves to supporters with his hands in the shape of pistols, is gearing up to make it much easier to buy, possess and sell firearms. While the expected changes energize supporters like Alberto and have pushed the stocks of gun companies up, civil rights groups and security experts warn that more guns in circulation will increase violence in a nation that is already the annual world leader in total homicides. By Peter Prengaman. 800 words, photos, video by 9 a.m.

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