So with the earthquakes in Chile we have decided to move to Brazil, which was already in our plans but the latest seismic events fast tracked the proccess…. I am looking for a job there, and with a bit of luck we can move back to the home town of my wife, Natal (North-East Brazil), otherwise it’ll be Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo. So I trawled the internet for information about gun laws in Brazil, and they are pretty strict about it. It basically comes down to .38SPL/.380/ .22LR. There are special rules for sport shooters who can shot .40/.357/.44/.38Super/.45ACP, but no 9mm which is used exclusively by the armed forces. Also taking my guns with me from Chile to Brazil seems to be somewhat of a hassle…. Export permit, import permit, yada-yada-yada…and I would NOT be able to take my GLOCK nor one of my SIG`s with me, because they are illegal for personal use (as they are both 9mm). Concealed carry seems like totally out of the question, so gun wise it looks like a bad deal, as it seems I would have to sell everything, and settle for a crappy Taurus .38SPL. Funny enough, the bad guys got just about everything they need, including suface to air missiles (I do not know if you remember some 3-4 months ago some druglord in one of the favelas (shanty towns) of Rio de Janeiro,shot down a helicopter, with one ….,on the other hand I get this http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/92/Morro_do_Careca_Natal_Brasil.jpg (We own a small property just behind, and to the right of the sand slope) and THIS : http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ThOsznUH0vA/SDxavZSx8oI/AAAAAAAAEII/CwEEfXpelwg/s400/bunda%2Bbrasil.jpg (Noooooo,... it ain’t my wifes) But my questions is: Is there is anybody on this forum who knows about gun laws in Brazil ?