Thai Senator negligently discharges machine gun in a restaurant

    There seem to be a growing number of people killed by “negligent” handling of a gun in a public place where a gun should never have been handled, let alone be discharged. CNN reports on a Thai Senator who killed his secretary during dinner at a restaurant when he “negligently” fired his 9mm Uzi submachine gun …

    Senator Boonsong Kowawisarat was dining with Chanakarn Detkard and four others on Sunday when he took out an Uzi 9mm sub-machine gun, police said.

    “Senator Boonsong’s gun was accidentally fired off while he was trying to keep his pistol into its case. The shot went straight into his secretary who was having dinner,” Police Lt. Colonel Choosak Pulsawat told CNN.

    The police officer said that Boonsong had been separated from his wife for a while but they were currently living together.

    He added that Boonsong had permission to own such a weapon.

    Police have initially charged Boonsong with causing death by negligence but he cannot be arrested while the Thai parliament is in session — unless the parliament rules otherwise.

    Like the recent death of a woman who was shot at a party, this death seems very suspicious.

    [ Many thanks to WhaleOil for the link. ]

    Steve Johnson

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