Member of Jordanian Parliament Opens Fire With Kalashnikov at Rival During Parliament Session

September 10 2013
by GSL Staff
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According to international reports, a member of Jordan’s Parliament opened fire, during a lawmaking session, on a rival MP using a “Kalashnikov rifle.”

The exact model of the gun isn’t mentioned in the report, but it could be safe to assume it’s most likely the famed AK-47.

No injuries were caused during the incident.

According to France24.com,

“The prosecutor general of Amman on Tuesday ordered the detention for 15 days of Talal al-Sharif after he opened fire on MP Qusay al-Damissi in the Chamber of Deputies building,” said the judicial source.

“He faces charges including attempted murder, possession of unlicensed firearms and resisting the security forces,” she added.

Strangely, this isn’t the first time a Jordanian MP has pulled a gun in public on a political adversary.

Checkout the following Youtube video in which a lawmaker pulls a gun on a political activist during a live TV interview.

According to GunPolicy.com, Jordan requires registration of all firearms and has a gun ownership rate of 11.5 firearms per 100 people.

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