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Jordan MP goes for gun in parliament

 

A Jordanian MP, angered by a fellow deputy accusing the premier of corruption, has tried to draw a pistol during a session of parliament, but was circled by colleagues who talked him down.
Khalil Atiyeh, a deputy speaker, said MP Shadi al-Adwan was annoyed when fellow MP Zeid Shawakbeh accused Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur of corruption.
Videotapes of the incident showed Mr Adwan reaching for his belt to pull out a pistol and then being surrounded.
Mr Atiyeh said he suspended the session until Thursday, when the question of carrying arms inside parliament would also be on the agenda.
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Last July, an MP got into an argument on a television talk show. He first took off his shoe and threw it at his adversary, then pulled a revolver from his belt and pointed it at him.
He eventually put the gun away.

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