A vote was held on Thursday by the National Legislative Assembly regarding amendments to the 1947 Weapons, Firearms, Explosives and Fireworks Act.

The amendments voted on were intended to keep legislators up to date with weapons technology and the changes these bring to society.

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Now silenced weapons and electric darts (which we assume means tazors) will now fall under the control of the new legislation.

Amendments were also voted on concerning fireworks including Bang Fai (locally-made rockets) and Talai (rocket-like fireworks) after reports of injuries, deaths and property damage from people using such fireworks.

One main talking point that the amendments focused on was gun ownership as now only Thais can register a gun with authorities where previously any nationality could do so.

The penalty for a false bomb scare has also been amended with punishments of up to three years in prison and a fine of up to 60,000 baht to come into effect.

The amendments were put to a vote and passed with 201 voting for and one vote for against with five members choosing to abstain.

The changes will come into effect after they have been published in the Royal Gazette.

Source  : The Nation

Content : LovePattayaThailand

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