Anyone who reads TTAG for any amount of time knows we advocate carrying a weapon wherever and whenever possible. Armed self defense is an inalienable right and if you have the means and the inclination (and it’s legal), go right ahead…pack the particular piece that pleases you. Whether it’s the mini-est mouse gun or a gold-plated Deagle, we’re good with that. Which is why you won’t catch us throwing Boonsong Kowawisarat under the bus for taking his family out to dinner along with his favorite Uzi . . .
Boonsong’s a Thai senator and as dailymail.co.uk avers, he owns the full-auto Israeli fungun legally. That being the case, why would we slag him for slipping one under his coat before strapping on the feedbag with his nearest and dearest at a local eatery? Not us. No, the only thing we have a problem with is the fact that his ex-wife (with whom he still lived) never got to sample anything from the dessert cart.
Boonsong Kowawisarat fatally injured Chanakarn Detkard, 46, when he mistakenly fired the 9mm Uzi as he tried to put it away after placing it on the table.
Chanakarn, who worked as the senator’s secretary, suffered a bullet wound to the stomach and died on the way to hospital, according to local police.
Chalk it up to bad child rearing. Momma Kowawisarat never taught little Boonsong that the dinner table’s no place to leave his guns lying around.
The senator’s PR staff is gonna be burning the midnight oil spinning the hell out of this one, what with the negligent homicide charge and all. So while we certainly don’t want to pile on, we’d be shirking our sworn duty if we didn’t usher Kowawisarat into the band of brothers (and a few sisters, too) who comprise the IGOTD fraternity. And we hope he’ll pardon us if we sit somewhere other than across the table from him during the banquet following his initiation ceremony.