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Italian Prime Minister Suspends Lawmaker for taking Gun To New Year Eve Party

Boom RadioNG | January 4, 2024
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni today announced the suspension of a member of parliament, Emanuele Pozzolo, who took a gun to a New Year’s Eve party which led to someone getting shot with it.

The lawmaker from the far-right Brothers of Italy party, has admitted owning the mini revolver but claims he did not fire it. A guest was shot in the thigh, although not seriously injured but the incident has raised criticism from opposition politicians and made news across the world.

At her traditional end-of-year press conference, she said she did not know all the facts, but said that “someone was not being responsible and the person who was not responsible was… the owner of the gun”.


Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni

The prime minister added that she had asked the case be referred to a party commission and “pending a decision, he (Pozzolo) be suspended from Brothers of Italy”.

Such a situation was not acceptable for any Italian, “let alone for a parliamentarian, let alone for a Brothers of Italy lawmaker”, she said.

Prosecutors have launched an investigation into the incident, looking into possible offences including involuntary or negligent injury and failure to safeguard a weapon.

The victim is reported to be the son-in-law of a bodyguard of junior justice minister Andrea Delmastro, who also attended the party in Rosazza, near Turin.



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