Thailand faces unconfortable truths over gun culture | DW News

Thailand’s issues around guns was in evidence nearly two months back when an ex-policeman killed 24 children at a childcare centre in a gun and knife attack. That attack in north-east Thailand shook the country into facing uncomfortable truths about its gun culture.

Thailand has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in south-east Asia, and after the Philippines has the second highest number of gun deaths.

The government has promised to enforce gun control laws more strictly including requiring a psychiatric evaluation before a licence is issued. But these measures come too late for some.

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