In the U.S., there's a time on the political calendar pundits like to call "the silly season;" it's when the debate can get out of hand, and the weapons can come out, figuratively of course.Â In some countries things get way out of hand, real weapons come out, and the only thing you can call is security.
Recently, a lawmaker in Jordan took such offense at accusations thrown at him by a rival, he threw his shoe, then pulled a gun, during a televised debate.Â That's not the first time politicians have let the discourse turn from verbal blows, to physical ones.
A current member of Jordan's parliament pulled a gun on a former member during a live televised discussion. The MP was upset by accusations of corruption.
Ukrainian lawmakers threw punches during a debate over making Russian the official second language. One ended up in the hospital.