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The Minister of Internal Affairs of Thailand has signed an order to suspend the issuance of new licenses for firearm possession.

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Thailand has signed an order to suspend the issuance of new licenses for firearm possession.

According to officials, the one-year ban aims to reduce the number of firearm-related violence incidents. The ban on issuing new licenses does not apply to officials who have permission to carry firearms while performing their official duties.

The order is subject to approval by Prime Minister Setthi Thaweesin and will take effect the day after publication in the Royal Gazette.

The order is a response to numerous shooting incidents across the country recently.

On October 3, a 14-year-old teenager opened fire in Siam Paragon shopping center, resulting in 3 deaths and 5 injuries.

On October 3, a 14-year-old teenager opened fire in Siam Paragon shopping center, resulting in 3 deaths and 5 injuries.

On November 11, a school teacher at Sacred Heart School was killed by a stray bullet during a clash between student gangs in Bangkok.

On November 11, a school teacher at Sacred Heart School was killed by a stray bullet during a clash between student gangs in Bangkok.

On November 13, a 15-year-old teenager was shot during a conflict between teen gangs.

On November 13, a 15-year-old teenager was shot during a conflict between teen gangs.

On November 19, a 26-year-old man opened fire at a truck driver in Samut Sakhon province following a road conflict.

On November 19, a 26-year-old man opened fire at a truck driver in Samut Sakhon province following a road conflict.

On November 20, three unidentified teenagers on a motorcycle shot and killed a 15-year-old boy in Bangkok.

On November 20, three unidentified teenagers on a motorcycle shot and killed a 15-year-old boy in Bangkok.

On November 21, a man in Songkhla province shot his wife after she requested a divorce. The man also shot his two children, one of whom died on the spot.

On November 21, a man in Songkhla province shot his wife after she requested a divorce. The man also shot his two children, one of whom died on the spot.

On November 22, a senior police sergeant in Nakhon Pathom province shot his father and held his family hostage. The man was arrested.

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