Meimarakis tells party representatives no MPs should carry guns in Parliament

Parliamentary speaker Evangelos Meimarakis has spoken to the representatives of all parties to remind them that no MPs should carry guns in the House, it emerged on Monday.

Meimarakis acted after receiving a letter of complaint from New Democracy MP Fotini Pipili, who said that some lawmakers are armed when they enter Parliament.

There have been reports in the past of Golden Dawn MPs being stopped for carrying guns into the House and an Eleftherotypia report on Monday suggested that there had been recent cases of the far-right party’s lawmakers being seen with firearms in the House.

Sources close to Meimarakis said he told the party’s parliamentary spokesmen that no MP should carry a firearm in Parliament.