Celebratory gunfire, while technically illegal, is common throughout Lebanon.
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Change and Reform bloc MP Ghassan Moukhaiber Thursday proposed a law aimed at reducing injuries and deaths that result from celebratory gunfire.The draft law, inked by 10 lawmakers from various blocs, would penalize all those who discharge their firearms into the air, whether their guns are licensed or not.The authors of the draft law allege that the current weapons act is toothless.In addition to Moukhaiber, the draft law was signed by lawmakers Hagop Pakradounian, Hani Qobeisi, Nawwar Saheli, Ahmad Fatfat, Marwan Hamade, Ibrahim Kanaan, George Adwan, Ali Bazzi and Robert Ghanem.The draft law would sentence offenders to a prison term of six months to three years, and a financial penalty of eight to 10 times the country's minimum wage, which currently stands at LL675,000 ($450).
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