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Since Parliament passed strict new sentencing laws on celebratory gunfire at last Wednesday's legislative session, one person has been killed and another injured by stray bullets.Sunday's incident came just days after 38-year-old Hussein Mohammad Malak died Friday when he was struck by a stray bullet.Deaths caused by celebratory gunfire and stray bullets are not uncommon in Lebanon, and the issue has been a contentious one in the country for many years.The mounting number of injuries forced Parliament to take action at last week's legislative session, when MPs passed a law to increase penalties for those found to have been shooting a weapon, either randomly or in celebration.
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