Eleguns’ campaign promised your choice of shooters and guns.
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Celebratory gunfire at events as diverse as weddings and graduations is common in Lebanon, with the peppered discharge of an AK-47 heard regularly in Beirut and beyond.This November, the organization created a fake company – aptly named Eleguns, and took to the stands of Wedding Follies 2017 – Lebanon's biggest wedding exhibition.Though celebratory gunfire is officially illegal in Lebanon, carrying punishments of between six months and three years and upward of 10 years in cases where death is caused, prosecution is rare due to poor legislation and corruption.But it is still prevalent; in the four-month period from July to October this year, there were 90 incidents of injury or death from celebratory gunfire across Lebanon.With almost 50,000 weddings taking place in Lebanon every year, the potential for even higher levels of tragedy is vast.The campaign is by no means the first effort to bring an end to celebratory gunfire in Lebanon, however.
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