Home Activism Since New Year’s Eve will take place tomorrow, the Lebanese Army issued a statement warning against celebratory gunfire. This year, there were several incidents of people losing their lives due to celebratory shootings. These are the laws concerting celebratory gunfire: A person who fired into the air: A prison sentence from 3 months to 6 years. A fine that costs 8 to 10 times more than the minimum wage in Lebanon. The confiscation of the weapon. A person who caused any damage to another person except for death: Temporary hard labor and a prison sentence of 10 years maximum. A fine that costs 15 to 20 times more than the minimum wage in Lebanon. A person who shot and killed someone: A prison sentence of 10 years minimum in addition to temporary hard labor that will not exceed 15 years. A fine that costs 20 to 25 times more than the minimum wage in Lebanon. Celebratory gunfire is a Lebanese tradition that we should leave behind. Let’s start 2018 off right!