Lebanese Army warns against celebratory gunfire on New Year’s Eve

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!

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