Pictures via Amr
Celebratory gunfire is dangerous as the falling bullets off walls, break through glass windows and occasionally cause injuries or tragic deaths. This is a known fact and we’ve had quite a few awareness campaigns against it but nothing has changed and the proof is what happened today. When I tweeted today that Nasrallah (or any political leader) should ask his followers to stop shooting guns in the air, I was told he has already warned against firing in the air but in vain.
If that’s really the case and our leaders are against these practices, then I recommend doing the following:
– Prohibit all party followers to fire their guns in the air as a general rule.
– Identify those who violate this rule and confiscate their guns.
– If they are not members or supporters of a certain party, coordinate with the ISF and Army to confiscate their weapons and arrest them if needed. This was already implemented on few occasions in sensitive areas in Beirut and it worked out fine.
Minister Rifi asked the state prosecutor to prosecute those who fired celebratory gunshots and RPGs (yes RPGs!) during Nasrallah’s speech tonight, but we need a more pragmatic approach and I believe Interior Minister Machnouk is more than able to do something to stop these reckless people once and for all.
reckless people what can you do, they should lock them all up including the rednecks of tripoli and tariq jdidi. The speech was epic though, and regarding 3ammo Rifi meh … useless
Wait. Why do you suggest confiscating weapons for party members and arresting non-party members? This is discrimination against the otherwise unaffiliated! 😛
a friend of mine got hit by a bullet last year also when Nasrallah was giving a speech and they started the gunfire. He works in verdun and was getting into his car when the bullet struck him in the back. Luckily he survived he was a newly wed and his wife was pregnant. Of course nothing happened the isf came to the hospital took a statement and left and that was that as if nothing ever happened.
I heard three loud bangs I though the israelis were retaliating so i started calling people and turned on the news. Let be honest with ourselves, its a tactic to get everyone to watch the news and speech. Push notifications should be good enough no?