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Note to revelers: Know what's above you before you begin the celebratory gunfire

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Old 10-31-2012, 03:35 PM   #1
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Default Note to revelers: Know what's above you before you begin the celebratory gunfire

Holy crap:

Tragedy struck at a wedding Tuesday night in Saudi Arabia. During a marriage celebration in the eastern part of the country, at least 23 people were killed – mostly women – and some 30 injured when an electric cable was knocked down by celebratory gunfire.

Al Arabiya reports:

The disaster occurred when a high voltage power line fell down and touched the metal door of the house where the wedding was being held, according to sources from the Saudi Civil Defense.
In line with traditions in the Gulf, wedding celebrations in Saudi Arabia are segregated.
Most of the casualties were women, and they died as they attempted to escape through the electrified metal door, the Civil Defense sources told Al Arabiya.
Many of the victims were electrocuted as they attempted to leave the building, the Saudi-based news website Sabq reported.
A photograph of the aftermath of the accident, published on local newspapers’ websites showed a large courtyard strewn with fallen chairs and a pole in the middle supporting cables carrying lightbulbs.
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:03 PM   #2
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And then there's always this kind of tragedy at weddings where guns are shot for celebration.....

This was a Father shot by his own toddler son and he died on the way to the hospital.
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Firearms and stupidity seldom end up turning out well when mixed
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Originally Posted by JonM
Firearms and stupidity seldom end up turning out well when mixed
Know your target and what's beyond it... Tragic,
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience , kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Galatians 5:22-23

Pray for the hundreds of thousands of innocent people being killed by Islam across the world.
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