A law has been approved by the Georgia House that raises public awareness about celebratory gunfire.

The resolution’s sponsor Representative Michele Henson says the public needs to know about the dangers of celebratory gunfire. With the new measure law enforcement would be required to inform the public about firing a weapon into the air. The law also addresses the need for stricter consequences for people who participate in celebratory gunfire. The proposal was created after the death of Marquel Peters.  His mother is grateful that the measure has been passed by the House.

The four-year old was sitting in a church service New Years Eve, when a bullet from a gun used for celebration came through the church roof and killed him.


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