‘My Country’s Victory’ starts anti-gun campaign
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CAIRO: Ending the Egyptian tradition of firing live rounds in celebration of parties and weddings is the target of the My Country’s Victory party.

The party’s “Society without weapons” campaign is visiting 10 governorates to urge people to refrain from celebratory gunshots, Al-Bawaba news reported Monday.

The party is holding a number of meetings with residents from several regions to explain the negative effect of using guns, and explaining the risks, the Secretary General of the party Mohamed Abo al-Fadl told Al-Bawaba news.

According to Masrawy, a student shot himself in Sheben al-Koum while firing birdshots in a wedding on April 6.

A 2007 report by Small Arms Survey reported that there are 3.5 guns for every 100 Egyptians.

The campaign consists of a number of volunteers including politicians, intellectuals and public figures. It will include several governorates; Asyut, Sohag, Qena, Aswan, Minya, Giza, Menoufia, Sharqia, Qalyubia, and the Red Sea, the Secretary General of the party Mohamed Abo al-Fadl told Youm7 on Tuesday.

The party has also held a number of campaigns combating corruption and bribes. In April 16, an awareness campaign started in Upper Egypt discussing the effect of corruption.

Additionally reporting by Mohamed al-Deeb

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