Awful news out of Yemen. On Friday, three people were killed at a wedding party when a guest dancing to "Gangnam Style" while holding an AK-47 accidentally fired into the crowd.
Wedding guests were singing and dancing along to Psy's hit song, when the incident occurred. A video of the shooting went viral (WARNING: that video is extremely graphic.). According to the New York Post:
One man is shown sprawled on the floor, his arms extended at his side and blood covering the ground. It ends in a chaotic scene with at least two other people laying wounded or dying on the floor and several guests running from the dance area.
Yemen has been plagued for decades by a tradition of firing weapons in the air during wedding celebrations. Grooms often pose for photos on their wedding day with ornamental rifles. But in recent years, the Sana'a government has tried to crack down because guests were using heavier artillery, including assault rifles, rocket or grenades launchers and anti-aircraft mortars.
A terrible tragedy that could have been avoided. Whether you believe in gun rights or banning guns altogether, at the very least everyone can agree that they should only ever be used with the utmost care, caution and safety.
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