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Regretful over-exuberance
Gun celebration lands fan in trouble
A fan who celebrated the promotion of Las Palmas to the 1st Division last month by taking a shotgun and firing into the air is set to face prosecution after being tracked down by the authorities.


A shotgun is not a toy
A shotgun is not a toy
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27.07.2015 - The joyful merriment of the Galdar man was filmed on video and went viral on local social media but police took a dim view of the discharge of the gun and examined the footage in great detail to locate the scene and the perpetrator.  A police spokesman said that the decision to fire the gun, which is normally used for hunting, into the air three times was “highly irresponsible” and could have had serious consequences.  The fan faces a fine of up to €6000 and the loss of his firearms licence for two years.  “Bullets or pellets fired into the air can reach speeds of 1km per second on their ascent.  They then turn and fall back down again at high speed.  Someone could have been hurt” said the spokesman.



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