- The Morena representative, Carlos Alberto Manzo Rodríguez, presented an initiative to reform the Federal Penal Code and impose a penalty of 1 to 4 years in prison for those who shoot firearms into the air.
The member of Morena asked those who shoot into the air at Christmas and New Years’ to better “shoot themselves in the butt.”
“If you plan to fire gunshots to the air this Christmas, eat your Christmas dinner instead, hug your loved ones, and if you don’t like any of those things, better shoot yourself in the butt,” said the legislator.
They would seize firearms
If the reform and addition to article 162 of the Penal Code is approved, it would also imply the confiscation of firearms.
The Morena congressman justified his words by explaining that the damage generated by shooting into the air is greater, wounding innocent children, men, women, and animals; as it hs happened many times in this country.
The Justice Commission will be in charge of analyzing, discussing and ruling on Manzo Rodríguez’s proposal.