… only outlaws will have celebrations

I’m guessing this idea is DOA, given the gun nuts’ sway over the legislature, which some years back made it impossible for city and county governments to pass tougher gun laws than the gun-happy legislature was willing to pass.


So it is that the maximum penalty for illegal discharge of a firearm in Little Rock and North Little Rock is a mere $250. North Little Rock Alderman Cary Gaines has proposed a resolution for City Council action that would urge the legislature to increase the fine to $10,000 and 90 days in jail. He notes the recent shooting death of a child in Little Rock and celebratory gunfire throughout Little Rock and North Little Rock on New Year’s Eve. A meaningful penalty might make the cities sound less like Baghdad (see above). But the NRA would never stand for it.