Armed militias in certain parts of Africa, Asia and the Middle East celebrate important occasions by firing their AK-47s into the air.
Here in Malaysia we do the same thing by detonating firecrackers smack in the middle of residential areas, with the government's blessings too, I might add, turning them into war zones in gunpowder detonation terms.
Do developed nations do this, anyone? Do they not designate open public places far away from residential areas for such rowdy activities?
Heaven help us if achieving developed nation status doesn't include such a requirement because the way I see it, there's no point having developed nation infrastructure and cities in place if cowboys are going to be running wild in the streets firing their guns into the air in celebration of important occasions or festivals each time one comes along, or something to that effect.