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Here's Your Biannual Reminder Not To Shoot Guns in the Air This Weekend

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Twice a year, local leaders have to remind Miamians of a basic facet of gravity: what goes up must come down. Because some people do not seem to remember this when they decide to fire their guns off during Fourth of July and New Year's Eve. Because apparently when they see fireworks their first instinct is, "Oh, let me shoot something up into the air too! Seems fun!"

A cadre of local leaders gathered today in Liberty City to promote the "One Bullet Kills the Party" campaign. Pitbull, naturally, is the celebrity face of the movement, having appeared in PSA material for the past few years.

"Let's celebrate with barbecues, not by firing guns into the air," Miami-Dade Commissioner Audrey Edmonson told the crowd according to NBC Miami.

The campaign is trotted out twice a year, and yet people continue to get hurt by falling bullets.

Last year a woman holding a baby was struck by bullet during the Fourth of July in Fort Lauderdale. In 2010, a 6-year-old Italian boy was struck by a bullet during New Year's Eve while dining in the Design District. In 2007 a father of three was killed by a falling bullet during NYE. Reports of cars and property being damaged by falling bullets are also common.

Bullets shot up into the air can also wind up miles away from where they were shot.

So remember folks, this is Miami. It should only rain dollar bills and actual rain here. Save the bullets for the gun range.

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11 comments
FrankAbay
FrankAbay

sometimes gun shooting is dangers but do it.

David Lizama
David Lizama

the danger is when a bullet is shot at an angle and maintains its speed. when shot straight up the terminal velocity of a free falling bullet cannot kill anyone...not condoning it, just...science bitches

Brandon Webb
Brandon Webb

@Hank Meyers is that a question , yes a bullet can kill someone or something just by simply falling out of the sky. Bullets travel at near the speed of sound 767 mph.

Ernest Seow
Ernest Seow

^^I can see a drone getting shot down this weekend......

Gabriel Reds
Gabriel Reds

Be careful the cia has provided local law enforcement with a way to track the difference between bullets and firecrackers for the last 2 years they have put small sensors in areas prone to violence especially in Miami and Miami Gardens so now they have a map and will be posted up in & around those areas to quickly arrest those shooting. One last point drones will be used this weekend so keep looking up! Paz

Sayad Khan
Sayad Khan

Excellent. Highlight this to curb the already rampant stupidity. Unfortunately, some mouth breather will end up killing or injuring someone this weekend.

jackA
jackA

a penny dropped from the empire state building will pierce a car hood


if it hits you in the head, you be dead

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