As 2012 is coming to a close, there are some who are looking forward to welcoming the New Year with celebratory gunfire. Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station would like to remind everyone of a few key points to remember while celebrating this New Year’s Eve;
–Shooting a gun into the air is a felony. You will spend time in prison if you are caught.
–If you are arrested for shooting a gun into the air, you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
–If a stray bullet from your gun should kill someone, you will be arrested and charged with murder.
–People involved in celebrating the holidays by shooting their guns do not realize the danger posed by their actions.
–A bullet fired into the air can climb up to two miles. When it falls back to earth, it can reach a speed of 300 to 700 feet per second.
–If you ever see someone fire a gun into the air, call the police at 9-1-1.
–Celebrate holidays safely and responsibly. Don’t’ fire guns into the air.
Remember, what goes up will come down. Celebrate the New Year safely.