Don’t Shoot! Celebrate the New Year Safely

As 2012 is coming to a close, there are some who are looking forward to welcoming the New Year with celebratory gunfire.

Capt. Dave Silversparre and the men and women of Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station would like to remind everyone of a few key points to remember while celebrating this New Year’s Eve;

Deputies from Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station, in an effort to stop and reduce these types of incidents will be enforcing Penal Code section 246.3 in addition to their regular policing duties.

Penal Code section 246.3 specifically prohibits the discharging of a firearm. The section additionally states that anyone arrested in violation of this law will have their firearm confiscated and be charged with a Felony.

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