Stop celebrating New Year’s Eve with gunfire

Once again, individuals continue to celebrate New Year’s Eve with gunfire. Are you aware that a bullet fired into the air can climb two miles into the air and remain in flight for more than a minute? As it falls, the bullet reaches a velocity of 300 to 700 feet per second. A velocity of only 200 feet per second is sufficient to penetrate the human skull.

Discharging a firearm into the air is a felony punishable by one year in state prison. Please let us all help our neighbors be safe. If you ever see someone fire a gun into the air, call the police.

Celebrate the holidays safely and responsibly. Don’t fire guns into the air. If a stray bullet from your gun should kill someone, you will be arrested and charged with murder.

Nick Rodriguez, Reedley

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