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Sheriff's Department Warns Against Firing Guns on New Year's Eve

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department will be enforcing a zero-tolerance policy regarding the negligent discharge of a firearm on New Year's Eve.

The following is a news release issued by Sgt. Lisa McConnell of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department:

New Year's Eve is a holiday that is celebrated everywhere. Unfortunately, some people celebrate the arrival of the New Year by firing guns into the air when the clock strikes midnight. This can turn a joyous event into a tragedy.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department would like to ensure a safe holiday for everyone in our community this New Year's Eve. It is important for the public to know that stray bullets have been known to penetrate walls, roofs, and cars, injuring and killing innocent people.

To make our neighborhoods safer, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department will be enforcing a Zero-Tolerance Policy regarding the negligent discharge of a firearm on New Year's Eve.

Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department will arrest all individuals found discharging firearms. If convicted under California Penal Code section 246.3, these individuals could face felony charges, punishable by incarceration in the state prison.

Any person, who observes someone preparing to, or discharging a firearm, is asked to immediately call 9-1-1 to report the incident.

popeye December 30, 2012 at 01:27 AM
Ha ha ha. Another GC moron statement...Dudette...ha ha ha
David Hubbard December 31, 2012 at 02:28 AM
It doesnt matter What law the police enforce, theres people out there that unfortunately gonna ignore them. We go thru this every new year.
Galactic Cannibal December 31, 2012 at 04:48 AM
So where are the Media headlines that scream STOP THE MURDER. 155,000 Americans murdered in America since 9/11 Does hypocrisy Rule America ?? Give me a logical answer ..
Vic December 31, 2012 at 05:06 AM
Unfortunately, I think that's a rhetorical question, GC.
CC December 31, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Guns are not the the problem its the irresponsible people that use them.

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