Yearly Reminder: Refrain from celebratory gunfire on July 4th

July 3, 2019
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Yearly Reminder: Refrain from celebratory gunfire on July 4th

It’s that time of year again when police departments across the Georgia remind residents that celebratory gunfire is illegal and is not an appropriate way to celebrate a holiday.

Let’s go over it again for 2019, shall we? In case you are guilty of celebratory gunfire because you aren’t certain what it is, the Bibb County Sheriff’s office defines it as “shooting a firearm into the air in celebration.”

That means, don’t fire your gun in the air to celebrate Independence Day.

Lesson 2: Gravity. What goes up, must come down and that is why firing a bullet into the air is dangerous.

Shooting firearms recklessly and discharging a firearm 50 yards from a public street or highway are both against the law.

When you fire something up into the air, it must come down. Stray bullets can damage personal property and it can cause personal injury or even death.

Many people know that a bullet will travel really high into the sky, but they don’t think about the fact that it comes back down at a high rate of speed. The Sheriff’s office is asking for the public to be mindful and that incidents from celebratory gunfire can easily be avoided.

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