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Officials Warn Against Celebratory Gunfire On NYE
CBSLA.com) ^ | December 31, 2013 6:28 PM | Claudia Peschiutta.

Posted on 12/31/2013 8:26:27 PM PST by BenLurkin

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Tuesday issued a warning to residents ahead of New Year’s Eve festivities to not discharge weapons into the air.

The Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department warned revelers of their “Zero Tolerance” policy toward celebratory gunfire, which is a felony in California.

“Deputies will be actively looking for anyone discharging a firearm in a negligent manner,” authorities said in a department statement.

In Los Angeles County alone, celebratory gunfire has been blamed for dozens of deaths in the past three decades, according to KNX 1070′s Claudia Peschiutta.

Among them, the killing of 9-year-old Brian Perez in South Los Angeles.

“I’ve handled numerous homicides. I’ve worked homicide for several years. And that one … I remembered it because it stayed with me,” said one LAPD sergeant.

Perez was killed in 1999 when a stray bullet fired into the air on the Fourth of July, striking him in the head.

“It completely ripped that family apart and it was because of the negligent acts of somebody else who was probably just celebrating, not realizing that round has to come down somewhere,” he said.

Local authorities report that there has not been a death linked to celebratory gunfire for several years, an indication that suppression efforts appear to be working.


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: banglist; celebratorygunfire

1 posted on 12/31/2013 8:26:27 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Not even my shotgun?


2 posted on 12/31/2013 8:31:07 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: BenLurkin

Isn’t that a muslim thing? Oh, this may fall under the 1st amendment....


3 posted on 12/31/2013 8:37:17 PM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

It’s only ok in CA if you are sad I guess.


4 posted on 12/31/2013 8:38:00 PM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: BenLurkin

It depends on what you’re shooting. An AK, probably not a good idea. But my XT-132 Atmospheric Cannon threatens no one but a couple of NSA satellites. Sorry, boys. Happy New Year!


5 posted on 12/31/2013 8:40:42 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: BenLurkin
Officials Warn Against Celebratory Gunfire On NYE

Hey, this is written for Los Angeles.

Better write this message in Spanish, Ese!

6 posted on 12/31/2013 8:40:46 PM PST by SIDENET
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To: BenLurkin

NOW you tell us....


7 posted on 12/31/2013 8:41:44 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: BenLurkin

“dozens killed over the years” -—— Yup, But the great majority were killed by horizontal gun fire and not vertical gunfire.
Happy New Year!


8 posted on 12/31/2013 8:44:56 PM PST by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go!)
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To: BenLurkin

What do they have against celebrities?


9 posted on 12/31/2013 8:45:30 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: BenLurkin

“At last, after two thousand years of research, the illudium Q-36 explosive space modulator. At last... “


10 posted on 12/31/2013 8:46:23 PM PST by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: BenLurkin

A few years ago lapd bought equipment to trace gunfire especially on nye. I think it’s based upon triangulation. Anybody?


11 posted on 12/31/2013 8:47:50 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: SIDENET

I’m sure it is.


12 posted on 12/31/2013 8:53:28 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Mexican Americans . . .


13 posted on 12/31/2013 8:53:41 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: morphing libertarian

There is going to be FAR more than they can possibly hope to keep track of.

I had the opportunity to celebrate NYE in South Central back in the day. The volume of gunfire in the immediate vicinity was astounding.


14 posted on 12/31/2013 9:01:08 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Putting this warning out had better be in Spanish too. But then shooting their weapons into the air in celebration is part of Latino and also middle-eastern cultures so if they do it it’s Ok for diversity’s sake.


15 posted on 12/31/2013 9:01:49 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Jeff Chandler
All kinds of Angelenos. Not just Mexicans.

Not the I would ever have done such a thing.

16 posted on 12/31/2013 9:02:46 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: fella

The news on Spanish language stations in L.A. is very similar to that in English. Some of the outlets are owned by the same corporations.

As for who is doing it — see posts 14 and 16


17 posted on 12/31/2013 9:05:31 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SIDENET
ADVERTENCIA: no seas un idiota en NYE disparando su AK en el aire. Usted, sin duda, se siente un culo espantoso si uno de sus rondas se reduce y elimina algunos pobre cholo.
18 posted on 12/31/2013 9:05:37 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: TaMoDee

“dozens killed over the years”

Yeah, I remember that one Valentines Day. But other than that ......?


19 posted on 12/31/2013 9:07:17 PM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

LOL.


20 posted on 12/31/2013 9:08:27 PM PST by SIDENET
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To: BenLurkin

Hows about my carbide cannon?


21 posted on 12/31/2013 9:34:10 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: SIDENET
REMEMBER, WHAT GOES UP WILL COME DOWN.

•Disparar un arma hacia al cielo es delito mayor que se condena hasta un año de cárcel.
•Al ser arrestado por disparar un arma hacia al aire, se le aplicarar en total las sanciones de la ley.
•Si la bala que usted dispara, llega a causarle la muerte a una persona, usted seró arrestado y consignado por homicidio.
•Toda persona que celebre los días festivos disparando el arma hacia al aire, no mide el peligro que resulta por parte de sus acciones.
•Una bala disparada hacia al aire, puede llegar hasta dos millas de altura. En su caнda a la tierra, puede acelerarse desde trescientos a setecientos pies por segundo.
•Si usted observa a cualquier persona disparar un arma de fuego hacia al aire, llame a la policía.
•Celebre los días festivos con toda seguridad y responsabilidad. No dispare su arma hacia al aire.

RECUERDE QUE LO QUE SUBE HACIA ARRIBA TENDRA QUE CAER PARA ABAJO. http://www.lapdonline.org/crime_prevention_tips/content_basic_view/23465

22 posted on 12/31/2013 9:48:29 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

According to Uncle Joe shooting shotguns off into the air will save lives.


23 posted on 12/31/2013 9:48:54 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: logitech

I don’t think they are making it up.

Two Killed in New Year’s Eve Shootings in Hawthorne, Lakewood
The shooting was reported at about 11:30 p.m. in the 20700 block of Alburtis Avenue
By Jonathan Lloyd and Patrick Healy
| Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013 | Updated 5:21 AM PST

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Shooting-Death-Lakewood-New-Years-Eve-185365711.html


24 posted on 12/31/2013 9:51:47 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Carbide cannons are cool. I’d never heard of such till a friend fired one off in a Christian Men’s meeting last summer.


25 posted on 12/31/2013 9:52:34 PM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: anyone

For anyone interested. . .

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/celebratorygunfire/index


26 posted on 12/31/2013 10:13:56 PM PST by deks (Happy New Year!)
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To: BenLurkin

I heard a couple of guns being fired tonight. One sounded like a 9mm and fired 10 shots about 1/2 mile away and the other was something farther away and not as loud that fired 14 rounds.


27 posted on 12/31/2013 10:14:15 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rebelbase

Here in south Fort Worth it sounded like a “Mad Minute” at fire-base in the late 60s.


28 posted on 12/31/2013 10:43:34 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: deks

Oh my!


29 posted on 12/31/2013 11:19:48 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
Among them, the killing of 9-year-old Brian Perez in South Los Angeles. “I’ve handled numerous homicides. I’ve worked homicide for several years. And that one … I remembered it because it stayed with me,” said one LAPD sergeant. Perez was killed in 1999 when a stray bullet fired into the air on the Fourth of July, striking him in the head.

I wonder if he has any cases where unarmed folks were intentionally killed by perps with guns "stay with him" or if it's only the accidental (stupid as hell and tragic though) death of children.

30 posted on 01/01/2014 5:09:14 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Dogbert41
What do they have against celebrities?

I always had a thing for Faye Dunaway.

But I never held it against her.

31 posted on 01/01/2014 5:25:11 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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