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New Years Anti-Gunfire Warning

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What Goes Up , Must Come Down


New Year’s Eve Gunfire Reduction Program


As New Year’s Eve approaches, Fugitive Watch would like to help reduce incidents of indiscriminate gunfire that have become a deadly New Year’s tradition in our city. This reminder  aims to advise the community that ringing in the New Year with gunfire will not be tolerated by Law Enforcement Agencies in Santa Clara County. Discharging a firearm into the air is a felony punishable by one year in state prison. Anyone arrested for discharging a firearm will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.


Many times individuals involved in celebrating New Year’s Eve with gunfire do not realize the dangers posed by their actions. Researchers report 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.


While law enforcement, in partnership with the community, local businesses and the media, has made an impact on reducing indiscriminate gunfire, the problem persists. The men and women of the Law Enforcement Agencies of Santa Clara County  are once again asking the community to celebrate the New Year safely and responsibly. Don’t fire guns in the air. Remember what goes up, will come down, and when a bullet comes down it is traveling at a fatal velocity.


  Shooting a gun into the air is a felony.  You will spend up to one year in prison if you are caught.

  If you’re arrested for shooting a gun into the air, you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  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.

  Celebrate the holidays safely and responsibly.  Don’t fire guns into the air.





  Disparar un arma hacia al aire es delito mayor que se condena hasta un año de cárcel se es consignado por las autoridades.

  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 será 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 caída 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.




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