Tuesday, December 31, 2019
TKC QUESTION: WILL YOUR KANSAS CITY NEIGHBORS FIRE GUNS AT MIDNIGHT DESPITE SAFETY WARNINGS?!?!
Celebratory gunfire has sparked tragedy throughout Kansas City history and this year there's a traditional effort from authorities and media to advise against the practice.
Fox4: KCPD urging people to refrain from shooting guns into the air on New Year’s Eve
Police say celebratory gunfire has killed and injured children, damaged vehicles, roofs and other property in the past.
From 6 p.m. Dec. 31, 2018, to 6 a.m. Jan. 1, 2019, KCPD says they received 301 calls to 911 about the sound of gun shots. Police took multiple reports on Jan. 1 of property damage to parked vehicles that had been struck by celebratory gunfire, including shattered windshields.
“Any one of those hundreds of bullets fired into the air was capable of killing someone,” the department said.
Nevertheless, the illicit practice is likely to continue despite repeated warnings and heartbreaking tragedy.
Celebratory gunfire is a tradition that defies demographic explanation but mostly serves as a male-dominated display of bravado from dudes lacking in their own "firepower" yet willing to compensate in a public and dangerous way for their own shortcomings.
And so we ask . . .
DO YOU LIVE NEAR D-BAGS WHO CELEBRATE NYE WITH CELEBRATORY GUNFIRE AND WILL ANYTHING DISCOURAGE THEM?!?!
Again, from Eastside to Westside, Meth Town and our rural neighbors in the Northland . . . Celebratory gunfire is a tragic Midwest tradition that endures beyond reasonable explanation.
Suggestions are appreciated for the public trust given that stopping gunfire of any sorts has proven to be an elusive goal for this cowtwon.
Developing . . .