Those bullets have to land somewhere and so we don't feel bad about offering follow-up blogging on a dangerous trend that threatens locals on amateur night.

Here's the money line and another reason to discourage the practice . . .

Last New Year’s Eve, KCPD’s gun detection system, ShotSpotter, recorded more than 1600 rounds of gunfire from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. overnight. That resulted in hundreds of phone calls to the police, which tied up resources.

While a full complement of officers will work the holiday to protect Kansas City, KCPD asks that you call 9-1-1 if you see someone shoot their firearm into the air.

“What the (ShotSpotter) system doesn’t tell us that the public can is who’s responsible, what car they got into, and what house they came from,” said Sgt. Jake Becchina.

Read more via news link . . .

Celebratory New Year's Eve Gunfire Endangers Residents

KCPD, along with Mayor Quinton Lucas, is asking residents not to celebrate New Year's Eve by shooting firearms into the air. Kansas Citians have died and been injured by this random gunfire. "When you shoot your gun in the air, you don't get to decide where that round goes," said Sgt.

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