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There will be guns (Happy New Year’s!)

From the RPD:

Officers and detectives will staff all four Department precincts based on the analysis of the previous year’s data on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day incidents. [..] The Department also reminds citizens that firing a gun in the city limits is illegal and dangerous. Officers throughout the city will be responding to calls of random gunfire and will identify offenders and make arrests.

If you’re new to the neighborhood: New Year’s can be kind of shooty up here.

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Yes, there will be. Ugh.

Lee
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As suggested around this time last year: can’t the folks that want to do this kind of thing fire blanks? I feel like the real concern isn’t the noise so much as the stray bullets, no?

Katherine Jester
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Don’t worry….they usually run out of ammo by 12:30.

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Katherine, best post, so true, have made the comment before and it normally comes out true. Thank you for the smile and Happy New Year to all.

Andy Barton
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Fucking idiots. “Oh, you mean the bullets don’t just keep going into space?”

Chimby
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Chimby

What goes up (hopefully not any other direction) must come down….

Hansi
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We got what we think is a stray hit the side of our porch at a few past midnight. We are near Chimborazo on broad. It was not cool. Sent us all running back into our house

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Standing in Jefferson Park, sounded like most of it was coming from South Richmond. Didn’t hear much from our side of the river… wonder if that’s an acoustic thing, or if that’s really where most of it was?

EG
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Legalize fireworks. I guarantee it would be MUCH less shooty.

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Looks like Richmond recorded its first homicide of 2017 in south Richmond thisn morning. Richmond 1 D.C. 0

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When we moved here on N 27th in 1999, July 4th and New Years sounded like Vietnam (and some nights other than those two). But as the years have progressed and gentrification as well, the gunfire has subsided. Last night, I only heard one gun in the distance and the rest was fireworks. Maybe people are getting smarter?

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9mm is about 25 cents a round. Shooting it randomly starts to get pricey after a few clips….

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@BAF, Most cheapy, ground fireworks are about $5 bucks each. That would equate to about 20 rounds of 9mm. Trust me, you get more out of shooting off 20 rounds than out of that 10 second $5 firework display… Also, its WAY cheaper than buying a pack of 20-$50 fireworks. Also, FYI they are called “magazines” not clips. If you go to any gun store and you mention the word “clips”, they might not even let you hold a gun… Many people get the sound of guns confused with fireworks. Many of the sounds on the 4th and the 1st… Read more »