So-called "celebratory gunfire" is stupid. Don't do it.
Meet my friend Joe, shown here getting a haircut from his father Gregory at their home in Delaware. Joe would go to the barber or Supercuts or wherever those fortunate enough to have hair go to get their flowing locks cut but he can't because he's paralyzed.
You see, around 25 years ago, when Joe was 11 and celebrating New Year's Eve with his family, some genius thought it would be fun to fire his gun in the air as the clock struck midnight. Gravity, working as it does, brought the bullet down to Earth and it lodged itself into Joe's brain. It's still there.
If those on the side of common sense gun reform and those on the side of gun rights (sidebar: they're not mutually exclusive... but that's another post), can agree on anything, it surely should be this: Celebratory gunfire ranks at the top of the list (along with the epidemic of leaving loaded firearms within the reach of children) in terms of preventable injuries and deaths. In fact, they're 100% preventable... just don't it. It's not hard.