Dangers of Celebratory Gunfire

Dangers of Celebratory Gunfire

“what goes up…must come down”

As the Fourth of July approaches, the City of Cleveland wants to actively remind the public that not only is celebratory gunfire illegal, it is dangerous. The consequences and risks of celebratory gunfire can be significant and serious.

In any area, but especially in a densely populated urban area like Cleveland, the consequences of celebrating the Fourth of July or any other occasion with a gun can be devastating.  The intention may be a celebratory shot toward the sky, but the consequences of that moment can be disastrous for a neighbor or someone blocks away.

The City of Cleveland would also like to warn the public on the dangers of celebratory fireworks. Fireworks are not only illegal to possess and discharge without a permit, but they can also be hazardous and ignite a fire that could quickly get out of control.

Safety forces will be on duty throughout the neighborhoods of the City of Cleveland on the Fourth of July.  Police, fire and emergency medical service personnel will be alert, patrolling and ready, but safety starts at home in your neighborhood.