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For Immediate Release:
June 22, 2011
Media Contact:
Marta Martinez-Aleman


Local officials to warn residents about dangers of July 4th celebratory gunfire

In preparation for the July 4th weekend, Miami-Dade Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson and City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado will hold their annual "One Bullet Kills the Party" press conference and rally on Thursday, June 30, asking the community not to engage in celebratory gunfire on Independence Day. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at Charles Hadley Park, 1300 NW 50th Street, in Miami. Also attending the event will be members of local law enforcement and clergy.

According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), bullets shot into the air can climb two miles and then fall at a rate of 300 to 700 feet per second. Commissioner Edmonson participates in this public message prior to every Independence Day and New Year's Eve to warn residents of the dangers of celebratory gunfire.

For more information, please contact Commissioner Edmonson's district office at 305-636-2331.

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson
City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado
Local law enforcement
Local clergy members
“One Bullet Kills the Party” Press Conference and Rally
June 30, 2011, 10:00 a.m.
Charles Hadley Park
1300 NW 50th Street, Miami