Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-504

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 19, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Stop Celebratory Gunfire

    What goes up, must come down.
    • Friday
    • December 20, 2013
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Shooter's World
    • 116 East Fletcher Avenue
    • Tampa

    A Message from Sandy Duran:

    Hello, this is Sandy Duran (Diego Duran's mom) with Bullet Free Sky.

    This year we are pleased to announce that Shooter's World and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has joined with Bullet Free Sky to help deliver a public message about the dangers of Celebratory Gunfire.

    As you know, this irresponsible yet popular practice of firing into the air during the New Year's Eve celebration often results in someone being seriously injured or killed by falling bullets.

    As most of you may already know, I became involved in this public campaign to inform the public the dangers of celebratory gunfire after my own teenage son, Diego Duran was nearly fatally injured after being struck in the head by a falling bullet on 2012 New Years Eve while outside our Ruskin home.

    On Friday, December 20th, at 3:30 pm, a press conference will be held at Shooter's World shooting range where the dangers of celebratory gunfire will be discussed.  Bullet Free Sky, a non profit organization wants to continue to stress "we are not anti-guns", but simply strong advocates of safe handling and shooting of all firearms.  This year, we've teamed up with the owners and management of Shooter's World because they are committed as we are in promoting the safe and proper use of firearms.

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