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Actual Miami press conference title: "ONE BULLET KILLS THE PARTY!"

"It’s sad that a family can be torn apart by something as simple as a pack of wild dogs," Saturday Night Live's Jack Handy once said in a "Deep Thoughts" sketch.

We don't have many of those in Miami, but we do have guns. Lots of guns. Especially on New Year's Eve. So here's the City of Miami's press conference headline: "ONE BULLET KILLS THE PARTY!" The press release:

(Miami, Fl. December 28, 2012)—City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, City Commissioners, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson and Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa will hold a Press Conference on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 10 AM for this year’s “ONE BULLET KILLS THE PARTY!” public awareness campaign at Moore Park, 765 NW 36 St, Miami.

In a united effort, concerned elected officials, law enforcement and community activists are urging residents and visitors never to fire celebratory gunshots in the air. Every year innocent people, including children, are struck by bullets fired into the air by people celebrating various holidays causing serious injury, and oftentimes death.

And last year's press conference:

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Big Voice

Actually as seen on MythBusters that is not entirely correct. http://mythbustersresults.com/episode50

whasup

OK, folks, it's time for the press corpse (er, yeah leave it as a dead body) to point out that this tradition of firing guns up into the air is an "Espanish" thing.

Maybe it's because we were and are too cheap, but there is not a cultural history of Anglos randomly shooting into the air to "celebrate" a thing.

Go ahead and place the responsibility on the culture that brought this stupid tradition to the U.S. ... or are y'all afraid of the historic truth?

Twiddle Dee

Pop culture referente to SNL. That's the new media standard. Next in line, jock manly jokes.

richard columbare

It's way past time to rein in the gun culture. Some strict gun control is needed as well as politicians brave enough to do something about it besides pontificating.

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