Remember, What Goes Up, Must Come Down
For the love of Pete, don't celebrate the end of the worst year in modern history (2020) by firing guns into the air! It's physics. What goes up, must come down! Please, don't be an idiot!
Granted, it looks like we're going to have a wet end to 2020, but if you've just got to get out and celebrate, shoot fireworks, not firearms. Here are the firework guidelines for Bossier City in case you're wondering what our local statutes and restrictions are currently.
Even Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond addressed celebratory gunfire yesterday during a briefing. He asked that residents please refrain from firing guns into the air and also reminded the public to maintain safe social distancing. In Shreveport, you're able to shoot fireworks until 1:00 am on New Year's Day, Friday, January 1, 2021. That's your last chance to discharge fireworks in Shreveport city limits until the 4th of July holiday.
Also, don't forget that many area law enforcement agencies are actively patrolling specifically for impaired drivers thanks to grants provided by the Louisiana Department of Highway Safety. So, if you're going out tonight, get a designated driver, get a ride, call a taxi, or make use of a ride-sharing app.
Happy new year! 2021 can't get here fast enough!