It's that time of the year again...
As South Florida readies to welcome another New Year, police and public safety officials, along with grieving relatives, again warn of the dangers of a tradition that in some communities is as entrenched as it is reckless. Along with sound of firecrackers and rockets expected Saturday night, there will be gunfire.The two best reasons for staying at home on New Year's Eve are the proliferation of stupid people in this world. I refuse to put my future health and welfare at risk because of DUI drivers and morons exercising their 2nd Amendment rights and actively participating in a well regulated militia. Most importantly, I will not expose my loved ones to such nonsense.
"As much as you tell people not to do it, it continues," said Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti. "People may think that it's a way to celebrate, but that bullet has to come down and if you shoot it, you own it. You are liable criminally and civilly."
So call me a killjoy or a spoilsport but I'm sitting New Year's out again this year in my own home. That offers me some protection from my fellow South Floridians who haven't been endowed with the simple common sense and intellect that keeps many from enjoying or even attending New Years Day brunch the next day.