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DPS Reminds Texans Not To Fire Guns In The Air Tonight

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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 27, 2017, file photo, a semi-automatic hand gun is displayed with a 10 shot magazine, left, and a 15 shot magazine, right, at a gun store in Elk Grove, Calif. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out California's ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines. The panel's majority ruled Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, that the law banning magazines holding more than 10 bullets violates the constitutional right to bear firearms. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

(McAllen, TX) — The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding everyone not to fire guns into the air to celebrate the new year. DPS spokesman Lieutenant Chris Olivarez tells KRGV-TV that firing a weapon in that manner puts both the shooter and other members of the public at risk. Olivarez says anyone caught doing so could face arrest and up to a year in jail, if convicted.

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