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Durham billboard promotes gun safety

Posted December 12, 2011

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— A billboard along the Durham Freeway is part of a campaign to promote gun safety.

Designed by three Durham fifth-graders, the billboard reminds people not to fire guns to ring in the holidays.

The ad will remain up through the holiday season at N.C. Highway 147 at Alston Avenue.

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  • fayncmike Dec 14, 2011

    "..."firing guns into the air on New Year's Eve isn't an American tradition, but the news media can't bring themselves to clearly state who this campaign targets..."

    That is because it is not politically correct..and besides they think NC should support illegal aliens as well...!!!! ...AND besides if the billboard was in spanish that would NOT be politically correct either...!!!!
    SmokeWagon"

    Hahaha, two of the funniest posts I've read in months. I've e-mailed them and the story to the list of people I send funny internet stuff to.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Dec 13, 2011

    Billfisher, if you think that showering populated areas is not "endangering the public", we're just going to have to disagree on that one.

    And with the precedent of DWI garnering 1st Degree Murder charges in NC (where the driver presumably did not INTEND to kill anyone), it seems reasonable that a shooter could be similarly charged.

  • cwood3 Dec 13, 2011

    Gun safety 101- two hands-aim-safety-shoot!!! A clean up the mess you leave behind!!!

  • SARCASTICLES Dec 13, 2011

    Give 'em credit, SmokeWagon...they DID hand out leaflets in Spanish......go figure. ;)

  • durham4sale Dec 13, 2011

    This defies normal WRAL logic...there should a be picture, crime maps, gun statistics for Durham, additional pictures of police cars with crime scene tape.... I mean this could have easily been about Raleigh....we need clarity here.

  • SmokeWagon Dec 13, 2011

    ..."firing guns into the air on New Year's Eve isn't an American tradition, but the news media can't bring themselves to clearly state who this campaign targets..."

    That is because it is not politically correct..and besides they think NC should support illegal aliens as well...!!!! ...AND besides if the billboard was in spanish that would NOT be politically correct either...!!!!

  • tmed1938 Dec 13, 2011

    Two years ago on New Years Eve one of those bullets landed in the middle of the roof of my car parked in my driveway in Durham. We heard the bullet when it hit the metal roof.I still have the bullet casing. People don't stop to think what goes up in the air must come down somewhere. The deputy who responded said that the speed of bullet coming down would probably have killed a person had they been hit. Great job kid on the poster. It's their future at stake if this kind of celebration becomes the norm.
    lhsandie
    December 12, 2011 4:43 p.m.
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    If you still have the casing ,you must have fired the gun,where's the bullet ? !!!

  • BullsEye Dec 13, 2011

    FAIL. How many of those affirmative-action graduates can actually read? Hopefully they put a lot of pictures on the billboard.
    usemailinator
    December 13, 2011 1:14 p.m.

    So fifth-graders come up with a billboard about gun safety and your response is about affirmative-action graduates. That's just lovely.

  • shoutntime Dec 13, 2011

    We used to do this all the time on the farm. We would shoot dove loads out of our shotguns. Granted we were on a 90 acre farm and getting peppered with dove shot stings less then riding a motorcycle in the rain.

  • SARCASTICLES Dec 13, 2011

    How very strange....firing guns into the air on New Year's Eve isn't an American tradition, but the news media can't bring themselves to clearly state who this campaign targets, lest they offend someone for having the AUDACITY to speak the truth. The Chief of police in Durham actually, kinda, ALMOST said who they were trying to get the message across to...but not quite. It pays to be careful, of course. ;)

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