Make it a Gun-Free Celebration

By Kila Peeples

Make it a Gun-Free Celebration

December 28, 2012

Detroit Mi (My TV 20 News at 10) – Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon stood with religious leaders and business owners requesting Detroiters to not shoot celebratory shots from their guns at midnight this upcoming Monday night as they welcome the new year but to ring a bell instead. For the past 14 years the Bring in the New Year with a Bell not a Bang campaign has asked people to do this after a grandmother was fatally shot in her living room in 1997. Since her murder, there has not been a murder due to celebratory gunfire on New Year’s Eve.

The campaign is offering free door hangers with bells on them at certain stores throughout the city so you can bring your new year in with a ring instead of a bang.

Here are some of the participating stores:

University Foods

1131 West Warren Ave

Detroit, MI


Mobile Gas Station

14820 E. Jefferson Ave.

Detroit, MI


BP Gas Station

10601 E. Outer Drive

Detroit, MI


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