I know sometimes, I may go against the grain as I continue to write on crime in Albuquerque and the state of New Mexico. I feel I must also write what the Lord tells me to. I am in constant concern for the safety of God’s people. Last night Facebook and Twitter were filled with comments about how crazy it was to hear guns being fired off to bring in the New Year in Albuquerque. I find this tradition, horrible! From our house the sound of semi-automatic gun fire rang out before and after midnight. When I moved hear in 1995 and heard gun fire my first New Years, I was so disgusted. This is not safe, this is not sane. This does not set a good example for our youth as they grow up in a society full of violent crime, to see adults firing off guns into the sky! I want to find out if this practice is legal. In the past people have been injured. Thank the Lord I have not heard any reports of injuries occurring last night. I am going to contact my City Councilman Dan Lewis to see what can be done about this awful so called tradition. This might have been an okay tradition years and years ago, but in populated areas this creates a safety hazard.