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One bullet plan seeks to keep the peace

caines | 1/3/2013, 4:30 a.m.

Edmonson leads fight against celebratory gunfire

Miami-Dade County Vice-Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson and City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado kicked off efforts for their annual One Bullet Kills the Party vigil last Monday at Moore Park, 765 N.W. 36th Street. The goal of the event was to remind the community that guns should not be regarded with a casual outlook at any time of the year but especially during New Years Eve celebrations. Its important to remind the community that it only takes one bullet to cause a fatal accident, Edmonson said. The One Bullet Kills the Party campaign was initiated three years ago with the emphasis that just one bullet can destroy any party and the lives of innocent citizens. With the recent headlines regarding gun control, it appeared as if the annual team effort of Edmonson and Regalado were needed now more than ever before. Edmonson also shared her sentiments about gun control and how she perceives the role of the federal government given the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. I think that there should be stricter guidelines, Edmonson said. There is no reason for a person to have an assault weapon. It should be noted that last year, thanks in part to the no bullet campaign, there were no reported incidents of celebratory violence, according to Detective Javier Biaez, Miami-Dade Police Department. By Julia Samuelsjsamuels@miamitimesonline.com