Screen Shot 2013-12-30 at 10.49.50 PMLast New Year’s contributor Carol Toler wrote her opinion regarding gunfire in our neighborhood — specifically seemingly celebratory gunfire on New Year’s Eve.

“Somehow, after all these years, [my sons] seemed to take random gunshots fired in Lake Highlands apartment complexes in stride,” Carol wrote.

A similar (online) conversation started up in my Lake Highlands neighborhood earlier this week, originating with one neighbor noting that he recently found a .40 caliber hollow-point bullet in his attic while cleaning an air-conditioning filter. Had it not hit the attic fan, he noted, it could have hit someone in the kitchen, or worse, landed in his kid’s room, he says.

Another neighbor says she located a bullet in the roof of her vehicle and yet another in the pool (these all are assumed random firings into the air, though that is merely our collective hypothesis).

Say Dallas police via e-mail, “Discharging a firearm in the city limits, at this or any other most wonderful time of the year, is illegal and comes with a fine of up to $4,000 and/or a year in jail.”