Metro Area Fireworks & Gun Amnesty Day

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

July 4th will be the last day to legally use consumer fireworks in the City of Omaha.

The Omaha Police Department will be hosting a Metro Area Fireworks/Gun Amnesty Day on Saturday, July 12th from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. for those who have fireworks and/or guns they would like to properly dispose of. The event will be held at two locations in the metro area and will accept all fireworks, ammunition and guns with no questions asked.

Omaha Fire Station #43: 5505 North 103rd Street
Seymour Smith Park: 72nd and Harrison Street

Those participating in the event will be the Omaha Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, La Vista Police Department, Ralston Police Department, Omaha Fire Department, Papillion Police Department, Bellevue Police Department, Ralston Volunteer Fire Department, Nebraska State Fire Marshal and Omaha Public Works Department.

The Fireworks/Gun Amnesty Day has many goals that would be beneficial for public participation. The day gives the public the opportunity to dispose of fireworks, firearms, ammunition, or any other explosive devices at a safe location with no questions asked. The operation will also give authorities the opportunity to educate the public on the dangers of fireworks and other explosives.

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