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OPD to hold fireworks and gun amnesty day next week

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Posted at 2:12 PM, Jul 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-03 15:14:10-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — If you're wondering what to do with leftover fireworks or guns you'd like to properly dispose of, the Omaha Police Department (OPD) and the Omaha Fire Department will be holding a firework and gun amnesty day next week.

The event will take place on Saturday, July 11 from 9 am-1 pm at two different locations:

OPD says the goal of the amnesty day is to "dispose of fireworks and get illegal and/or unwanted firearms and ammunition off the street" and says no questions will be asked.

The department asks anyone turning in a gun to unload it but says not to if you are unsure of how to do so. Anyone dropping off a loaded gun is asked to notify staff before removing it from their vehicle.

Firework use is only permitted in the city from July 2 through July 4 from 12 pm-11 pm.