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Public invited to turn in guns, fireworks — no questions asked — Saturday

Posted at 3:45 PM, Jul 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-02 16:45:14-04

Local authorities are inviting anyone in the Omaha-metro area to turn in any weapons and unused fireworks — no questions asked — during an amnesty event Saturday at two locations.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following locations, anyone can bring in fireworks for proper disposal as well as unwanted firearms and ammunition, according to a release from the Omaha Police Department:

  • Seymour Smith Park, 72nd and Harrison streets
  • Omaha Fire Station No. 43, 5505 N. 103rd St.

Omaha Police advise that guns should be unloaded prior to bringing them to the event. Anyone who needs assistance with properly checking or unloading a weapon should notify staff before removing the weapon from their vehicle, the OPD release states. 

Fireworks are only lawful in Omaha from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 25 to July 4. 

This week's amnesty event is a cooperative effort between the Omaha Police and Fire departments as well as the Ralston Volunteer Fire Department.