OPD Press Release:
The Omaha Police Department wants to remind Omaha citizens, as we approach Independence Day, that celebratory gunfire can have tragic results. Any bullet discharged from a gun, even into the sky, must land at some location. Those illegally discharging a gun risk causing property damage, injury, or death.
The Omaha Police Department and the City of Omaha is committed to its policy of zero tolerance of illegal gun use and its initiative to combat gun violence in our community. During the holidays, we want to remind the public that discharging a firearm within the city limits is not only illegal but potentially deadly, and any violators will be arrested.
We would also like to remind citizens of the city’s fireworks ordinance. Per city ordinance 20-320, consumer fireworks may be discharged in Omaha from December 28th to December 30th, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 p.m., and from 8 a.m. on December 31, through 1 a.m. on January 1st. You must be 16 years or older to possess, use or discharge consumer fireworks, but minors ages 12-15 year olds may discharge consumer fireworks if under the direct supervision of an adult who is at least 19 years old. Those found in violation of this ordinance risk being cited for a criminal violation.