Bibb County Sheriff’s Office asks public to refrain celebratory gunfire

Ahead of the 4th of July weekend, Bibb County Sheriff’s Office released a statement asking the public to refrain from celebratory gunfire and use fireworks safety tips.

"The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to refrain from using celebratory gunfire during the July 4th celebration.

Celebratory gunfire is defined as “shooting a firearm into the air in celebration.” Not only is celebratory gunfire dangerous, but it is also against the law. Shooting firearms recklessly and discharging a firearm 50 yards from a public street or highway are both against the law. When you fire something up into the air, it must come down. Stray bullets can damage personal property and it can cause personal injury or even death."

The sheriff's office also advise that people take safety measure when using fireworks.

"The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office also wants to remind the public to be safe and responsible when using fireworks. Fireworks can be used from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. On Jan1st , July 3, and July 4 fireworks can be used after 10:00 a.m. and up to and including the time of 11:59 p.m. No one under the age of 18 years old should be discharging fireworks. An adult should always be present."

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