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Fireworks and firearms ordinance enforcement priority for BPD

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Fact:  What goes up, must come down.  Fact:  If you fire a gun while celebrating this 4th of July, within Birmingham city limits, and that bullet wounds or kills someone, Birmingham Police will arrest you and prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law.

The Birmingham Police will be targeting the unlawful use of fireworks and discharge of firearms during the days surrounding the July 4th Holiday.

The Birmingham Police Department will have additional officers and support personnel out in force to help combat and enforce the fireworks and firearms ordinances of the city.  The operation will utilize the Shot Spotter System as well as citizen complaints to target offenders.  Officers will also be placed in strategic locations throughout the city to address the illegal activity.

Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper states, "Our goal is to help ensure citizen's have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend without the fear of injury from illegal behavior."

Birmingham Police are asking that citizens refrain from using fireworks and shooting their weapons during this year's celebration.  If you see someone firing a gun, call the police.