This Saturday, the Omaha Police Department will hold a Metro Area Fireworks/Gun Amnesty Day from 9:00 until 3:00.
Sgt. Matt Manhart says the goal of these events is to help keep the community safer.
He says guns should be turned in unloaded if you know how to do so. Otherwise, he says those turning in firearms should let officers know the gun needs to be unloaded.
He says no questions will be asked and no documentation taken.
Manhart says the heat this time of year can be a big issue when it comes to storing fireworks and ammunition.
When you keep flammable items like these in your garage or basement, there’s always a risk that something could happen. He says that’s why it’s best to turn these items in to the professionals for proper disposal.
There are two locations for the Fireworks/Gun Amnesty Day. One is Omaha Fire Station #43, at 5505 N. 103rd Street. The other is at Seymour Smith Park, at 72nd and Harrison Streets.
For more information, you can contact Sgt. Manhart at 402-444-5626.