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Old 06-16-2009, 06:18 PM
 
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My husband and I might move to Omaha in a few years, but one thing that has REALLY bothered me is fireworks in Omaha. I've heard that fireworks are illegal in Omaha city limits.
Does that stop people from firing them? If you shoot off a few in front of your house, will the neighbors call the cops?
Did places like Papillion, La Vista, Ralston, ect outlaw them as well?

Here in Lincoln we go crazy with them and it really was a fun time for me when I was growing up. I don't want my kids to be deprived of the fun I had when I was younger.
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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I grew up shooting off fireworks in Omaha and I still do today. Never had the cops called but there are always "those neighbors".
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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We always used them when I lived in Omaha and it was never an issue.
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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Perfectly legal outside of Omaha city limits. Ralston, LaVista, Papillion, Bellevue, Bennington, Gretna, Waterloo, and Springfield all have vendor tents where you can buy them... Love the 4th of July and the firework tradition so glad I don't live in Omaha. Feel sorry for the Elkhorn folks who lost their fireworks priviledge with the recent annexation by Omaha.
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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It isn't a very strictly enforced law, as far as I know, even then if your outside the limits you'll definitely be fine, even better if your in Sarpy County.
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska
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Between my brother and I we had the cops come twice. Once my brother and his friends burned 30' pine tree to the ground when a firework accidently went in the tree and started the fire. The other time I was shooting off bottle rockets, which are illegal in the entire state of Nebraska, and the were bothering the neighbors who were haveing a party on their deck. The cops were un-necessary in my case because they sould have came over and said stop and we would have. However the cops showed up and said pack it up and shoot them off at one of your friends houses... Unless you are an ***** or someone gets hurt, the police don't care.

As far as the small towns around Omaha, most of them fund entire programs off of firework sales.
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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Once my brother and his friends burned 30' pine tree to the ground .
lol
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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The other time I was shooting off bottle rockets, which are illegal in the entire state of Nebraska, .
They are some that are legal... I think if they don't have a report then they are ok. My kids bought a bunch last year.
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Grand Island, Nebraska
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Let me let you in on a little secret about Omaha.

It is legal to fire your guns in the air on the Fourth of July from 10:00 p.m. to midnight.

So come on mover here, and don't worry about a thing.
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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One year, we went to Rosenblatt to see the fireworks. There were cops all over the place (on bikes), also people shooting off personal fireworks. I didn't see anyone get arrested.
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