City of Biloxi continues debates about fireworks

The Biloxi City Council discussed today making fireworks legal inside the city limits on the Fourth of July, New Year’s Eve, and in association with the annual Tet Celebration.

The issue was originally on the council agenda on December 29th, but was tabled three times. Currently, it is unlawful to light fireworks or posses them in the city.

The resolution would make it legal to shoot off fireworks on specific holidays from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Biloxi Police Chief Miller says right now it is impossible to manage fireworks on holidays.

The city council’s discussion of the resolution however led to more questions. Ward 6 City Councilman Kenny Glavan said, “This just seems to have a couple of things in it that may need to be separated. On one hand we’re talking about when fireworks can be shot. And there’s a question can you shoot them in the city? Sounds like yeah, you can shoot them in the city as long as you don’t shoot it at a house or a dog or a neighbor or car or whatever. And you have this other thing about the establish itself and what are the protocols for that?”

The council voted 6-1 to workshop the resolution at a later date.

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