Fireworks Ban Will Be Strictly Enforced
"Yes, they have problems with fireworks. What don't they have problems with. They don't allow drugs in Columbia, and they've got more drugs than they know what to do with," said Gerau.
And like Gerau, customers aren't worried either, most say they act cautiously.
"We really haven't had any injuries. We try to be really careful when we, when we do our show," said Patrick Stark.
Stark and his family purchase all sorts of fireworks every year, from big ones to small ones - mainly because they live outside of city limits. But for those that live in Columbia, using fireworks is illegal.
"In all circumstances we are going to be taking the fireworks... we'll be seizing them and destroying those fireworks," said Columbia Police Sergeant Dan Beckman.
Columbia police are strongly enforcing the fireworks ordinance from today through July 5.
Reported by: Ryan Luby