DeSoto, Miss. — Fireworks are not legal to shoot in the city of Memphis, but that doesn’t make a difference to a lot of people planning on celebrating the 4th of July anyhow.
The same fireworks are legal just across the state line in De Soto County.
The owners at Boomcity fireworks said it’s about a 40/60% split and about 40 percent of their business comes out of Memphis.
YaMina Tunstall told FOX13 she was there to get fireworks to shoot them off in Memphis, law or no law.
“They still are going to shoot them on 37th Ave. and shoot them all my life,” she said.
“We stay in South Memphis they never gave us any problems we just wanna good time this weekend with the kids,” Tunstall said.
Memphis resident, Sammy Smith said he was there to buy fireworks not for himself but for his grandson and whatever his grandson did with them legal or not was his own business.
“Yeah, I don’t know where he’s going to pop them at, I am going to pop them, he’s gonna pop them,” said Smith. “Wherever he pops them at that’s on him.”
The owners at Boomtown said they are having a banner year and a lot of fireworks are being bought.
“Normally we just all pitch in money and just buy whatever we pitch in with, that’s what we do,” said Smith. “About $200 or $300 worth I am going to get them enough.”
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