As you prepare yourself for the upcoming holiday, please remember to stay safe, and that patriotism is not a call to shoot your firearms. While the act of shooting your pistol may seem like a classic tradition, please know that it is not only illegal, but also extremely dangerous. With local parades and festivals being hosted around the area, there are better ways to celebrate that are not only safer, but will not get you into trouble with the authorities. We wrote all about the dangers and specific policy here last year, but as the season of red, white and blue comes back around, we thought this would serve as an important to reminder to celebrate safely.