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Council To Discuss Fireworks Ban

Posted at 6:22 PM, Oct 14, 2016

The Metro City Council could soon debate whether fireworks should be sold within Davidson County, a move that is not likely to be met with overwhelming support according to some council members.

At a recent meeting of the council's legal caucus, council member Sam Coleman brought up the issue of fireworks sales saying that his district is losing out on revenue to nearby Rutherford County.

Fireworks are currently illegal in Nashville unless a vendor is given a special permit.

"People do what they're incentivized to do and if we legalize fireworks in Davidson County we'll have a lot more fireworks in Davidson County," said Bob Mendes, Council member at large.

It's unclear if legislation will be brought before the council on the matter.