As the 4th of July approaches this year, Kirksville Police are reminding residents there is a considerable gap between when you can buy fireworks in the city and when you can legally use them. Fireworks sales start today in Kirksville, but it is illegal to shoot them until June 30th. From then through July 5th. Individuals may only discharge fireworks between the hours of 9am and 11pm on their own property. However, if a neighbor complains police will respond and you may be told to stop shooting fireworks or be issued a ticket.