Little Rock Police are launching Operation: Safe Fourth, telling people: your celebrations could easily become criminal.
They're reminding people it's illegal to shoot fireworks in the Capitol City.
Trouble is, it appears people ignore the law.
In July 2011, the city received 818 calls of people shooting fireworks.
In July 2010, the number was 730.
But perhaps even more troubling, police say, is the number of calls they get for people shooting guns.
Last year, they received 13 calls of shots fired on the Fourth of July.
They say it's becoming a tradition for people to fire guns up in the air. Those people may think it's all fun and games.
But Little Rock Police say dozens of homes have been damaged in recent years by falling bullets.
Luke Skrable knows first hand what that's like. his home was struck by celebratory bullets.
He's worried he or his family members may be next.
"This is illegal to fire guns off in the air and number two, it's very dangerous. And when those guns go off and the bullets come down, they don't discriminate where they come down," Skrable said.
If police catch you shooting guns in city limits, you can be cited. Hit someone and you could go to prison.
They're encouraging you to call them if you hear any shots fired this Fourth of July.