Not all loud bangs heard on the 4th of July Weekend are gunshots.
Also, even though the peoples republic of Massachusetts has outlawed fireworks, (unless you are a Kennedy) there is no right of arrest and very few options to combat said nuisances.
As much as I’d like to jam the brick of fireworks down the revelers pants and light the wick for you, the law says I can’t.
So if the fireworks bother you, remember that they are much more bothersome to me. I will be out there going from loud bang, possible gunshots call to loud bang, possible gunshots call to loud bang, possible gunshots call all night long. I will then go home and sleep right through the 5th of July hopefully.