How to tell if it was a gunshot or fireworks: gunshots don’t echo, fireworks do.
thaNK YOU SO MUCH
the fact that anyone might commonly need to know this terrifies me
clearly you’re not from america
This just isn’t true. I grew up in the ghetto. Gunshots echo in the city, in the suburbs, and in the forest. A gun with a silencer doesn’t echo, which may be what they were talking about. Gunshots and fireworks sound a lot alike, but there’s a subtle difference. Grow up in a dangerous area and you’ll learn the difference really fucking quickly.