Myrtle Beach eases rules on military funerals

      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Myrtle Beach families whose loved ones were in the military will find it easier to give them 21-gun salutes at military funerals.

      The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports ( ) that city council has decided families no longer need to get special events permits to shoot rifles at funerals.

      It's illegal to fire a gun in the city and getting a special events permit meant getting the item on the city council agenda and getting a council vote. Council members agreed this month that funerals cannot wait for such action.

      Now 21-gun salutes can be held by giving a 24-hour notice to the police department.


      Information from: The Sun News,

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