Yes, they are dangerous and no reason for them
Yes, except allowing government fireworks shows
No, but not within city limits
No, but only adult supervised and purchased
No, not at all
Again, some places have legitimate concerns about fireworks. Here, it's definitely a legit hazard. Houses are built close to the main roads, and those things can be a major hazard to drivers.Most don't allow them in city limits. Our city allows them anywhere including within city limits, but only certain times of the year. Your opinion? Multiple choice.
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From what I'm seeing of the statistics, fireworks are mostly but not entirely harmless.
Fatality and injury rates seem pretty low, but half the injuries are kids under 14. So I'd say kids should not have unsupervised access, and otherwise it's up to the parents.
There are tiny firecrackers and sparklers ...and then there are rockets with bombs and true high explosives.
So often , as is done here, they are all lumped in together as though levels of severity had no bearing on what should be restricted and what does not need to be.
... all or nothing thinking.
Many here see the regulation of fireworks as an extension of firearms regulation and respond accordingly espousing similar views that any regulation on any level is bad.
This is wrong minded and illogical thinking.
Let's not forget that the source the Boston Marathon bombers had for their lethal explosives was a fireworks stand in libertarian New Hampshire. He and the Times Square bomber BOTH went to the exact same fireworks store in New Hampshire. Such an unregulated source of black powder is not available in Massachusetts or new York State.
Last edited by Buck Ewer; 07-05-13 at 04:52 PM.
Don't see the point really. People will just go over the border to Canada or Mexico to buy them, and a black market will be created.
People like fireworks because they're fun, celebratory, and pretty. They won't stop using them, not now. Plus it's pretty rare to see people using them outside of special occasions... they'll get weird stares from people.
On the days when most people are using them, it's called growing a thicker skin. Just deal with it.
This is America, and I'm a bleeding heart regulation loving liberal. Fireworks should not be outlawed at all, and anyone of any age should be able to buy them and fire them off anywhere. I love me some fireworks