View Poll Results: Show fireworks be outlawed to the public

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  • Yes, they are dangerous and no reason for them

    2 3.13%
  • Yes, except allowing government fireworks shows

    3 4.69%
  • No, but not within city limits

    7 10.94%
  • No, but only adult supervised and purchased

    25 39.06%
  • No, not at all

    33 51.56%
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Thread: Should fireworks be outlawed?

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    Re: Should fireworks be outlawed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I voted "No, but with adult supervision," only because there was no "other" option. I don't think fireworks should be outlawed, but think that some of the bigger, more dangerous ones, should only be purchased by adults 18 or older.



    I find this response fairly reasonable, close to what I might have said 60 years ago.

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    Re: Should fireworks be outlawed?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Many localities ban fireworks claiming fire and personal safety reasons.
    In some places it's a legitimate concern.

    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.
    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.
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    Re: Should fireworks be outlawed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Actions and consequences. Stupid people ought to get what's coming to them.
    Not when they're kids.

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    Re: Should fireworks be outlawed?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Many localities ban fireworks claiming fire and personal safety reasons. 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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    Re: Should fireworks be outlawed?

    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.

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    Re: Should fireworks be outlawed?

    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.
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    Re: Should fireworks be outlawed?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    My experience is that most of them usually get what they asked for, one way or another.

    Just a sad fact of life.
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    Re: Should fireworks be outlawed?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Not when they're kids.
    Why not?
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    Re: Should fireworks be outlawed?

    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.

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    Re: Should fireworks be outlawed?

    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

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