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 Fiddytree View Post
    Which does not happen all that often. Proportional response, please?



    I could dig up and post a lot of articles, but I'll leave it at this one: Woman loses foot when hit by fireworks - chicagotribune.com

    Is that proportional enough for you?

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    Re: Should fireworks be outlawed?

    Quote Originally Posted by M_A View Post
    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



    If you are willing to accept the associated injuries, deaths and destruction. get after it.

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    Should fireworks be outlawed?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I could dig up and post a lot of articles, but I'll leave it at this one: Woman loses foot when hit by fireworks - chicagotribune.com

    Is that proportional enough for you?
    Accidents happen, but far far fewer of them than non-incidents. That is something to keep in mind.
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    Re: Should fireworks be outlawed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Accidents happen, but far far fewer of them than non-incidents. That is something to keep in mind.



    If you buy some fireworks and put a match to them, they will explode.

    That is not an accident, that is what fireworks are supposed to do.

    Great things for kids to play with, eh?

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    Re: Should fireworks be outlawed?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    If you buy some fireworks and put a match to them, they will explode.

    That is not an accident, that is what fireworks are supposed to do.

    Great things for kids to play with, eh?
    Yes, they are fine. You just watch and teach them, and decide who is ready for it or not.
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    Re: Should fireworks be outlawed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Yes, they are fine. You just watch and teach them, and decide who is ready for it or not.



    The kids that blow their fingers off probably weren't ready, eh?

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    Re: Should fireworks be outlawed?

    Ironic that this thread pops up just after someone lit a couple of fireworks so loud, I almost crapped my pants. The stuff they blow off now days wasn't even legal to buy when I was a kid. The biggest thing outside the professional displays were firecrackers, bottle rockets and sparklers.

    The kids aren't a problem it's the immature adults with pea brains that overdo it at inappropriate places and times.
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    Re: Should fireworks be outlawed?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Ironic that this thread pops up just after someone lit a couple of fireworks so loud, I almost crapped my pants. The stuff they blow off now days wasn't even legal to buy when I was a kid. The biggest thing outside the professional displays were firecrackers, bottle rockets and sparklers.

    The kids aren't a problem it's the immature adults with pea brains that overdo it at inappropriate places and times.
    I realized what the problem is with most of those fireworks. They are the same fireworks used by professional displays, but the lift charges are much smaller so they don't put them very high in the air before they go off. That's why they're so ridiculously loud, they're going off not that much higher than tree level. And yes, it is almost entirely adults lighting these things off, kids couldn't afford them.
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    Re: Should fireworks be outlawed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I realized what the problem is with most of those fireworks. They are the same fireworks used by professional displays, but the lift charges are much smaller so they don't put them very high in the air before they go off. That's why they're so ridiculously loud, they're going off not that much higher than tree level. And yes, it is almost entirely adults lighting these things off, kids couldn't afford them.
    They spend hundreds to literally even thousands of dollars worth in some neighborhoods. And last year before I moved out of my house someone fired off what I can only call "thunder bumpers". They were so powerful the concussive force shook through the entire house and felt like serious military ordinance. Thank goodness they could apparently only afford a few of them but they had to be illegal by even today's standards.

    I ask one of my 40yr old male neighbors cackling like a teenage ignoramus what in the hell did he find so interesting about repetitively firing off that many rockets every year? And he replied "Oh, it's not for me it's for the kids." It seems almost a little mentally challenged to find so much joy in such a simple minded act of entertainment on that scale. I mean, I can understand people doing it for 20-30 minutes once or twice a year but for every event imaginable for hours on end?
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    Re: Should fireworks be outlawed?

    No...they shouldnt be outlawed. Have to say though...when i see the people setting them off I cant help but wonder how many of them have paid for healthcare for their families before they bought that box of fireworks. We used to be OK with sparklers and watching the big city shows. Now...

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