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  • Most or all fireworks are legal where I live

    7 26.92%
  • Some fireworks are legal where I live

    9 34.62%
  • No fireworks are legal where I live

    7 26.92%
  • Other

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  • I would like more fireworks to be legal

    12 46.15%
  • I'm happy with the fireworks laws

    6 23.08%
  • I would like less fireworks to be legal

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Thread: Fireworks!

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    Fireworks!

    Since we're very close to the 4th, I thought it would be interesting to discuss fireworks laws.

    Are they legal where you live?

    If it was your choice, would you prefer them to be legal?

    Poll has two sections, the first dealing with current legality, and the second dealing with what you'd like to see.
    Last edited by molten_dragon; 07-03-10 at 06:55 AM.
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    Re: Fireworks!

    I live in Ohio, which has rather odd fireworks laws.

    Certain types of fireworks are completely legal (sparklers, smoke bombs, the little popper things).

    It is legal to buy other types of fireworks in the state, but you must sign a form guaranteeing that they will be taken out of the state within 48 hours.

    In practical terms, most people who buy them in the state set them off in their backyards of course. Enforcement of the laws against setting them off is incredibly lax (especially around the 4th). In fact, I've never heard of a single person who was cited under fireworks laws.

    Personally, I wish they would just legalize them.
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    Re: Fireworks!

    We're Americans. We like to shoot guns and blow **** up, and as a free people should be free to do so.


    If ya blow a hand off, that's your problem. Gov't isn't there to protect people from their own dumbassity.

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    Re: Fireworks!

    This thread cannot be without the Fireworks Song: A tribute to an elite set of men who exercise their inalienable right to shoot off fireworks.

    *raises a sparkler and sings along*

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    Re: Fireworks!

    Fireworks are legal in my county. I live 300 yards from the county line, and in the next county over fireworks are illegal. Lol my friends come the short distance to my house to shoot them off whenever they have extras.
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    Re: Fireworks!

    They are not legal here in Boston. Although some dumbass shot one the other night and the cops came. He then hit a cop...poor stupid BC kid.

    As for the second part of your question I don't think they should be legal in a large city like Boston. Way to easy to hurt some one, more so that it is a large college town and we like to drink a lot.

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    Re: Fireworks!

    Fireworks are legal, but not inside the city limits (or maybe you just have to have a permit; firework shows- like the big one the city puts on- are legal).

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    Re: Fireworks!

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    They are not legal here in Boston. Although some dumbass shot one the other night and the cops came. He then hit a cop...poor stupid BC kid.

    As for the second part of your question I don't think they should be legal in a large city like Boston. Way to easy to hurt some one, more so that it is a large college town and we like to drink a lot.

    Wellsir, out here in the boonies a sky-rocket could come down amidst some farmer's hay rolls, which as it happens might be next door to some woods with a lot of deadwood laying around, which might well be next door to a heavily-populated subdivision. Rural/suburban wildfires can be a big problem.

    But, it is actually pretty rare that fireworks cause any big problems, and hey, Freedom and Safety are often mutually exclusive terms!

    I'll sacrifice a lot of safety for more freedom.

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    Re: Fireworks!

    Fireworks are not legal here, but they are at my mother's house about 40 miles away so we always go there and shoot them off. Mostly, people here light them anyhow and I don't know how many actually get caught. I know all kinds of illegal bottle rockets and the like get launched around my mom's house and there are fire engine sirens all night, but I've never seen one catch a house on fire.
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    Re: Fireworks!

    Sparklers, smoke bombs, etc are legal here, although the cops don't give a crap about real fireworks.
    I live about 20 minutes from Alabama where they are legal and have firework stands all across the state line.
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