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Home fireworks

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by TheSportsPredictor, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    It's really not difficult. If I want to shoot fireworks, I have to go through the proper process of getting a license and following both local laws and state laws (mandating insurance for one thing). I can't just decide to shoot off fireworks and cry stupid if I get arrested.

    There is a proper channel in place for anyone who wants to set off a fireworks display. Plenty of folks legally go through the process every year. So the way I see you, you have two options. Either get rid of the process entirely and allow anyone who wants to shoot off fireworks in their yard to do so or enforce the process and arrest anyone who doesn't comply.

    It's not difficult. It's the law.
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I love you so much right now.
  3. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I've got a few packs of bottle rockets, but haven't lit any this year.
    We lit a mess of them last year.

    And the year before that a guy I knew blew his finger off with a mortar. I had just left that party, and I found out the next day that it happened 15 minutes after I left.
  4. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    I'm out in the sticks, on the boundary of a town that is somewhat sprawled out (and thus far from a police station), and another town that has no police station, just two state troopers during daylight hours. As you can imagine, it has been going splendidly for the past couple days, as my neighborhood has sounded like a war zone from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  5. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    States like Pennsylvania try to have it both ways. Non-residents can buy botte rockets, Roman candles and other projectiles. Fireworks are banned for the regular Joe in New Jersey and New York, and lawmakers are just trying to get the tax revenue knowing those fireworks are illegal in most states back East.
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Well, like it or not the rules are the rules. If it needs to be amended, that's a different argument but just because something is hard does not mean people should be able to just choose to ignore the rules in place.
  7. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Wait, people cross borders to get things they can't get back home?

  8. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Why do people even bother with this shit? Spend the money on a hooker or an Arena Football ticket.
  9. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    Or Lingerie Football, the best of both worlds!
  10. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Are you really that bothered by people lighting fireworks?
    Relax, Francis.
  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    They should face SEVERE criminal penalties. Look, you shoot fireworks illegally, you need to pay the price. And if you're going to start allowing exceptions because one family or one person works really hard and, gee golly, they deserve to chase the American dream, then why not get rid of all laws?

    Whether or not you have a problem with the law is not the issue. If you feel that passionately, get the laws changed. But, until they are changed, you have to follow them. That's how a country based on law works.
  12. I think the problem isn't with people lighting fireworks, per se. At least for me it isn't. It's people why think July 4th spans from June 20 to July 10th. And those same people think they can put on a show just like the big guys. They can't. It's just stupid, and loud, and really really annoying.
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