Should fireworks be sold to the general public?

I don’t think so! I think it is far more trouble than its worth…fireworks in the wrong hands can be fatal! And we ALL know a shop or two that sells to anyone. i seen an 11 year old get a rocket from my corner shop. The keepers dont care – as long as they get a sale.
I think that we should only have organised events for firework displays. And for example, if you want to host a personal party, it should be subject to license and the amount ordered or bought should be controlled.

I know it sounds a little like a dictator thing to say – but honestly, would people be THAT bothered by it? What does everyone else think?

Chosen Answer:

You can either sell them to public or the public can make it themselves. I can get the instructions right online.

It does sound like a dictator thing to say. Considering that household products put together the right way can make a bomb. Are we to stop selling cleaning products now because you’re afraid some kid might make one?
by: Tyrian
on: 30th October 07

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6 Responses to “Should fireworks be sold to the general public?”

  1. mbcmpbll says:

    If you feel some places are selling fireworks to children under age, call your local police department and inform them what is going on. All fireworks should be under the digression of an adult when there are under age children involved. Yes, some people are not considerate of others. If fireworks are going off at areas and times it should not be, call your local police and turn them in, you can remain anonymous.

  2. sunny8463 says:

    I don’t think that they should be sold to children under the age of 18 but they should be legal for everyone else. I grew up in GA and we had our own fireworks every year with the neighbors. The area has built up a lot now but when I was a child there really wasn’t much out there, we were far enough from ATL for it to be a hassle to go there during the fourth so we had our own celebration in the neighborhood.

    We also played with bottle rockets and things like that and no one blew up. No one was seriously injured by anything that we did. If you use them responsibly, there’s no reason to ban them. I just don’t get the push to ban everything because a few idiots don’t know how to use them responsibly or want to cry and whine when they screw something up. We used to shoot each other with bb guns and no one died, no one was seriously injured and no one went crying to to anyone’s parents about their child being subjected to cruel treatment. People are wimps these days.

  3. minus says:

    So a few buy them and kill themselves. The number will be far less than those that drive cars and kill themselves and others. Yes, I know very few care at all about how many die on the roads but seem to want to ban everything else that is so much safer. Looks like more than forty thousand this year in the USA that will die on the roads. Why don’t you try and get cars banned?

  4. Tyrian says:

    You can either sell them to public or the public can make it themselves. I can get the instructions right online.

    It does sound like a dictator thing to say. Considering that household products put together the right way can make a bomb. Are we to stop selling cleaning products now because you’re afraid some kid might make one?

  5. Owl says:

    I do not believe fireworks should be sold to the public frankly because I believe too many people today just aren’t responsible enough to be trusted with sparklers much less other materials that can burn down the neighbor’s house and I’m talking about mom and dad standing outside watching their kids fire bottle rockets down the street, shooting off cherry bombs and I’m not talking about 1 or 2 parents the neighborhood is outside knowing these fireworks are illegal but do are say nothing about it and it goes on year, after year. I called the police 2 twice and they said they investigated however they couldn’t find anything. I hear illegal fireworks going off for hours and you say you can’t find anything-what’s wrong with this picture.

  6. glaux_athena says:

    In Pennsylvania, fireworks are sold all over the place! The buyer should be 18 years old, but kids get them all the same. The big fireworks are only sold to those who have a pyrotechnics’s license. I originally came from NJ where fireworks are illegal, so this was all culture shock to me. I had once seen a kid who had only two fingers left on his right hand because of a firecracker. I don’t – and won’t – allow my child to play with them.
    Surprisingly enough, there is LESS fireworks shooting all over the place on the 4th of July in PA than there was in NJ. The folks out here also pretty much stop shooting off their firecrackers around 9:00 and would rather watch the big fireworks displays in Honesdale or by Lake Wallenpaupack. I guess most people can handle it themselves without a lot of laws imposed on them.

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