NewportBarGuy: Then it happened, kids. Late one day on July 4th, 2016, the entire state of Iowa burned to the ground after little Timmy set off a black cat in the south 40. It were a plain state, as plains states be.There was popcorn and body parts far as the eye can see.Most people don't remember now...Pepperidge Farm remembers.
CipollinaFan: Not only should they be legal, but every child should be required to play with them during the summer. Why would you stay inside and play video games when you could be launching bottle rockets and roman candles at your friends.
ilikeracecars: Raise your hands fingerless stumps if you want to legalize fireworks
Walker: Was always fun growing up in VA where fireworks are legal, and close to MD, where they are not. MD police actually set up hidden police cars near the DC/MD border, and when people buy fireworks at a fireworks stand in DC and cross the border, the police pull them over and take their boxes of fireworks (sometimes out of the hands of crying kids in the back seat) and write the driver a ticket. HA HA!
AirForceVet: I have thoughts both for and against selling fireworks to the general public.Loved buying them on TN and shooting them off as a kid.Can't stand the stupid FL loophole that allows the public to freely lie about their use and act so irresponsibly with them.Like the idiots firing guns up in the air, they come down and can make an awful mess of things.
wildcardjack: Have they had trouble with smugglers bringing in really cool fitecrackers that do more than sound like a snapped stick of spaghetti? Srsly, once you're moving product might as well get the good stuff. Hence cocaine instead of coca leaves.
Chevello: My dad grew up in Iowa, and he tells a story about a store right on the Missouri state line where the counter was in both states. You could buy fireworks on one side, but the other you couldn't. Now, I'm not going to call my dad a liar but I'm not sure I believe it.
Clemkadidlefark: [picture of tank]
Eddie T. Head: One of the reasons for them being illegal in the first place was back in the 1930s where a fireworks display in a drugstore in Spencer caught fire and burned down a good part of town.If you were to legalize them again, I'm pretty sure the local economies of the Missouri, Wisconsin and South Dakota border towns would collapse.
God-is-a-Taco: Clemkadidlefark: [picture of tank]The "tank" firework was one of the select few fireworks my mom let us get. We didn't get anything that left the ground, just smoke bombs and snakes and other terrestrial mediocrity.In hindsight it's pretty cool, but as a kid I wanted those mortars that the neighbors had.
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