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(KOLO TV Reno)   Reno PD offering amnesty for people who turn in A) Guns, B) Drugs, or C) Fireworks?   (kolotv.com ) divider line
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2014-07-02 11:31:12 AM  
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2014-07-02 12:37:32 PM  
Considering the current drought conditions in what is, even in "wet" years, a tinderbox-dry desert environment, the use of fireworks probably presents a far greater danger in Reno than the use of firearms or drugs.  I grew up there, and fireworks have always been illegal there--even the "safe and sane" ones.
 
2014-07-02 01:17:11 PM  
Wish the cops in my city would do this. Not because the fire risk, more because the noise pollution and annoyance. My idiot neighbors will be lighting these things off for the next week or so all hours of the day. Same neighbors who can't be bothered to fix their roof or car because it's too expensive but have no qualms spending hundreds/thousands on fireworks.
 
2014-07-02 01:20:26 PM  
They gonna burn the whole desert down!
 
2014-07-02 01:23:08 PM  

Cyberluddite: Considering the current drought conditions in what is, even in "wet" years, a tinderbox-dry desert environment, the use of fireworks probably presents a far greater danger in Reno than the use of firearms or drugs.  I grew up there, and fireworks have always been illegal there--even the "safe and sane" ones.


This.  The drought (which is now in its third year) has made things unusually dry around here.  In fact, there was a house fire in the cul-de-sac behind my yard last night -- coincidentally enough, near the a-holes in the neighborhood who love shooting off their illegal fireworks at various times throughout the year.
 
2014-07-02 01:23:33 PM  
From my dangly, mangled hands
 
2014-07-02 01:26:52 PM  
Wait till they regulate produce:

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2014-07-02 01:34:27 PM  
The temptation is definitely there  You can just drive to Mustang and buy all the fireworks you want. At least that was the case last year or two
 
2014-07-02 01:36:45 PM  
Eugene, Oregon is doing that too.

People burn a couple of fields and houses with illegal fireworks in various locations across the state, and others get all upset and shiat.
 
2014-07-02 01:41:20 PM  
I heard some places out west were switching to laser light shows instead of fireworks due to drought conditions.
 
2014-07-02 01:55:37 PM  

Eric The Pilot: Wait till they regulate produce:

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This was one of the funniest shows on cable.
 
2014-07-02 02:10:58 PM  
That give me an idea. Someone should sell packs with guns , drugs and fireworks!
 
2014-07-02 02:16:13 PM  
I can see a ban during drought conditions or in areas prone to drought. My city limits them to specific days (basically May 24 and July 1 weekends) which seems to work fine. Of course the safety nazis are out in full force every summer trying to get a complete ban despite no fireworks related fires of injuries on the last five years. Our last Fire Chief tried to ban candles, fireworks, outdoor fire pits, non-electric fireplaces, and charcoal barbeques but had to back down because of public reaction.

/Made my own forewords prior to 9/11
 
2014-07-02 03:28:54 PM  
Most of the pyro will never get turned in, it will go in the officer's private vehicle for later.

Any cop who says otherwise either is fibbing or has a supervisor who is a prick/ stands over their shoulder.
 
2014-07-02 03:40:14 PM  

bearcats1983: Wish the cops in my city would do this. Not because the fire risk, more because the noise pollution and annoyance. My idiot neighbors will be lighting these things off for the next week or so all hours of the day. Same neighbors who can't be bothered to fix their roof or car because it's too expensive but have no qualms spending hundreds/thousands on fireworks.


What makes you think an amnesty plan would help?

If they are legal and allowed a week prior to the 4th I highly doubt people would go buy them and give them to the police.
 
2014-07-02 03:53:34 PM  
HA!
From the cold.
Dead.
Spot where my hand used to be!
 
2014-07-02 05:14:57 PM  
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2014-07-02 07:21:07 PM  

Dwangerous: The temptation is definitely there  You can just drive to Mustang and buy all the fireworks you want. At least that was the case last year or two


Pahrump FTW!! Some of the best fireworks stores outside the Midwest.

One thing I've often wondered is, why don't more cities designate an area, such as a bare dirt lot, where people can go and shoot off anything that is legal consumer fireworks under federal law? Liability is an issue but waivers could be signed. A few years back, Pahrump was considering such a designation ("fireworks park") but haven't heard anything more about it. I think the Indian reservation north of Vegas on the I-15, known for its great fireworks store, has a designated shooting area.

The city of San Bernardino, CA, where I lived for almost 20 years, had a fireworks friendly lot for a number of years at the local fairgrounds. It cost a couple of dollars to get in. It was not the safest place to be, but everyone had fun shooting off "whatever" without fear of setting any houses on fire. Unfortunately the lot is now occupied by a large factory building. The entire city, however, goes nuts on the 4th with tons of fireworks going off. Who needs to go to a show - any street in the city is basically its own show! SB is also a "safe and sane" fireworks city as far as sales, but no fireworks are sold north of the Crosstown Freeway due to that area's proximity to the tinder-dry San Bernardino Mountains.
 
2014-07-02 07:34:22 PM  

bearcats1983: Wish the cops in my city would do this. Not because the fire risk, more because the noise pollution and annoyance. My idiot neighbors will be lighting these things off for the next week or so all hours of the day. Same neighbors who can't be bothered to fix their roof or car because it's too expensive but have no qualms spending hundreds/thousands on fireworks.


After getting one of my trucks fixed and back on the road, I went and bought fireworks, so I'm getting a kick.

/Yay, both my trucks are running again.
//The stupid thing didn't want to start at the fireworks tent, because a battery cable came loose.  That's fixed now too.
///no, I didn't spend that much on fireworks.
 
2014-07-02 08:26:37 PM  
This is what happens to kids who play with fireworks

http://redd.it/29npid
 
2014-07-02 09:55:41 PM  
I'll be sure to do that. Right after I've used them.
 
2014-07-03 08:24:42 AM  
Fireworks stores abound in Pennsylvania on the NY/NJ border.

/Pennsylvania residents prohibited from purchasing them.
//Illegal in both NY and NJ
///Only out-of-staters can purchase

Is that farked up or what??
 
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