Are Fireworks Legal Where You Live?

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Are Fireworks Legal Where You Live?

HippieFeet HippieFeet
They are in my city! Sadly, they removed the ban on the sale of Piccolo Petes.. I really hate those things!
06/20/2012
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Bethy Cassatt Bethy Cassatt
Thank God Virginia is hick as hell. Fireworks are a given.
06/20/2012
Sammi Sammi
Only outside the city limits here.
06/20/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
It is illegal to sell or buy them unless both seller and buyer have a license but people of course buy them without license. It's illegal to set them off without a license. But honestly, everyone around here does it and I've never heard of anyone getting in trouble over it. It only happens 4th of July weekend and the cops just tend to "ignore" it since they have more important things to worry about like drunk drivers. My family has a big get together and a cousin and his friends let them off and we've had cops stop by and talk/watch and just tell everyone to be careful. They are pretty laid back about it.
06/21/2012
GONE! GONE!
No, but it doesn't stop people from playing with them here.
06/21/2012
Beck Beck
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Originally posted by Zombirella
It is illegal to sell or buy them unless both seller and buyer have a license but people of course buy them without license. It's illegal to set them off without a license. But honestly, everyone around here does it and I've never heard of ...
What she said!

It's illegal to sell certain ones here, but they surrounding states it's not. So, everyone I know takes a trip down there and picks up massive amounts of Fireworks. They end up selling them to friends. And whatever is left they set off.

We are skipping fireworks this year unless we are in a better environment then last year. Being surrounded by drunk people setting off fireworks in the city, isn't a good idea. We had fireworks shoot right into the crowd last year. And I had my two children with me. We decided it wasn't smart to be around drunk people lighting fireworks without having some space to be far enough away.
06/21/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
They are not allowed to be set off (anything that leaves the ground or explodes) in town but in the outskirts where we live it is not enforced. We live right on the border though and all kinds of fireworks can be bought just ten minutes away.

We usually buy a small package for the kids to enjoy when the sun goes down but we make it a day of shooting the guns so we get more bang than just the fireworks.
06/21/2012
puppylove puppylove
Private fireworks are currently under state wide ban right now where I live thanks to massive wildfires burning and perfect conditions for more fires to start
06/21/2012
indiglo indiglo
It's illegal here, but it sure doesn't stop people from doing it! With the severe drought we're experiencing there is also a burn ban - but I don't think that's going to keep people from setting them off. I've already been hearing them every night since last weekend. I really dislike it.
06/21/2012
BG529 BG529
SC It's not illegal
06/21/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
Err..kinda? They are, but outside city limits they can be sold and then everyone just pops them anyhow. No one seems to actually enforce the law, so it's rather pointless.
06/21/2012
RosesThorns RosesThorns
The State of Colorado has banned them (again) this year. It has been tooo dry and we already have a big ass fire to deal with. And while I will miss the fireworks, I am REALLY ok with the ban. I think they are beautiful but then end up causing me to have a panic attack every damn time.
06/21/2012
J5ive J5ive
Yes but only when we are not under a fire ban
06/21/2012
Rossie Rossie
Anything that explodes, ejects balls of fire, flies into the air, or travels more than 12 inches into the air are illegal here in Oregon, but people still buy them over in Washington, and sneak them back in every year. I hate it when my neighbors blast off huge fireworks, my poodle is so scared (even after he's taken his tranquilizer) and don't know where to hide. The worst is when people don't know when to stop, continue blasting those damn things off way pass midnight; and that's when I (and a lot of other residents) start calling the police.
06/21/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
They just changed the laws in Michigan last December/January 1st. Now we can pretty much do most fireworks I could get in Beck's state.

I'm sure they're still more restricted in the city.
06/21/2012
js250 js250
Hell yeah!!! There is also a reservation to go to within 100 miles--I always go get the really good stuff. We usually light them off until 3-4 am. Thank goodness for rural areas with few neighbors!!!!
06/21/2012
All His All His
Not sure but everyone still does, I even have neighbors who set them off without even needing a holiday
06/22/2012
pirkit pirkit
They are legal in Tennessee. There's already several places set up to buy them.
06/22/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
In our area of Seattle, every local town has their own fireworks code. Unfortunately, our city still has fireworks and that two homes on our street burnt down within the last 6 years!! The City Counsel is still debating whether or not to continue this holiday trend. In the alternative, there are several large fireworks displays in Seattle that people can enjoy without putting body or property at risk.
06/22/2012
Schmidyslave Schmidyslave
YES I have two kids and a dog that HATES fireworks and my ass hole neighbors think its not rude to shoot them off at midnight and wake up the damn neighborhood. I hate the city.
06/23/2012
HippieFeet HippieFeet
It is illegal where I live to sell certain ones (I think it's the big explosion ones used in your standard fireworks display) but EVERYONE has them anyway. Cops don't seem to care.. I'll hear the cop sirens so maybe they care sometimes, but I've seen a cop have to wait for someone to light one in the street and they didn't do anything. I wish I knew where to buy the big ones!!!!!

I am in Southern California, so I think a lot of areas don't allow them to be sold at all (any kind) because of fire season.
06/23/2012
RiahPapaya RiahPapaya
Legal in Texas unless there is a burn ban in your county. Texas droughts suck
06/24/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by HippieFeet
They are in my city! Sadly, they removed the ban on the sale of Piccolo Petes.. I really hate those things!
VERY Illegal and enforced as such. However, the next STATE over (a few miles away) sells them LEGALLY and there are stores all over the border area, so people stock up by the ton. Strange how laws are SO different from state to state.
06/24/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Schmidyslave
YES I have two kids and a dog that HATES fireworks and my ass hole neighbors think its not rude to shoot them off at midnight and wake up the damn neighborhood. I hate the city.
Sounds like you need to be ticked at your neighbor, not the city.
06/24/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
They just changed the laws in Michigan last December/January 1st. Now we can pretty much do most fireworks I could get in Beck's state.

I'm sure they're still more restricted in the city.
If they would legalize them NATIONALLY, they could set up some standards and some safety codes, but at it is, there is a city to city difference even. Crazy quilted laws.
06/24/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by BG529
SC It's not illegal
That is why they sell millions of dollars worth to Georgians.
06/24/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
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Originally posted by Bignuf
If they would legalize them NATIONALLY, they could set up some standards and some safety codes, but at it is, there is a city to city difference even. Crazy quilted laws.
The growing trend in setting off fireworks has to be a LOCAL issue. Period. Just as there are different speed limits to drive cars in different states, counties, and towns, so does there need to be a 'speed limit' in the use and type of fireworks people set off. Unfortunately, more and more people try to obtain illegal fireworks and that puts everyone at risk, both property and person. It is a thrill seeking thing; everyone wants to out-do their neighbor. I have seen first hand someones home burn down because of the irresponsible conduct of people using fireworks, especially illegal ones. As the phrase goes, "Give them an inch, they will take a mile"! Some people, not all, just don't know how to conduct themselves in a responsible and safe manner and that it is sad.

Yes, I agree with you that the conduct is an individual one, but sadly, a local code has to be in place to protect the majority. If you don't believe me, just look at how peanut butter was removed from school lunches just because of one kid being allergic to nuts!
06/24/2012
goo goo
Illegal, too dry here
06/27/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
They're legal here, and I swear every vacant storefront in the city has a temporary fireworks store this time of year. We're supposed to be allowed to set them off starting on June 29. That is, of course, contingent on what's going on with the burn ban...
06/27/2012
prettynpink prettynpink
not here in ohio
06/27/2012
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