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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!