Does your state allow you to buy fireworks?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-25-2013
Does your state allow you to buy fireworks?
Thu, 07-03-2014 - 12:26pm

My state does and I wish it didn't. I love a party just as much as the next person but I can't stand the endless hours of bangs and booms all over my neighborhood all night on the 4th of July. Then the sirens. Someone always gets carried away and then hurt. It is almost always some man trying to impress his children or worse, a child trying to light something that explodes.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-08-2008
Thu, 07-03-2014 - 1:10pm

Nope, but people still do. I hate it. I don't mind seeing professionally done fireworks, but the idiots that do it at home and set things on fire make me nuts. We had one that hit our screen window and burned right through. :( Luckily the window was down, but still, we have old wood windows and it could have gotten stuck and set the whole house ablaze.

“Are people born wicked, or is wickedness trust upon them?” 

Community Leader
Registered: 07-31-1998
Fri, 07-11-2014 - 11:44pm

My state does but not my city. I live in Northern CA and we are suffering a terrible drought. Everything around here is tinder dry and we had three huge fires in my county over the 4th of July weekend. SO I hardily support by city in not allowing fireworks. We had a wonderful city display so it wasn't like we were fireworks deprived!