Thursday, July 06, 2017

Fireworks, Legal and Illegal

Well, we've survived another Fourth of July, albeit with diminished hearing from all the ass clowns who insist on sharing their vast arsenal of firecrackers, cherry bombs, M80s, sparklers, Roman candles, and noisy, blazing fireworks of all kinds for a week before and a few days after the holiday. You'd never guess that many types of these fireworks are illegal in many states and municipalities.

Yes, you heard that correctly.

Many states and municipalities across the country restrict the sale and use of fireworks, because somebody might get hurt ... but you can buy all sorts of firearms without restriction*.

That noise you hear with what's left of your hearing is the sound of logic shattering.

Have a good day. Come back tomorrow for more Great Moments in Editing and Signage ... more seditious thoughts then.


* Don't get your knickers in a twist ... I know that the Constitution guarantees the right to "keep and bear arms," and says nothing about "fireworks." Nevertheless, the fact remains that we restrict sale and use of fireworks in the interest of safety, while tens of thousands of people are killed and injured by firearms ... which is pretty stupid.


eViL pOp TaRt said...

Locally, the fireworks stands sell unsold fireworks cheaply afterwards to reduce stock. Therefore, fireworks go on for days after the Fourth or New Year's Eve.

Mike said...

There were 70 fires started by fireworks just in the City of St. Louis the other night.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Fireworks wouldn't be bad if they kept it to the Fourth.

Gonzo Dave said...

In Tucson we refer to the July 4th city-sponsored fireworks show as "the annual torching of 'A' Mountain."

Something *always* goes wrong and there's a brushfire (or worse). Always.

allenwoodhaven said...

With both fireworks and guns, you absolutely have to know what you are doing. Any exception is risky and stupid. NJ just legalized sparkler type fireworks, but not aerial or exploding types. All types are easily accessible just across the border in PA.

Your footnote says it all Safety is a legitimate concern for society.