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Should Ohioans be permitted to use consumer fireworks within the state?

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WatchDog

Jul-02-14 5:13 PM

"I hope Ohio over turns it. Independence just isn't the same with out the fireworks."

Me three!

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Numnudz

Jun-30-14 7:34 PM

"I hope Ohio over turns it. Independence just isn't the same with out the fireworks."

Perhaps because we won our Independence with booms?

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PattiHannah

Jun-30-14 5:47 PM

The old saying on the coast is...abuse and lose the privilege. We had our handful of those "do-gooders" that had a heart attack if a bottle rocket landed on the their lawn and called us. But a majority of the time, the parents of the kids or even the big kids, would walk across the street lay out a hefty apology and clean up their yard.

But just like in Texas, the South is laid back. Plus we had the beaches, where most folks took the kids to blast the fireworks off. We had our normal handful that got out of hand but that small number never over rode the many that practiced safe firework usage.

I hope Ohio over turns it. Independence just isn't the same with out the fireworks.

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PattiHannah

Jun-30-14 5:41 PM

questioner and Mtlhd you both, just made my heart earn for the coast! Fireworks in Mississippi are a blast too.

As officers, we carried extra fireworks in our units as a public relations effort. I don't know how many times we would be patrolling through the neighborhoods and the sounds of the three day firework celebration rang out.

I can remember many of days when the bottle rockets would come sailing at my police unit and the look on the kid's faces as if doom and gloom just hit. We would pull up, have a laugh, tell them about safety and hand them some sparklers and wish everybody a happy fourth and drive on.

After we moved here, my husband and I both were stunned over the silence of the fourth. It is a shame. Teaching people to police themselves with fireworks was never a problem on the coast. Neighbors policed neighbors.

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Mtlhed

Jun-30-14 4:24 PM

Questioner sez - Was in Louisiana a couple years ago visiting military kids living there. Anything and everything was allowed. Shot off stuff I'd never seen before.

That's how Texas is, at least outside of large city limits. Our whole neighborhood lights off aerial shells, large rockets, you name it. 90% of the stuff we shoot off would have some do-gooder in Salem on the phone to the cops in a heartbeat. It's a blast down here. (Pun Intended). One of these days,.... Let's just say that if you ever hear a bunch of shells going off on the east side of town one these years, it could be me, with my Texas stash.

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ts1227

Jun-28-14 2:43 PM

Hagan proposed this a few years ago, basically saying "everyone lies on the form anyway, it all goes unprosecuted, can we stop the charade?" but I think the overly moralistic block of loons from SW Ohio killed it pretty quick.

Mind you I'm sure Mr. Zoldan at Phantom paid Hagan a pretty penny to sponsor that legislation, but the rationale is correct on why it should be edited.

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Numnudz

Jun-28-14 2:03 PM

<grin>

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Numnudz

Jun-28-14 2:03 PM

<grin>

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Numnudz

Jun-28-14 2:02 PM

Q, :P is laughing. :) smiling. ;) wink! :0 astonished. [:-{ me in the morning before I grind beans. [:-) Me in the morning after the first cup.

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Numnudz

Jun-28-14 1:59 PM

No!! Not the +1 High Heels of Puncturing!!

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WatchDog

Jun-28-14 1:07 PM

Q, just throw a high heel at him, the comedian will run like crazy! :)

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questioner

Jun-28-14 10:12 AM

Okay, I've admitted ignorance before, but what is :P --is that you sticking your tongue out at me??

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Numnudz

Jun-28-14 5:07 AM

Why not? Fireworks aren't written in to the Constitution.

They both have gunpowder :P

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questioner

Jun-27-14 6:02 PM

Hey hey hey, don't compare fireworks to gun control.

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Numnudz

Jun-27-14 5:20 PM

"Answer: The Ghoul "

Yes! and Ghoulardi.

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Numnudz

Jun-27-14 5:18 PM

"The normal way laws get passed. PUNISH the entire population for the actions of a few idiots."

Yup, just like the libs and gun 'control'.

I firmly believe good gun control is putting your second round through the hole the first round made :)

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GrantMingus

Jun-27-14 1:49 PM

What?! Watchdog!!! You should love this law! Taking away people's freedom because of a few idiots is your way of doing things! We have to be safe right, and who better to make us safe than the state?!!?

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questioner

Jun-27-14 12:16 PM

Answer: The Ghoul

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WatchDog

Jun-27-14 11:28 AM

"bunch of nannies in Columbus?"

LOL, that is cute. How true, but, they were not the only nannies. A group of healthcare providers drew together all the statistics showing how many people are having to go to a hospital for emergency care for firework injuries. So those busy body nannies, convinced big brother that people were not responsible enough to practice safe firework use. That handful of idiots resulted in the rest of the entire state of Ohioans to lose their freedom with fireworks. The same ole same oh. Everybody trying to dictate how people should live and breathe. The normal way laws get passed. PUNISH the entire population for the actions of a few idiots. When you have a health care group of bleeding hearts pounding the we know best and act like they are Gods, this is the result.

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questioner

Jun-27-14 9:44 AM

One of my best memories is at my grandpa's farm and him shooting off bottle rockets for us. Normally he didn't do much with us kids, but fireworks, that was a go.

Was in Louisiana a couple years ago visiting military kids living there. Anything and everything was allowed. Shot off stuff I'd never seen before.

The only time I was injured with fireworks was as an adult when a neighbor girl handed me a just finished sparkler, wrong side into my hand. Those buggers are legal and people let toddlers and up play with those burning sticks.

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Mtlhed

Jun-27-14 8:43 AM

I did get busted back around 1987 over on Arch Street. Some snobby do-gooder neighbor lady called the cops. I got hauled down town and had to pay a $70 fine. It's one day a year. Let people enjoy their flags, cook-outs, water melon, beer and fireworks.

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Mtlhed

Jun-27-14 8:31 AM

I have always found it rediculous that a bunch of nannies in Columbus have maintained that; for my own good, I can't shoot off fireworks. I always did it anyways, but the fun was greatly hampered by having to worry about being busted. This to me falls in the "Gov't stay out my life" catagory. I've drawn more blood and wounds on myself by gathering wood for the fireplace or using a box cutter in the garage, than I ever received by lighting off firecrackers or bottle rockets.

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Numnudz

Jun-27-14 6:15 AM

I always found amusing the paper that needed to be signed where you swear the boom-booms will not be used in the State.

Geezer test: What Ohioan said long ago "Hey, cool it with the boom-booms!"

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