Lift the ban on "Safe and Sane" fireworks ("fountains", "sparklers", "smoke balls", "snakes", "ground spinners", "pinwheels", most novelty fireworks, and "toy trick noisemakers").
Dennis Da Ponte
This petition closed almost 3 years ago
Enough is enough! Right now it is a Class 1 misdemeanor to light a sparkler within the city limits of many cities across the United States. The United States Consumer Products Safety Commission...
Enough is enough! Right now it is a Class 1 misdemeanor to light a sparkler within the city limits of many cities across the United States. The United States Consumer Products Safety Commission did a study in 2012 and determined that during the busiest firework season of the year, between June 22nd and July 22nd, only 28 injuries were sustained from sparklers and fountain fireworks on a daily average. http://www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/2013/06/cpsc-science-fireworks-injuries-2013-update/ Officials in cities AROUND THE COUNTRY are all of a sudden deeming these "Safe and Sane" fireworks a threat to public safety and are banning them. If our Elected Leaders do not have the rational judgement to weigh precaution and the freedom to enjoy a long celebrated American pastime, celebrating with sparklers and fountain fireworks, then WE MUST ACT NOW to restore reason!!!