Every year, more people get harmed by ground fireworks such as fountains and sparklers. In South Carolina, the firework laws are very different; why can't we be like them? You're probably aware that many people illegally buy fireworks and they never get hurt. At least you never hear it on the news. What I'm trying to say is that more people get hurt by things like fountains and sparklers every year. This is probably because they're on the ground or in someone's hand. If it's on the ground, someone could just walk right into it. If it's a sparkler, a little kid could touch the 1200 degrees flame. Pyrotechnics you just light and it shoots off, away from people. Yes, if you have it to the side you could blow something (or someone) up. It would be careless actions. There's always going to be the ones that do something stupid, but that shouldn't be a reason to make safe, law abiding citizens miss out on the fun. It's like gun laws. If you make them illegal, then you'll save a few lives from gun laws...but a criminal could just get one illegally. But then, law abiding citizens can't use guns, because they're illegal, and a law abiding citizen isn't going to illegally obtain a gun. This is the same way with fireworks. By the time it's July 4th again, I hope that pyrotechnics are legalized.
Every year, more people get harmed by ground fireworks such as fountains and sparklers.
Why are pyrotechnics illegal then?
Sure, if you tilt it sideways it could shoot off and blow up something, (or somebody) but it goes the same way with ground fireworks. Someone careless could shoot a fountain in someone's face, or someone drunk could walk into the firework. By the time it's July 4th again, I, along with many others hope that pyrotechnics are legalized.