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Old 03-09-2015, 12:07 PM
Status: "reppin ALL of Georgia" (set 3 days ago)
 
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I support this measure, it will be a good way to generate revenue for the state. If this passes folks won't have to drive to Alabama or South Carolina.
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A fireworks bill cleared the state House of Representatives Monday 119-49 after a relatively brief debate.
House Bill 110 would expand the sale of fireworks in Georgia well beyond current law, which allows only sparklers, to most forms of fireworks commonly sold in other states.
In fact, the main argument the bill's supporters mounted was that Georgia is losing tax revenue to the states surrounding Georgia.
"Any one of us who live on the border counties can go across the line," said Rep. Tom McCall, R-Elberton, one of the bill's cosponsors. "Ninety percent of the tags in those parking lots [of fireworks stores] have a peach on them."
Georgia lawmakers move toward legalizing fireworks - Atlanta Business Chronicle
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Old 03-09-2015, 03:24 PM
 
Location: atlanta
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seems like an easy choice to me. of course this will probably have a lot more economic impact for rural georgians.
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:22 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Do fireworks stores make a profit? South Carolina has seen many fly-by-night fireworks stores that are open for a week before major celebrated holidays, specifically Independence Day and New Year's Eve, and disappear for months.
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Old 03-09-2015, 10:34 PM
 
Location: In your feelings
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Well, after they've legalized fireworks and made Christianity the state religion we'll be able to have ourselves one hell of a party. Whatever happened with that transit funding? No bother, I think we probably have time for another gun bill...
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Old 03-09-2015, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Let's hope that if this passes (and why wouldn't it?), funding can be designated towards transportation and education.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I'm all for more freedom and so I kinda have to support this.

But I can't help but think this will be overall negative for Georgia. Fireworks are dangerous as hell, it surprises me that they are legal anywhere.

Hey, maybe it will help get the idiots that live all around me to stop shooting guns up in the air on NYE. One can hope
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