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Old 01-03-2011, 08:55 PM
 
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But it isn't just one night, we had them going off on Christmas Eve. So much for Silent Night Holy Night.

Also heard some last night.

Must be a redneck thang. Lived all over the country and people don't shoot off fireworks except for the 4th of July.

I could also never figure out how they're illegal but they sell them on the side of the road. Only in Florida.
As one of our younger employees said on NYD when an employee from England questioned the fireworks from the night before as we were eating breakfast" It's a Florida thing!" LOL BTW we all had to be at work at 6AM on NYD . I had closed on NYE and I still did not mind that my neighbors were out front of my house shooting fireworks with their kids at midnight. I wish my dad would have done stuff like that when I was a kid 50 years ago. ????

Technically any firework that leaves the ground is illegal in Florida, but fireworks can be used to clear area of birds so people just need to sign a paper saying they are using them for agricultural reasons.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:19 PM
 
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As one of our younger employees said on NYD when an employee from England questioned the fireworks from the night before as we were eating breakfast" It's a Florida thing!" LOL BTW we all had to be at work at 6AM on NYD . I had closed on NYE and I still did not mind that my neighbors were out front of my house shooting fireworks with their kids at midnight. I wish my dad would have done stuff like that when I was a kid 50 years ago. ????

Technically any firework that leaves the ground is illegal in Florida, but fireworks can be used to clear area of birds so people just need to sign a paper saying they are using them for agricultural reasons.
I wouldn't mind if it was just one night, but it was Christmas Eve, Christmas Day night, and continued up until Sunday night.

Same thing with the 4th of July, it starts the week before. And continues for a few nights after.

If you asked most of these people why we celebrate the 4th of July, I doubt they would know.

BTW, a few brush fires were started due to fireworks.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Palm Bay, FL
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BTW, a few brush fires were started due to fireworks.
How is that the fireworks' fault? Blame rests solely with the careless fireworks user.

I don't blame the car when a wreck happens, I blame the driver. I don't blame the gun when someone is shot, I blame the shooter. Why would fireworks be any different? And yes, it is absolutely possible to use fireworks safely.
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:21 AM
 
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How is that the fireworks' fault? Blame rests solely with the careless fireworks user.

I don't blame the car when a wreck happens, I blame the driver. I don't blame the gun when someone is shot, I blame the shooter. Why would fireworks be any different? And yes, it is absolutely possible to use fireworks safely.


Absolutely Correct!!
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Technically any firework that leaves the ground is illegal in Florida, but fireworks can be used to clear area of birds so people just need to sign a paper saying they are using them for agricultural reasons.
In other words, lie.
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Palm Bay, FL
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In other words, lie.
You can also say you're using them in the construction of a railroad! How do you know I'm not building one hell of a railroad every 4th?
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:15 PM
 
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In other words, lie.
EXTREMELY VALID POINT!!!

That being said, If everyone in DC is doing it why can't we?
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Miami
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Default The paper protects the seller, not you

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As one of our younger employees said on NYD when an employee from England questioned the fireworks from the night before as we were eating breakfast" It's a Florida thing!" LOL BTW we all had to be at work at 6AM on NYD . I had closed on NYE and I still did not mind that my neighbors were out front of my house shooting fireworks with their kids at midnight. I wish my dad would have done stuff like that when I was a kid 50 years ago. ????

Technically any firework that leaves the ground is illegal in Florida, but fireworks can be used to clear area of birds so people just need to sign a paper saying they are using them for agricultural reasons.
They did a report on the news NYE that the paper won't help out folks setting off fire works. You can still get in trouble. The paper is for the vendor of the fireworks. I buy them, I light them, and it's a risk I take...but I am safe in setting them off. A good rule of thumb is don't be a dork; meaning, be respectful of others when you do what it is that you do.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Miami
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Unless you know you have a neighbor who has PTSD; I don't. It's not like most anyone has to get up for work the next day, and it's certainly NOT as offensive as driving drunk.
Did you seriously just compare lighting a bottle rocket to getting behind of a vehicle drunk?!?!?
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Only 5 states out of 50 have made fireworks illegal. Those states are: Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. Thereby, its not only FL where fireworks abound.


Delaware
Massachusetts
New Jersey New York
Rhode Island
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