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Old 01-06-2011, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Miami
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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.


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Um, according to who? Here is an excerpt from an article by tampabay.com/news:

In Florida, it's illegal to buy, sell or explode consumer fireworks — even on your own property — unless you (A) have a city permit to shoot off fireworks for the public to enjoy; (B) will use the explosives to scare off birds from a farm or fish hatchery; or (C) you work on a railroad and need to light or clear a path for your train. The state defines "fireworks" to include standard fireworks, projectile fireworks, launchable rockets with stands, M-80s and bottle rockets.

Here is the link to the full articel:
Florida's fireworks laws: What's legal, and what's not? - St. Petersburg Times

Cite your facts, folks!
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Palm Bay, FL
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Um, according to who? Here is an excerpt from an article by tampabay.com/news:

In Florida, it's illegal to buy, sell or explode consumer fireworks — even on your own property — unless you (A) have a city permit to shoot off fireworks for the public to enjoy; (B) will use the explosives to scare off birds from a farm or fish hatchery; or (C) you work on a railroad and need to light or clear a path for your train. The state defines "fireworks" to include standard fireworks, projectile fireworks, launchable rockets with stands, M-80s and bottle rockets.

Here is the link to the full articel:
Florida's fireworks laws: What's legal, and what's not? - St. Petersburg Times

Cite your facts, folks!
Sparklers, fountains, tanks, and other ground-based fireworks are completely legal in FL though. You can even buy them at Publix, no paperwork necessary. I suspect the person you quoted is from a place like NY where everything, even sparklers, are illegal. He or she may not know that there is a distinction between aerial fireworks and explosives and legal ground-based fireworks.

I was completely stunned when one of my friends from NY told me sparklers were illegal there. It's just seems so absurd...
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Miami
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Jdoty,

The article goes on to state that it's not including things like sparklers and those white things that snap when you throw them on the grown or those little plastic champagn bottles that shoot confetti as "consumer fireworks".
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Old 01-08-2011, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Here is a site that states each state law.

Directory of State Laws



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Um, according to who? Here is an excerpt from an article by tampabay.com/news:

In Florida, it's illegal to buy, sell or explode consumer fireworks — even on your own property — unless you (A) have a city permit to shoot off fireworks for the public to enjoy; (B) will use the explosives to scare off birds from a farm or fish hatchery; or (C) you work on a railroad and need to light or clear a path for your train. The state defines "fireworks" to include standard fireworks, projectile fireworks, launchable rockets with stands, M-80s and bottle rockets.

Here is the link to the full articel:
Florida's fireworks laws: What's legal, and what's not? - St. Petersburg Times

Cite your facts, folks!
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:13 PM
 
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Did you seriously just compare lighting a bottle rocket to getting behind of a vehicle drunk?!?!?
Did you SERIOUSLY get that from reading what I typed?!?!?!?
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:21 PM
 
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Some kids a few houses down are lighting off fireworks as I speak and its Jan 13th. Its pretty safe to say there's a solid two months of fireworks in the state of Florida when you factor in the 4th of july and New Years. Pretty soon we'll have to designate a few weeks around Memorial Day and Vets Day and when that happens its 4-5 months of fireworks at any hour of the day. I swear its almost impossible to escape from the noise pollution in Florida. Where I live there's idiots flying their cmmuter planes about 100 ft above the homes at 5am. Not to mention the wasteful low flying helicopters to track the fugitives that are never caught.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:38 PM
 
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ugh I just hate fireworks. they remind me to much of mortar rounds in Iraq. Its my fault for living in downtown saint pete but I still hate them. Freaks me out all the time. I know they are fireworks but my body tells me its mortar rounds and to take cover. On July 4th and New Years....of course they like to shoot fireworks for any dang reason down here...but those two holidays I end up in the 4th floor at the VA sleeping through it. Its a padded room. I cant hear crap. Good Sleep for me.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:45 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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What about the tradition of firing gunshots into the air at midnight?
Hate it.
Only in Florida.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Florida -
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Fireworks are illegal in Florida and everyone knows that signing a paper saying that one is using fireworks to keep birds away from crops or build a railroad is only a lie disguised as a loophole.

There are an amazing number of large fireworks stores located across Florida and the Southeast, all apparently able to stay in business year-round based on this loophole (?) --- As we drove back to Florida from Atlanta today, we passed at least 6-8 fireworks stores, each of which had an average of 10 cars ... all ostensibly driven by farmers with bird problems (or railroad builders). - Happy New Year!
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:59 AM
 
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I agree wholeheartedly... This would never occur in New York.. Noise ordinances.. etc etc etc.. and they just continued going off for more than 4 hours... now that's rude! Then you add if they were under the influence of alcohol or drugs just makes a bad equation all around!
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