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Old 12-10-2008, 04:01 PM
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Just on the news. I know some vendors will have a hard time with this, but the fire danger and the preventive use of water to wet the house and lawns just weren't a trade-off!

http://www.ksat.com/news/18247144/detail.html (broken link)

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Old 12-10-2008, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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I'm happy to hear that one

it's not safe at all to have them this year
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Old 12-10-2008, 05:25 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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It's sad the weather conditions don't permit fireworks, but I'm glad to hear the county is doing their part in avoiding a repeat of New Years 2008.
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Old 12-10-2008, 05:29 PM
 
Location: South Pasadena
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Dang. I'll be in SA at my Moms house for New Years. I was looking forward to shooting off fireworks, it's the only chance I ever get to do it legally.
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Old 12-10-2008, 05:40 PM
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There was a comment on the news report that the local churches would suffer because of the lack of "fundraising" that goes with the sale of fireworks. I didn't realize any of the money went to charities...

I wonder if some creative mind can come up with a quick campaign for collecting some of that money folks would ordinarily spend on fireworks and donate it directly to a charity?
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Old 12-11-2008, 04:44 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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They have been saying that fireworks are illegal or banned for a long time now. Ever since some girl died from getting hit with a bottle rocket. But every year I still hear those fireworks going off. The cops sure do a great job enforcing it.
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Old 12-11-2008, 04:59 AM
 
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They have been saying that fireworks are illegal or banned for a long time now. Ever since some girl died from getting hit with a bottle rocket. But every year I still hear those fireworks going off. The cops sure do a great job enforcing it.
How can they possibly enforce it?
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Old 12-11-2008, 05:58 AM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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How can they possibly enforce it?
They can't.
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:06 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Well, if fireworks are illegal, then that must be gunfire I hear and as such, I have the right to shoot back!

Just kidding, of course, but if the county announced that it would sure reduce the number of people shooting fireworks!

Seriously, it is a smart move. The ban last Fourth of July did greatly reduce the folks in my neighborhood from setting off fireworks. I still could see and hear some; but at least they weren't on my street. And the Fourth of July prior, I was hit by a bottle rocket set off by one of my neighbors, who had been drinking. It burned a hole in my arm and ruined one of my favorite pirate t-shirts from Savannah, Georgia. Luckily, I was in front of a group of kids as had I not been there, it would have hit them. Ever since, I have not liked the idea of neighborhood fireworks...

Cheers! M2
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Old 12-11-2008, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Golden, CO
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it wont stop much. just us few who follow the law. there will be fire works all over and fires started left and right. they could enforce it, would just cost some money they dont have.
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