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Police Issue Warning On Purchase Of Illegal Fireworks

There are 26 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jul 1, 2008, titled Police Issue Warning On Purchase Of Illegal Fireworks. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

You know those fireworks for sale at roadside stands across the state? Be careful.

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I Am A Bar Card

Oxford, CT

#1 Jul 1, 2008
Fireworks are legal in many states. When will the people of Connecticut put a stop to these ridiculous laws?

Needless arrests because of needless laws.
The Shadow

AOL

#2 Jul 1, 2008
I Am A Bar Card wrote:
Fireworks are legal in many states. When will the people of Connecticut put a stop to these ridiculous laws?
Needless arrests because of needless laws.
Fireworks are legal in about 38 States.
This type of enforcement by the State Police is nothing more than another form of revenue collection.
The State Police should concentrate on catching real live criminals,like they used to do many years ago.

Hey if people break out a gram scale to weigh the powder content on their fireworks thay may get arrested for possesion of drug paraphanalia.
Corruption

South Haven, MI

#3 Jul 1, 2008
So much for "Land of the Free" We are ina police state, the police are so corrupt and not educated enough to make judgement calls. So here we are Cellabrating the Independance of USA, and my kid cannot even hold a sparkler.. Glad I can be so restrained on "Independace Day" Government needs to stay out of our lives and let us live free.. Well I guess that is what you get when you found a country on the freedom to own slaves..
Idunwentanburntm uhself

East Hampton, CT

#4 Jul 1, 2008
Gotta go to PA for anything good .
Konnecticut_Bett er_Yet

Brewster, NY

#5 Jul 1, 2008
"Arrested", "Seized". "Face Charges". Ah, the vocabulary of the nanny state. Of course, adults should have the liberty to blow off what they want, so of course the "children-suffer-burns " is interjected. Jesus, declare Konnecticut a police state and fly the swastika already and be done with it.
Konnecticut_Bett er_Yet

Brewster, NY

#6 Jul 1, 2008
I'm so pissed off right now I think I'll take a road trip to New Hampshire, the live free or die state, to cool off. And of course pick up a few boxes of the most dangerous and powerful fireworks they have to offer, just for spite.
Konnecticut_Bett er_Yet

Brewster, NY

#7 Jul 1, 2008
I Am A Bar Card wrote:
Fireworks are legal in many states. When will the people of Connecticut put a stop to these ridiculous laws?
Needless arrests because of needless laws.
Since when have the people had a say in Connecticut? That it, those who don't staple a check to the letter to their legislator.
Mike

Plainville, CT

#8 Jul 1, 2008
Konnecticut_Better_Yet wrote:
I'm so pissed off right now I think I'll take a road trip to New Hampshire, the live free or die state, to cool off. And of course pick up a few boxes of the most dangerous and powerful fireworks they have to offer, just for spite.
Don't bother with New Hampshire. Pennsylvania is as far away as New Hampshire. I went there last week and let me tell you The best. way better than up north. 84 west to the first exit in PA. Exit #53
NoUseForAName

Worcester, MA

#9 Jul 1, 2008
Thank you government for babysitting me.

I really appreciate it.

Honest.

Really... I thank you for interfering with everything I'd like to do.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT!

Sincerely,
Mr. NoFunAtAll

P.S. Thanks for letting me NOT make decisions for myself. They might have been "bad" ones.

*plants face in palm*
nedman

Greenwich, CT

#10 Jul 1, 2008
Fireworks have been around for thousands of years, but the State of CT will put an end to that! A hefty campaign contribution to any senator who sponsors legislation to finally make 'em legal. Folks want their bottle rockets and roman candles on the 4th!!
Vigilante

Topsham, ME

#11 Jul 1, 2008
I wonder how many robberies, muggings, rapes, assaults, shootings, etc. will occur across the state during the duration of these firework seizing operations?

Connecticut is such a joke with so many meaningless laws. And it seems to continue getting worse. I agree with an earlier post. A trip to New Hampshire is in order.

I'm all for safety but 16 years old to run around with a sparkler on the Independence Day? Being in a military and patriotic family, I take great offense to such nonsense when I see much larger problems plaguing the State with no end in sight.
Paul Bahre

Granby, CT

#12 Jul 1, 2008
What do you expect to hear from Cops? These things are safe and legal. 1st they like to tell you the danger, for justification. 2. Then they spread out and have a huge undercover investigation. The law in CT or illegal fireworks is a minimal 50 dollar ticket. How come everywhere I ever lived in this state it looks like war zone on the 4th of July weekend? Because no one not even the cops really care. It's like back in the 70's in Bushnell Park and everyone was smoking weed and the cops just stood around, no one really cared to bust that many people. Now as for handing sparklers to your children, be careful and don't be an idiot. Let them know that thing is red hot and will not feel good. It really can put an eye out. I know my parents let me run around with sparklers, and they were illegal . We also, as children, had bottle rocket wars and blew up firecrackers in our hands, didn't feel good but hey we are not the worse for wear after it's all said and done.
Paul Bahre

Granby, CT

#13 Jul 1, 2008
Konnecticut_Better_Yet wrote:
"Arrested", "Seized". "Face Charges". Ah, the vocabulary of the nanny state. Of course, adults should have the liberty to blow off what they want, so of course the "children-suffer-burns " is interjected. Jesus, declare Konnecticut a police state and fly the swastika already and be done with it.
It's not the swastika, it's the hammer and cycle that they fly over the state capital. Come on now gotta a little politically correct. Winston Churchill said "National Socialism is the Bastard Child of Communism" We are not bastards in CT, We are Communists.(to the same effect)
Tim

Monroe, CT

#14 Jul 1, 2008
Huge waste of taxpayer resources. The CT police are out of control.

“JUSTICE FOR ALL”

Since: Apr 08

EAST HADDAM, CONNECTICUT

#15 Jul 1, 2008
sounds unconstitutional to me. perhaps instead of picking on patriotic people this 4th of july the connecticut state police should focus it's resources upon bringing the states multibillion dollar illegal drug trade to a halt, thoroughly investigate connecticut's practices and patterns of public corruption in judicial and governmental services operations and clean up their own house especially senior level managers whom believe they can abuse their authority to silence internal and external reports of fraud waste and abuse in state police operations
Caulbearer

Plantsville, CT

#16 Jul 1, 2008
Why don't they go after the people that sell them?

If the fireworks are for sale, it's logical that the consumers will think these are all legal. After all, they aren't buying them out of the back of some guy's car !

Any business considered legitimate should be penalized when selling illegal fireworks, and consumers should not bear the punishment.
Billy

Ratchaburi, Thailand

#17 Jul 1, 2008
Corruption wrote:
So much for "Land of the Free" We are ina police state, the police are so corrupt and not educated enough to make judgement calls. So here we are Cellabrating the Independance of USA, and my kid cannot even hold a sparkler...
Well of course not. Your kid might get hurt, and you're incapable of figuring that out for yourself. You aren't competent enough to raise your own kids and you should be thankful the state of CT is standing by to step in and do it for you.(end sarcasm)
idiots

Shelton, CT

#18 Jul 1, 2008
this state is so stupid. i bought my roman candles and bottle rockets and we are gonna have a ball.

The cops need to sit down and get some beer and enjoy the fun as well.

Raising the price of gas EACH DAY IS ILLEGAL SO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT.
Wet Blanket

United States

#19 Jul 1, 2008
Yeah, those blasts going off at midnight are just great. Especially when the drunk idiots scream and holler after each one explodes, but what the hell, it's all just for fun, right? Too bad if your neighbor's trying to sleep, or if it scares the sh*t out of your neighbor's two year-old or makes their dog pi*s itself. BTW, what holiday is on My 17th? Or June 20th? Or August 1st?
downeaster

Ashburn, VA

#20 Jul 2, 2008
another example of a legislature that is to large and meets to often with no reaol business to do, ergo lets be big brother and watch over the idiots that elected us.

this law was a mistake from the start, same aws the state income tax. spend less and balance the budget with all of the casino,otb and lottery income.

leave the little patriots alone

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