Do You Need A Permit To Shoot Fireworks?

Do You Need A Permit To Shoot Fireworks?

There are 52 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from Jun 25, 2009, titled Do You Need A Permit To Shoot Fireworks?. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

The Fourth of July is just over a week away and people are gearing up for the celebrations by buying fireworks.

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AMERICAN

Tahlequah, OK

#1 Jun 25, 2009
I dont need a permit, or permission to shoot off fireworks!! I sure dont need to ask the city for this right!! They act like we citizens who pay there salaries are to stupid to shoot them off!! ITS PART OF BEING AMERICAN!!!

“Veteran US Army/Vietnam War”

Since: May 09

Tulsa, Oklahoma

#2 Jun 25, 2009
I am glad that it is still illegal for citizens/residents to set off fireworks in the city of Tulsa. Since I moved on July 1 last year to where I am now, I was not bothered by illegal fireworks during the 2 weeks before July 4th and the day after the 4th.

Having been where the headquarters of where I was in the Army in South Vietnam was under attack a number of times, I cannot stand to be around fireworks where local folks are setting them off.

Just 2 weeks before I left South Vietnam, the HQ of Americal Division was hit by a rocket attack. 4 of the "hooches" (living quarters) in my company were burned to the ground. If the rocket that landed on the other side of the hooch on the North Side of my building had not been a dud, it would probably set our building on fire.

My friend, Jim Early, who as a short-timer like myself with only 2 weeks, too, lost everything but what he was wearing in the fire that night. There was an alley way between his hooch (to the south) and mine. I came back to the USA on Feb. 13, 1968.
okiegirl918

United States

#4 Jun 25, 2009
I agree with the both of you. A person shouldn't have to "BUY" a permit to shoot fireworks, it's just another way for the city to make money--BUT people need to use common sense with these things also because setting them off around all the homes and businesses can be very dangerous and it isn't respecting those that don't want to hear it. I just thank God that i live out in the country to where we can do about anything we want and those that don't like it--can go home. I love fireworks, but i also respect Mr. Doty in the fact that he doesn't, therefore i would shoot them away from people. Please everyone be safe and respectful with fireworks and God Bless Everyone.
Tyler

Elizabethtown, KY

#5 Jun 25, 2009
Simple - Another way for the city to make some extra cash, period!

“Veteran US Army/Vietnam War”

Since: May 09

Tulsa, Oklahoma

#6 Jun 25, 2009
In the past, churches inside of the City Limits of Tulsa have had fireworks stand out in the Country in Tulsa County. Their members who lived in Tulsa would go out there and buy the fireworks and take them back home and set them off.

Churches should not provide the means for their members to knowingly break the law.

I do approve of professionally produced fireworks displays on Independence Day. In fact, in the early days of the USA, Congress decided that fireworks should be set off to celebrate the Holiday every year.

Oh, it is interesting that most of the fireworks set off in the USA come from China.

“Say it loud and proud.”

Since: Sep 08

Tulsa, OK

#7 Jun 25, 2009
I think it needs to reinforced that people need permits then cause I am sure a lot of people don't know this. Wonder if they have it posted on the fireworks stands?
Anyhow I do think this is crazy next schools will require kids to buy a permit to drink pop. It's getting bad.
kaiser

Tulsa, OK

#8 Jun 25, 2009
and somehow a permit will make everyone safer.... Its another revenue generating method...nothing more in my opinion.
MizzyLizzy

AOL

#9 Jun 25, 2009
Whether or not its a way for cities to make money who cares at least you don;t have to worry about being ticketed! Although I do believe that you should be able to do what you wish on your own "PRIVATE PROPERTY"!
ItsDF

Broken Arrow, OK

#10 Jun 25, 2009
MizzyLizzy wrote:
Whether or not its a way for cities to make money who cares at least you don;t have to worry about being ticketed! Although I do believe that you should be able to do what you wish on your own "PRIVATE PROPERTY"!
If that was true, a man beating up his wife, or someone using child pornography would be ok...

Since: Jun 09

Okmulgee, OK

#11 Jun 25, 2009
Joe Allen Doty in Tulsa wrote:
I am glad that it is still illegal for citizens/residents to set off fireworks in the city of Tulsa. Since I moved on July 1 last year to where I am now, I was not bothered by illegal fireworks during the 2 weeks before July 4th and the day after the 4th.
Having been where the headquarters of where I was in the Army in South Vietnam was under attack a number of times, I cannot stand to be around fireworks where local folks are setting them off.
Just 2 weeks before I left South Vietnam, the HQ of Americal Division was hit by a rocket attack. 4 of the "hooches" (living quarters) in my company were burned to the ground. If the rocket that landed on the other side of the hooch on the North Side of my building had not been a dud, it would probably set our building on fire.
My friend, Jim Early, who as a short-timer like myself with only 2 weeks, too, lost everything but what he was wearing in the fire that night. There was an alley way between his hooch (to the south) and mine. I came back to the USA on Feb. 13, 1968.
Thank you for your service for our country.
ann

Tulsa, OK

#15 Jun 26, 2009
The fourth of July is always a bad day for emergency personnel. Not only do people tend to drink more, but then we add dangerous, explosive devices to the mix!
I have no problem with banning fireworks within the city of Tulsa.
AMERICAN

Tahlequah, OK

#16 Jun 26, 2009
Joe Allen Doty in Tulsa wrote:
In the past, churches inside of the City Limits of Tulsa have had fireworks stand out in the Country in Tulsa County. Their members who lived in Tulsa would go out there and buy the fireworks and take them back home and set them off.
Churches should not provide the means for their members to knowingly break the law.
I do approve of professionally produced fireworks displays on Independence Day. In fact, in the early days of the USA, Congress decided that fireworks should be set off to celebrate the Holiday every year.
Oh, it is interesting that most of the fireworks set off in the USA come from China.
Again you think the average citizen is not qualified ? Im sorry but I dont buy into all the media crap!! more fires are started by some idiot with a cig being thrown out a window! as a vet you should be proud of this AMERICAN tradition! And just because I go to church and buy fireworks and bring them home and shhot them doesnt mean I am breaking the law!!! its a TAX revenue nothing more!!!
John

Tulsa, OK

#17 Jun 26, 2009
Broken Arrow requires a permit, I got this information from Celebration Day Fireworks in Broken Arrow at 81st and Main Street, I would recommend them to my friends.

Since: May 09

Pryor, OK

#18 Jun 26, 2009
You can't even light fireworks off in Pryor. What is it really going to hurt as long as it is done responsibly? I live on the city limits line. I can do all the stuff people in the country do but set off fireworks. Last year my son was lighting off smoke bombs and the neighbor half a mile away called the cops because the smoke was bothering her dogs!SMOKE BOMBS!!!Come on. The officer that came was very nice to us and said that we can light them off as long as no one calls and complains. Who knows...maybe we'll put on Pryor's biggest fireworks display ever this year....IN MY OWN BACKYARD.
MissMolly

Chicago, IL

#19 Jun 26, 2009
PryorNative wrote:
You can't even light fireworks off in Pryor. What is it really going to hurt as long as it is done responsibly? I live on the city limits line. I can do all the stuff people in the country do but set off fireworks. Last year my son was lighting off smoke bombs and the neighbor half a mile away called the cops because the smoke was bothering her dogs!SMOKE BOMBS!!!Come on. The officer that came was very nice to us and said that we can light them off as long as no one calls and complains. Who knows...maybe we'll put on Pryor's biggest fireworks display ever this year....IN MY OWN BACKYARD.
Had some foster kids at one point that lived behind me....they use to light smoke bombs off and throw them into the neighbors yards...so I came home one day from work and my whole backyard had burned that day.......

No fireworks in City limits means No fireworks and after what happened to me, I'll be the first person to call and report.
MissMolly

Chicago, IL

#20 Jun 26, 2009
MizzyLizzy wrote:
Whether or not its a way for cities to make money who cares at least you don;t have to worry about being ticketed! Although I do believe that you should be able to do what you wish on your own "PRIVATE PROPERTY"!
Not when what your doing explodes onto your neighbors property....!

Since: May 09

Pryor, OK

#21 Jun 26, 2009
MissMolly wrote:
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Had some foster kids at one point that lived behind me....they use to light smoke bombs off and throw them into the neighbors yards...so I came home one day from work and my whole backyard had burned that day.......
No fireworks in City limits means No fireworks and after what happened to me, I'll be the first person to call and report.
I'll repeat myself in case you didn't make it through my whole post. What's it going to hurt if it is done responsibly? I feel bad for what has happened to you in the past by unsupervised kids, but why make everyone pay for the few that can't act right?

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#22 Jun 26, 2009
well I be trained on punks, and as for the noise makes me feel I'm on duh north side. Speaking of punks. How many will die this weekend?
MissMolly

Chicago, IL

#23 Jun 26, 2009
PryorNative wrote:
<quoted text>
I'll repeat myself in case you didn't make it through my whole post. What's it going to hurt if it is done responsibly? I feel bad for what has happened to you in the past by unsupervised kids, but why make everyone pay for the few that can't act right?
I completely understand your post. Fireworks by a responsible adult or a supervised teenager can still go astray, backfire / dud out. Numerous things.

I COMPLETELY understand that it is a genetic hormonal testosterone "thing" to play with fire and hear a BANG...... get over it.

No fireworks in the city limits.
BonusFries

Campbellsville, KY

#24 Jun 26, 2009
AMERICAN wrote:
I dont need a permit, or permission to shoot off fireworks!! I sure dont need to ask the city for this right!! They act like we citizens who pay there salaries are to stupid to shoot them off!! ITS PART OF BEING AMERICAN!!!
Please tell that to a cop that issues you a ticket! But, I do agree with you.

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