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Ramrodzergy

Olathe, KS

#21 Jul 5, 2006
Each year, more than 125,000 baseball and softball players under age 15 are injured badly enough to seek treatment in hospital emergency departments
Ramrodzergy

Olathe, KS

#22 Jul 5, 2006
almost forgot found this on nfpa's site
6% of fireworks injuries are cause by city sanctioned displays ie "profesionals" whereas illegal fireworks account for 5% and homade/altered fireworks only account for 4% sparklers make up for 21% of injuries 17% from rockets 16% from small explosives. theres more percentages.. but i dont feal like listing them all
Ramrodzergy

Olathe, KS

#23 Jul 5, 2006
the solution is simple ban everything. confine every one to a 10ft by 10ft square feed and water them just enuff to survive so they wont die from obesity. of course we'd need to designate some people to be above the law to feed us and make sure no one leves there boxes.
Anonymous

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#24 Jul 11, 2006
TRN wrote:
The degree of risk involved in any activity, to the participant as well as to bystanders, is what society uses to determine the activity's potential to inflict harm. The inflicted harm can be physical, financial or otherwise. Harm can come to us in many forms as previous posts have pointed out: why limit the use of fireworks and not alchohol? Unfortunately there is no correlation; alochol sales are legislated to be sold only to those deemed by society to be 'of age'. Fireworks can be sold to a much younger audience; an audience which can be more prone to making irrational and dangerous decisions affecting themselves and others as compared to other age groups in society.
The idea of having pre-determined areas for everyone to shoot fireworks, while it may sound like a good idea, is frought with danger. I have been involved in two such areas, both in Collin County, where the ambulances were on a constant 360 degree rotation due to the number of injuries.
Unfortunately, we just can't count on everyone to use good judgement and common sense, which is why we have bans on activities that you once enjoyed.
How is there no correlation between the two? There is legislation that sets a minimum age for the purchase of fireworks, as there is with alcohol. The two ages may have a significant difference, yet there are standards in place. The idea of "irrational and dangerous decisions affecting themselves and others" is a reflection on society today. If parents monitor their children there SHOULD be a decrease in the previous cited statement, but it seems today that we adults are the "irrational and dangerous" ones that fail to supervise what the younger generation does.
Bob Fanucchi

Fort Worth, TX

#25 Aug 15, 2006
Another liberty taken away. Fireworks, maybe should be limited safe & sane.
crazyskier537

Orland Park, IL

#26 Mar 24, 2007
yall could just bite me. BS fireworks aint gonna get banned. For all of u *orons on crack that want them to get banned, F U. No duh some *etard is gonna go and eat the firework, but, are we all *orons that get high on glue,no. i rest my case.
Me from Irving

Denver, CO

#27 Jun 13, 2007
I truly believe that many city's in Texas are setting themselves up for a huge lawsuit on this issue because what has happened is that low income and middle class people are being discriminated against just because they are not large land owners who being within a firework friendly county can shoot off their fireworks. This is really lopsided. I also believe that this up-swing in anti firework policy and law comes directly from the democrats because they are trying to socialize everything: thus we have community based fireworks events instead of family lead events.
dicknyomouth

United States

#29 Jul 3, 2007
Just because you don't like it don't mean it ain't nogood oh and one more thing, your mama
chrisintx

Flower Mound, TX

#30 Jul 4, 2007
All this crap about people's house catching on fire becuase of fireworks would not be problem is each area would have a place where you could light fireworks in a somewhat controled area, with fire department present.I can not find one place like this, I've asked people, and looked online. I'm new to the area (Texas),I live in Lewisville, and I'll be shooting off fireworks one way or another. So I'll drive around, and try to find someplace where it's ok, if not, I'll end up lighting this off down some country road.
jtlp

United States

#31 Jul 5, 2007
ban fireworks (huh)?

Might as well ban alcohol drinking, smoking, watching porno movies, adult video games.

Am I making sense use your head fireworks are a tradition and yes use fireworks in a place where flat concrete surface where there is no flammable items to catch. Also hello, did anyone seen the news on tv about forthworth and dallas getting rain!!1
Borati loveyomari

Chicago, IL

#32 May 9, 2008
hi
ryan

Philadelphia, PA

#33 Jul 1, 2008
it's amazing how people can get so emotional over the dumbest things. they're fireworks people!
setting off fireworks is an american tradition. to say there should be a ban on fireworks is ridiculous. actually it does kind of make sense now that i think about it. let's just do away with awesome fireworks displays and just stay indoors on our nation's birthday. it's not that important anyway. what a bunch of tards! go ahead and argue that you just mean a ban on consumer fireworks. same difference. you're the type of people that vote against everything else too. if you were to live back in the 50's and 60's, i do believe your neighbors would beat you up all the time. i hate our society now. everyone thinks they are so above everybody else. you're so important that a dad can't buy a couple bucks worth of fireworks for him and his 2 boys to go set off like his dad for him. i would love so much to be able to go get some awesome fireworks and set them off with my kids, but i can't, because you want to stick your nose up everybody else's butts and tell them their business! get a life.
and the whole, "it can burn down your house bit", stop making lame points. let's ban thunder storms too, they're just too dangerous. have some fun people!
ryan

Philadelphia, PA

#34 Jul 1, 2008
and i'm not from horsham, pa
i'm from dallas, tx

not sure how that happened
shawn

Lewisville, TX

#35 Jul 3, 2008
when you focus on things unwanted, you create more of those things. So if you are not wanting to attract a grass fire or house fire, then look at the positive aspects of the 4th instead. Do you honestly think its always intentional? but you get what you think about whether you want it or not.
dealing with idiots

Muenster, TX

#36 Jul 4, 2008
chrisintx wrote:
All this crap about people's house catching on fire becuase of fireworks would not be problem is each area would have a place where you could light fireworks in a somewhat controled area, with fire department present.I can not find one place like this, I've asked people, and looked online. I'm new to the area (Texas),I live in Lewisville, and I'll be shooting off fireworks one way or another. So I'll drive around, and try to find someplace
where it's ok, if not, I'll end up lighting this
off down some country road.
just as long as you remember that the landowners have the right to protect their property,livestock and homes.the problem is most of you are drunk, and don't give a crap about anybody but yourselves. stay off my road unless you want to see my brand of fireworks.
Goose

Arlington, TX

#37 Jun 27, 2011
There is an area in Johnson County on the corner of 917 and 616 outside of Mansfield that allows people to go into their pasture and shoot off their fireworks. On the weekend of the Fourth it is manned with a fire department, EMTs and law enforcement so no one gets hurt

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