HOT TOPIC RESPONSE - At a time when the United Kingdom, where I came from, is trying to install greater regulations with regard to public access of fireworks, it seems a crazy idea to lessen or remove regulation over here. The British are doing this for a
Nov. 5, Bonfire Night, is celebrated by the burning in effigy of Guy Fawkes, the man who tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament several hundred years ago.
In following this tradition many children and adults are maimed and even killed every year in the U.K. Many fires are started by stray fireworks. Because children have access to these weapons, they delight in making people and animals' lives a misery for not just one night but at least three weeks.
There is no such thing as a safe firework. Stay safe, keep the ban.