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rebelfury76 July 5th, 2013 2:18am

Many people launch "illegal" often aerial, fireworks tonight. The police are often powerless to enforce local law. Is this because civil disobedience in large numbers is effective or are they just being nice to us?

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Liberty 4,032,064
07/05/13 6:30 am

It's like drinking under 21. Some localities try to enforce it, some don't.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
07/05/13 12:02 am

I think they chose not to enforce it unless someone complains

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
07/05/13 12:03 am

That said, it is legal where I live, because it's in the county. It's not legal in nearby cities.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/04/13 9:08 pm

I think that they choose not to enforce it (unless there are complaints) on Independence Day.

Which is what they should do year round.

vbranger Hillary for Prison
07/04/13 8:44 pm

Where I live, when you go into town there are Firework venders on every corner. It's uncommon not to buy any here.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/04/13 9:11 pm

@Rebel's from the northern nanny state, the California of the Midwest, the land of over-zealous politicians, and overreaching laws, and lackluster football teams.

The rest of us call it Minnesota and sell fireworks to Minnesotans.

vbranger Hillary for Prison
07/04/13 8:41 pm

It's legal where I live, I don't live in city limits.

deathvalley Chicago native
07/04/13 8:37 pm

I've had the cops come by 3 times lol

JackTorS Rest in peace my friend
07/04/13 8:20 pm

Unless you're doing something really stupid, my department lets it fly.
If we get a complaint, we simply ask to stop the display. That's all. No arrest, no confiscation.

jonfrei the boonies
07/04/13 11:42 pm

My department issues warning tickets /if/ we can figure out who is actually doing it. Most of the time, nobody is talking, so we don't do a whole lot...

EarlyBird Portland
07/04/13 7:48 pm

I don't think the police are just being nice, lol.
It's too wide spread to control. They are forced to let it slide.

comppete Las Vegas
07/04/13 7:36 pm

Many let it slide for the one night. But, some are guilty of same, so who knows.

comppete Las Vegas
07/04/13 7:37 pm

Meaning that some blow off illegal FWorks.

leary Dulag Luft
07/04/13 7:22 pm

Reb I hope your having a good fourth. They don't enforce fireworks cause there isn't any money in it.

susanr Colorado
07/04/13 7:37 pm

I'd think they'd enforce it in Colorado if they could, because of the fire hazard. Here, the Larimer County Sheriff has asked residents in unincorporated areas to call the non-emergency number to report violations.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/04/13 8:21 pm

Nothing like asking neighbors to snitch on each other

JackTorS Rest in peace my friend
07/04/13 8:26 pm

Yeah. The nerve of that guy to not want some asshole to burn his house down and to add to an already out of control wildfire.

susanr Colorado
07/04/13 8:33 pm

Yeah, I figured there'd probably a comment like that, but really after the wildfires here last year (the 2 most damaging in CO history + numerous others), & some this year too, most people are very wary... except the careless, who, well, con't care.

susanr Colorado
07/04/13 8:35 pm

I see this as the good kind of people watching out for each other, not pointless snitching on each other. If you'd lived through the hell than went on here last year, you *might* want to help prevent it too.

skinner Jersey City
07/04/13 7:21 pm

No I think it's just because its a socially accepted thing that is hard to regulate.