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?
It's like drinking under 21. Some localities try to enforce it, some don't.
I think they chose not to enforce it unless someone complains
That said, it is legal where I live, because it's in the county. It's not legal in nearby cities.
I think that they choose not to enforce it (unless there are complaints) on Independence Day.
Which is what they should do year round.
Where I live, when you go into town there are Firework venders on every corner. It's uncommon not to buy any here.
@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.
It's legal where I live, I don't live in city limits.
I've had the cops come by 3 times lol
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.
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...
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.
Many let it slide for the one night. But, some are guilty of same, so who knows.
Meaning that some blow off illegal FWorks.
Reb I hope your having a good fourth. They don't enforce fireworks cause there isn't any money in it.
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.
Nothing like asking neighbors to snitch on each other
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.
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.
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.
No I think it's just because its a socially accepted thing that is hard to regulate.