posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 11:59 PM
Wow, what a bunch of whiny people!
I live in Oregon, right on the border with Washington. We can't have anything that flies up into the sky... legally that is. But being right on the
border with Washington, with a HUGE fireworks WAREHOUSE 2 seconds off the highway once getting into Vancouver, there are tons and tons of people
setting off mortars, roman candles, bottle rockets, etc.
The idiot lawmakers and whiny citizens went all out this year trying to be buzzkills, literally putting up billboards about not buying illegal
fireworks. To my very joyful surprise, this year I saw and heard more illegal fireworks than ever before. I was proud of my fellow Oregonians.
Washington's laws are kind of silly though... they can sell mortars, which are golf ball sized explosive balls that shoot up into the air from a
launch tube, but they cannot sell bottle rockets. Evidently they can't sell stuff where parts of the firework fall back down to the ground (the stick
from the bottle rocket) but mortars are perfectly legal. Anyone that's shot off mortars before know that the cardboard/paper husk of the mortal falls
back down to the ground, so what's the difference?
Luckily we also have Indian reservations that we can go to and buy whatever fireworks we want.
Fireworks are great fun, for those that want to cry about them, use some damn ear plugs and let people do their thing.