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Citing national security concerns and the war on terror, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked New York Gov. Michael Cuomo to ban the sale of children’s fireworks.
City officials worried that sparklers — handheld fireworks that emit colorful sparks and are often waved through the air by kids on the Fourth of July — could be used in terrorist attacks, according to The New York Post.
Although firecrackers contain gunpowder, sparklers do not.
Originally posted by crazyewok
Banning them pointless and stupid
Originally posted by FatherStacks
Dear god...what he really should be banning is the toxic chemical dihydrogen monoxide. It's a known fact that every terrorist on the planet possesses it, it is widely available, and that it kills thousands every year.