Should the fireworks ban be repealed?

Fireworks went off all around me in celebration of Independence Day.  A few went off Saturday night.  On the evening before the 4th, the sky was lite up all around me.  At one point, I could see fireworks going off at four houses at the same time.  This didn’t include what was going off behind me that I couldn’t see without turning to span the entire sky.

Several that I have talked with don’t realize that it is illegal to possess and set fireworks off in Blount County.  Do you think the ban on fireworks should be repealed?

4 thoughts on “Should the fireworks ban be repealed?

  1. Repeal maybe, or ban privately owned fireworks that are greater than 40 calories per square centimeter?

    As a few of my libertarian friends exclaim, why should any gov’t entity have the power to ban a citizen from self-destruction by any means they decide to use? Heaven forbid, a knuckle-head, who bludgeons their fingers with a legally purchased M-80 firework, use public healthcare dollars to fix themselves; when a ban of anything would be gov’t over reach.

  2. Fireworks in Blount County is illegal, but the ban is not enforced. If law enforcement is going to allow fireworks, then the county should allow firework sales. People just go across county lines to either Sevier or Loudon Counties and purchase them with those counties getting the sales tax revenue.

  3. I have to agree with the statement the tax payer above said:

    “Fireworks in Blount County is illegal, but the ban is not enforced. If law enforcement is going to allow fireworks, then the county should allow firework sales. People just go across county lines to either Sevier or Loudon Counties and purchase them with those counties getting the sales tax revenue”

    That was a comment of common sense, something that has been lost in this country! Great comment Tax Payer, I can’t do better so I will leave the stage to you my friend!

    John Smaldone

  4. This ordinance ties up valuable resources that could be answering real emergency calls on the 4th. One officer told me they were delayed going to a domestic call involving alcohol because they were busy on the other side of town checking for fireworks. I have a dog that hates the noise as much as the next persons, but its only once a year. Lets make an ordinance like this…”you may shoot fireworks the night of the 4th of July, The Friday/Saturday before the 4th and the Friday/Saturday after the 4th.” Then make it illegal the rest of the year.

    I say do away with this ordinance if for no other reason, free up our cops and dispatchers to do their real jobs. That is not to chase fireworks.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *