Fireworks Should they be sold on the High Street?
October 28, 2009 1:34pm CST
It's nearly November the 5th again, and as usual, the youths are out with a vengeance. Here in England, London to be exact I have just had to call the police to report 4 children aged about 12 to 14 years old, for throwing a firework into a newsagents shop. Is this happening where you live? I am afraid to walk out after dark during this time of the year due to the irresponsible actions of our youth. What has happened, why are the youth of today like this and what do you think can be done about it? Lastly do you think it is now time to ban fireworks from being sold and used by the ordinary person. Is it time for fireworks to be controlled and use3d by a licenced person? Please let me know your views? Thank you
29 Oct 09
Here in Australia it is impossible to buy fireworks. It is illegal to sell fireworks to the public and it is an offence to possess them. Fireworks can ONLY be handled by a licenced person and a licence is very difficult to procure. I remember years ago when there were several cases of explosives gone wrong, and children and older ones maimed for life. I applaud the banning of fireworks in my country - correction - the sale and/or possession of fireworks by unauthorised people. Like most people, I enjoy a fireworks display, but I'm thankful for the safety measures in place.