Saturday, July 5, 2008

observation

Ohio's fireworks laws work just about as well as Chicago's gun laws.

10 comments:

Lin M. said...

I know. . when I lived up in Avon in Pin Oak, I had some neighbors whose Aunt who apparnetly owned the IX jet center, bought them all houses up my block or bought them and let them all live in them for free. These were folks that would be living in trailers on a GOOD day, were it not for the generosity of their relative. Fourth of July. . the whole street, mangy dogs running loose, people sitting out on Walmart chairs drinking beer and throwing the cans out in the street and smoking in front of quarter of a million dollar homes, abandoned cars, and illegal fireworks for two days. Didn't matter that the houses were 15 feet apart and the trees were bone dry. I guarantee if they set fire to anything, they wouldn't be paying for it, as none of them appeared to hold jobs.

Not a good feeling. Was an excellent subdivision outside of those folks, one I was not sorry to leave. It was almost worth losing $30,000 on the sale to get away from the Clampets.

Joseph said...

Sorry Breda...can't hear you above all the noise!!

Carteach0 said...

We have had the battle of the Somme re-enacted here nightly for the last few days. Some of those bangs were *clearly* rifle fire, but those BIG ones had to be something else. Fired off at least a quarter mile away, and our windows rattled.

Yes, PA does have arcane and useless fireworks laws. So what? These were battle re-enactments, not fireworks!

Anonymous said...

I had to make the choice between fireworks and Ammo this year. We went shooting :)

Fireworks are good, but I think the Founding Fathers would smile on the pile of smoking brass and the AK glowing a dark red... Wish I hadn't have sold my friggin M1919!

Hope y'all had fun.

Heath

Mike W. said...

^ I did the same and bought a nice stash of 9mm instead of fireworks. Hey, they both go bang!

DirtCrashr said...

Very little illegal fireworks here, a few but not nearly like last year or the year before. Most are aware it might start another damn fire - there are currently 28 fires raging throughout the state and on some days I can't even see the hills outside my house except in a dim silhouette. Forget about seeing the hills across the Bay.

Jeffrey Quick said...

Yep. And fireworks laws are just about as constitutional as Chicago's gun laws.

Fits said...

The only fireworks law Florida has is "If you blow your fingers off don't come crying to us", so at one point I actually was awakened believing myself to be back at Que Sahn. Lisa stopped me right before I went full rock & roll on their butts.

Dr. StrangeGun said...

Knoxville's "none allowed" law works great as well.

I stepped out into the Battle of the Sommes that night... everybody and their grandfather apparently had strings of black cats or whatever rapid-fire smokey goodness they could lay hands on... no whistles, no lights, just thousands upon thousands of reports from all directions.

B Smith said...

I like the sound of fireworks (gunfire, too). Reminds me of freedom.