Misfit wrote:Mythica wrote:Misfit wrote:He lit a firework on top of his head? A 22 YO who should know better?
A 12 yr old should know better.
Over the recent 4th of July, I witnessed a parent holding a firework as it launched. It was one of the ones with a stick attached to it because you're supposed to stick it into the ground, not hold the stick. But he was doing the fireworks in the middle of the neighborhood street (ironically, for safety reasons, so it was away from the houses) where there was no soft ground to put it in. So he just held it. Fortunately, he wasn't hurt... but how stupid do you have to be? Not surprisingly, his children were also being irresponsible with the fireworks - stepping on lit smoke bombs and such. I really thought I might witness a Darwin Award that night.
Really, it's time to make them illegal except for professional displays.
It is illegal in PA - but it doesn't stop people, they just get fireworks from NJ. Trouble is, the police don't really enforce it.