Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Michigan Democrat Tries To Put Fireworks Toothpaste Back In The Tube

Oh, the noise, the noise the noise.

Michigan's own fireworks Grinch is trying to introduce legislation to again ban fireworks in this state.

The Detroit Free Press: Michigan lawmaker's bill would douse purchases of bigger fireworks

Saying he and his wife are fed up with high-powered fireworks in their neighborhood, the only state senator to vote in 2011 against expanding Michigan’s range of legal fireworks said today he wants to rescind the law.

“My bill will roll us back to exactly what we had before,” when Michiganders could buy only relatively weak fireworks like firecrackers and sparklers, said state Sen. Glenn Anderson, D-Westland.

“You’re still going to have people who drive an hour to cross the state line” and buy more powerful fireworks, Anderson said.

“But they shouldn’t be available at corner stands and every party store,” he said.

Awfully honest of him to admit that it won't change anything and that his bill will encourage illegal behavior, not to mention deprive the state of needed tax revenue now isn't it?

The legislation has about the same chance as a firecracker going off after being submerged for a week underwater.

The bill does illustrate the average Democrat legislator's (and quite a few Republican legislators as well) mentality of "I don't like it so let's ban it".


ProudHillbilly said...

You mean like the stand that pops up just across the line from MD on Rt. 340 each year?

Not a fan of non-professionals playing with high powered fireworks around me. Not even a fan of little ones and sparklers - I live in the woods and stuff that burns at upwards of 1,000 deg F makes me nervous because I know that people don't realize how hot the stuff is. If they did they'd never let their kids run around with them. But making them illegal won't fix stupid.

Old NFO said...

Yep, can't fix stupid... on either side of the aisle...