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Tue Jul 4, 2023, 03:59 PM Jul 2023

Fireworks are like guns [View all]

The people who fire them off don’t care if you or your pets or Veterans have severe reactions to their use. Gun owners don’t care if children or others are murdered by the same obscene weapons they own. It’s pathetic and disgusting.

Fireworks that are handled irresponsibly can cause serious injuries or deaths. Just like guns.

But here’s the thing. We’ll never be rid of them. Guns are ubiquitous and there are more guns than people in our country. It’s an impossible task to do away with them.

Fireworks are similar. One can buy them in any quantity nearly anywhere including Walmart (in some states). They are dangerous explosives! But those people don’t care about others. They lack empathy but are motivated by their egos and greed.

I’m sorry for anyone who has this lovely weekend spoiled by such selfish and dangerous obsessions.

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Fireworks are like guns [View all] PJMcK Jul 2023 OP
Are you including fireworks safely fired off by local towns? NoRethugFriends Jul 2023 #1
No, those are professionals PJMcK Jul 2023 #4
Well, that's a new one. WhiskeyGrinder Jul 2023 #2
Many are disturbed by fireworks... and guns, of course PJMcK Jul 2023 #6
The loud bombs, that my neighbor has an endless supply of, drive me crazy. Eliot Rosewater Jul 2023 #12
I'm surrounded by Air B&Bs whose tenants apparently come from out of state Coventina Jul 2023 #22
Thanks...I did find a partial solution Eliot Rosewater Jul 2023 #25
I know. I think it was 2021 I was spoofing starting the "Freedumb Fireworkers" on FB. It was severe brewens Jul 2023 #3
Why city bans it, and police want people to report it. USALiberal Jul 2023 #5
It diminishes the very real slaughter guns cause to compare them to fireworks Blues Heron Jul 2023 #7
I see polling that gun owners do want regulations. The NRA/Wall Street is the problem. n/t Marcus IM Jul 2023 #8
I saw something last night that would have made a great PSA Conjuay Jul 2023 #9
Lots of missing digits, I presume? ShazzieB Jul 2023 #17
A few years ago a teen here lost 4 fingers and an eye Rorey Jul 2023 #24
That's an insult to victims of gun violence synni Jul 2023 #10
I'm sorry but I think you missed my point PJMcK Jul 2023 #14
Yes, they should be fucking outlawed because of that. LuckyCharms Jul 2023 #20
People I know personally find fireworks extremely difficult to deal with Coventina Jul 2023 #23
The local knuckleheads started their fireworks Sunday night and they are back at it again tonight. sarcasmo Jul 2023 #11
Lucky you Rorey Jul 2023 #21
Very lucky, it was only three Long nights. sarcasmo Jul 2023 #26
You would not like my neighborhood we hear either guns or fireworks every day. You get doc03 Jul 2023 #13
Nope, if this was everyday I would be long gone. sarcasmo Jul 2023 #15
And they are both expensive wastes of money. I just heard hundreds of dollars go sinkingfeeling Jul 2023 #16
One big difference scipan Jul 2023 #18
I'm always amazed at the stupidity Rorey Jul 2023 #19
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