don't we just do away with retail fireworks sales and leave fireworks to
have celebrated with fireworks for over a hundred years. We know
from experience that fireworks related fires and injuries are just as much
a problem in states that don't allow fireworks.
consumer fireworks were removed from sale, a Texas market would be created
for fireworks smuggled in from other states, or worse, manufacture homemade
fireworks or purchase illegal fireworks from Mexico.
firework manufacturers and distributors have improved the quality of fireworks
over the years and, coupled with an increased emphasis on firework safety
awareness, have seen a dramatic downturn in the number of firework related
injuries and fires. If we remove licensed fireworks from points of
sale, we remove a regulated and safe product and open the door to bootleg
illegal fireworks. This is not a safe solution.