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There’s no going back on fireworks law

July 29, 2014
Daily Press

We're not sure anyone knew just what we were getting into when the Legislature voted in 2011 to liberalize the state's fireworks laws. But when consumer fireworks that fly and explode were legalized, and pyrotechnics lovers no longer had to drive to Indiana to indulge their passion, we all heard the result. Summer nights in many neighborhoods started sounding like artillery practice, with a looping soundscape of pops, thuds and booms. A follow-up law allowing local governments to limit fireworks use to certain days and times helped limit the problem a bit, but hardly solved it.



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