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    Anyone else following this? (legalization of Fireworks in Iowa)

    Any other Firework pyros keeping updated with this? From what it sounds it's moving quick and the chances of it passing is likely. State is missing out on ALOT of money right now with it being illegal. Would really enjoy the sale of fireworks in Iowa. I hate having to drive down to Missouri to get them. I'm a guy that would buy fireworks more than just for the 4th of July. I'd spend a good amount of money on them yearly.

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    Re: Anyone else following this? (legalization of Fireworks in Iowa)

    I've been really glad this has been moving through so quickly and unimportant things like passing education budgets have been stalled out for over a year.


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    Re: Anyone else following this? (legalization of Fireworks in Iowa)

    It's really a shame that Iowa misses out on this source of tax income.


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    Re: Anyone else following this? (legalization of Fireworks in Iowa)

    They might as well since everyone shoots them off any way. I would rather they make them legal, but actually go after the people that shoot them off a week later at midnight. Few things drive me nuts more than lying in bed falling asleep and then some ****** shoots off a bottle rocket down the street.



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    Re: Anyone else following this? (legalization of Fireworks in Iowa)

    Quote Originally Posted by somecyguy View Post
    They might as well since everyone shoots them off any way. I would rather they make them legal, but actually go after the people that shoot them off a week later at midnight. Few things drive me nuts more than lying in bed falling asleep and then some ****** shoots off a bottle rocket down the street.
    I used to go to a park and light them off late at night. It ****** a lot of people off.



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    Re: Anyone else following this? (legalization of Fireworks in Iowa)

    Quote Originally Posted by somecyguy View Post
    They might as well since everyone shoots them off any way. I would rather they make them legal, but actually go after the people that shoot them off a week later at midnight. Few things drive me nuts more than lying in bed falling asleep and then some ****** shoots off a bottle rocket down the street.
    I wouldn't mind some type of "curfew" with them. No one should be shooting them off after midnight unless your out in the country with no one around. Other then that there is no reason fireworks shouldn't be legal


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    Re: Anyone else following this? (legalization of Fireworks in Iowa)

    I lived in a state they were legal and you'd hear of people making thousands setting up a stand a couple weekends prior to the 4th.

    To me, another reminder the economy isn't in that bad of shape.



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    Re: Anyone else following this? (legalization of Fireworks in Iowa)

    Oh, joy....my dog freaks the **** out every time the rednecks down the street pop 'em off any random ****ing time. 2 o'clock on a Wednesday? Hey...fireworks! !!!





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    Re: Anyone else following this? (legalization of Fireworks in Iowa)

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneswereall View Post
    I've been really glad this has been moving through so quickly and unimportant things like passing education budgets have been stalled out for over a year.
    Which... isnt how legislation works at all. Numerous things can work at once, but more contentious things (agree or disagree on which side or whether it should be as contentious) often move more slowly.

    These should be legal to buy and possess. Iowa is just missing out on revenue. That being said i would expect most cities to put a lot of limits on their use, if not outright banning them within city limits.



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    Re: Anyone else following this? (legalization of Fireworks in Iowa)

    They are legal in our town in KS (Andover). It is freaking amazing. The whole town blows itself up and nobody gets hurt.

    I have debated setting up a stand if it passes.



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    Re: Anyone else following this? (legalization of Fireworks in Iowa)

    Guess I'll never understand "fireworks guy".



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    Re: Anyone else following this? (legalization of Fireworks in Iowa)

    Quote Originally Posted by Frak View Post
    Guess I'll never understand "fireworks guy".



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    Re: Anyone else following this? (legalization of Fireworks in Iowa)

    Quote Originally Posted by Frak View Post
    Guess I'll never understand "fireworks guy".
    Yes, because America, and roman candle gatling guns...



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    Re: Anyone else following this? (legalization of Fireworks in Iowa)

    Quote Originally Posted by Frak View Post
    Guess I'll never understand "fireworks guy".
    What do you mean? Just wondering.



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    Re: Anyone else following this? (legalization of Fireworks in Iowa)

    I don't mind fireworks on the 4th and a day or two before or after, but I really don't want to be hearing them all summer long. I wonder what Urbandale police will do for kicks if they can't enforce their zero tolerance law of fining people $65-625 for setting them off?



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