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    Jail Time for Fireworks?!

    This is the dumbest crap ever. Its getting close to the 4th of July. Let people have some fun. Geesh.
    Fireworks Crackdown Focuses On Fines, Jail Time - Des Moines News Story - KCCI Des Moines


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    Re: Jail Time for Fireworks?!

    I doubt anything comes of this... just a scare tactic. I don't see it stopping anybody.



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    Re: Jail Time for Fireworks?!

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    I doubt anything comes of this... just a scare tactic. I don't see it stopping anybody.
    Wont stop me. Heck, i might even go buy more powerful fireworks because of this.


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    Re: Jail Time for Fireworks?!

    They're just blowing smoke.



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    Re: Jail Time for Fireworks?!

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH2uifOWP-k]YouTube - Joe Dirt Fireworks Stand Scene.[/ame]


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    Re: Jail Time for Fireworks?!

    the state of iowa needs to wake up and smell the coffee. They fail to realize that people will go across state lines and bring back as much fireworks as they want with little chance of them getting caught because police cant search someones trunk without their permission or warrant. Now we always hear about the state having a lack of revenue. The state of Iowa should allow the selling of fireworks within the state but also place a small tax on them. The state makes more money, people don't have to spend the gas money to get fireworks, everyones happy!



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    Re: Jail Time for Fireworks?!

    I wouldn't chance it. Sounds like an easy opportunity for the Urbandale police department to make some extra money in a time when money is scarce for public services like the police department.



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    Re: Jail Time for Fireworks?!

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonefan2010 View Post
    the state of iowa needs to wake up and smell the coffee. They fail to realize that people will go across state lines and bring back as much fireworks as they want with little chance of them getting caught because police cant search someones trunk without their permission or warrant. Now we always hear about the state having a lack of revenue. The state of Iowa should allow the selling of fireworks within the state but also place a small tax on them. The state makes more money, people don't have to spend the gas money to get fireworks, everyones happy!
    Tell that to the people of Knoxville in Marion County. Knoxville had a big fireworks warehouse back in the forties. The place caught fire during a work day and many people were seriously burned and several died. It was this disaster that brought about the fireworks legislation on the books today and it ain't gonna change any time soon, if ever.


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    Re: Jail Time for Fireworks?!

    That's it. The Urbandale police are communist. I knew it.



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    Re: Jail Time for Fireworks?!

    Quote Originally Posted by drednot57 View Post
    Tell that to the people of Knoxville in Marion County. Knoxville had a big fireworks warehouse back in the forties. The place caught fire during a work day and many people were seriously burned and several died. It was this disaster that brought about the fireworks legislation on the books today and it ain't gonna change any time soon, if ever.
    So put regulations in place for the safe operations of such places. Other places seem to get along fine. Plus, a disaster at a warehouse has nothing to do with allowing people to light off their own fireworks. Its long past time to get rid of this stupid, widely ignored, law.



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    Re: Jail Time for Fireworks?!

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonefan2010 View Post
    the state of iowa needs to wake up and smell the coffee. They fail to realize that people will go across state lines and bring back as much fireworks as they want with little chance of them getting caught because police cant search someones trunk without their permission or warrant. Now we always hear about the state having a lack of revenue. The state of Iowa should allow the selling of fireworks within the state but also place a small tax on them. The state makes more money, people don't have to spend the gas money to get fireworks, everyones happy!
    No thanks, I can go without the rundown shacks with rednecks.


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    Re: Jail Time for Fireworks?!

    Quote Originally Posted by LeSchmick View Post
    No thanks, I can go without the rundown shacks with rednecks.
    Well at least we aren't stereotypical.



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    Re: Jail Time for Fireworks?!

    Quote Originally Posted by drednot57 View Post
    Tell that to the people of Knoxville in Marion County. Knoxville had a big fireworks warehouse back in the forties. The place caught fire during a work day and many people were seriously burned and several died. It was this disaster that brought about the fireworks legislation on the books today and it ain't gonna change any time soon, if ever.
    Actually, it was Spencer.

    Spencer On Fire: Why Fireworks Are Banned In Iowa

    It's stupid, reactionary legislation. There are fireworks warehouses all over Missouri and the state hasn't burned to the ground.

    I grew up around fireworks in Indiana. They are like anything else - potentially dangerous if you are stupid. So is water. Doesn't mean it should be banned.


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    Re: Jail Time for Fireworks?!

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    Actually, it was Spencer.

    Spencer On Fire: Why Fireworks Are Banned In Iowa

    It's stupid, reactionary legislation. There are fireworks warehouses all over Missouri and the state hasn't burned to the ground.

    I grew up around fireworks in Indiana. They are like anything else - potentially dangerous if you are stupid. So is water. Doesn't mean it should be banned.
    OMG, I'm writing my senator. Water can drown people!!! There should be legislation banning water!!!



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    Re: Jail Time for Fireworks?!

    Say what you want about the state of Nebraska, but this state is actually loosening laws on fireworks a bit. This comes even despite some high-profile incidents in which some kids were injured by jerks with commercial-grade fireworks. Had these incidents happened in Iowa, I'm sure the politicians in Des Moines would have fallen over each other in a rush to use them to even further toughen fireworks laws.



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