It’s all fun and games until someone blows his head off in a ghastly Fourth of July accident.
You may not think about fireworks as weapons, but that’s essentially what they are — gunpowder in canisters lit with fuses that blow up.
It’s this lax attitude about fireworks and fireworks safety that lead to horrible fireworks injuries. Here we’ll discuss fireworks laws in your state (they’re not legal in every state) as well as fireworks safety tips.
First the laws. All 50 states have their own laws regarding the purchase and use of fireworks. In 40 of the states plus the District of Columbia, some type of fireworks use is allowed. The states that don’t allow fireworks include; Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York. In addition, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Ohio, and Vermont allow only sparklers and other “novelty” items. Arizona is the only state that allows only “novelty” items.