Sick of the Fireworks? Here Are All the Michigan Petitions to Get Rid of ‘Em
Still haven't decided which was more entertaining - watching the fireworks, or watching people complain about them on social media.
What did you do this weekend? Go up north? Take the boat on a lake? Jump in the pool? No matter what people chose to do with their holiday weekend, fireworks, whether big or small, were probably a part of the festivities.
And, like it or not, civilians setting them off was completely legal until last night at 11:45 PM. For those of us who had to work this morning, it wasn't exactly "convenient," but it was legal.
I spent the 4th of July on the couch, with my 12-year-old dog, watching a movie with the volume turned up so she couldn't hear the BOOMS and POPS and whistles.
Now, let me say this - I don't have a problem with fireworks. I grew up in Wisconsin, where they can SELL fireworks but you can't light them off. Of course, people did it anyway, so why not make it legal? Michigan had the right idea, in my humble opinion.
This year, however, things were different - no fireworks shows because of the pandemic. So, more people bought their own arsenal and had their own shows in their neighborhoods. I stood in my driveway for a few minutes and, in every direction, you could see and hear fireworks.
Needless to say, a lot of people are unhappy about it. There are several petitions on the moveon.org site, calling for the repeal of the Fireworks Safety Act 256 of 2011.
Not to be outdone, of course - here's another petition against fireworks if you want to spread your signature around.