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Is the city ban on fireworks being obeyed in your neighborhood?

Response Percent Votes
90% 402
9% 43
Total 445


Nikki May 10 years, 8 months ago

Please, my dogs are a nervous wreck from all the fire works that are going off.

Raider 10 years, 8 months ago

The ban should be lifted. Especially since everything is wet right now. They should look at it on a year by year basis, and if it's dry then don't allow them, but if it's wet go ahead and let the kids have their fun. Sort of like how they do the burn bans.

mom_of_three 10 years, 7 months ago

I was against the fireworks ban, but with fireworks going off days before the 4th, my dogs are going nuts. (He didn't use to, and it's worse this year). I can't believe how big some of the fireworks people are shooting off in residential neighborhoods.

cheer67 10 years, 7 months ago

I don't live in lawrence, I'm from Tongie, but we're not allowed to shoot them off except the 3rd & 4th. Which NO ONE obeyed. Neighbors of ours even got a warning for doing a smoke bomb with their 4 year old.

ConfederateState 10 years, 7 months ago

give me some fireworks to shoot off already

Eric Neuteboom 10 years, 7 months ago

This mystifies me. One the one hand, the city is saying "fireworks bad, can't have in city, can't shoot in city," but the other hand is saying "fireworks fun, okay you buy in county, okay you shoot in county, just no shoot in city." Well, which one is it Lawrence? Either you enforce the policy or you don't; you either have a ban or you don't. It's foolish, in my opinion, to have a policy banning fireworks yet you allow them to be sold juuuuuuuust outside the city. Maybe it's this sort of teeter-totter planning that's led to budget cutbacks, sales tax shortfalls and a shrinking population.

[Stepping down from my soap box]

unite2revolt 10 years, 7 months ago

Um the County would be the govt. body responsible for the sale of fireworks in Douglas County not the City of Lawrence.

shirinisb 10 years, 7 months ago

we live in a tree filled neighborhood with elderly people. oh yeah and the cop's family, who's kids were shooting off fireworks all night

x96merrill3 10 years, 7 months ago

Whaaaaaaaaaahhh.........It's the 4th people. Get over it.

MrMister 10 years, 7 months ago

There is a state-wide ban on fireworks in Idaho due to the risk of forest fires. Funny thing is that I bought fireworks at a stand in Bonner's Ferry, ID. Legal to sell (you just have to buy a permit), but not legal to light. We just went into Montana to shoot them off after the Sherrif gave us a warning.

cnsrvtv 10 years, 7 months ago

The ban is anti-American and takes most of the fun away from what should be the greatest celebration in the country. Legislators need to stop trying to save us from ourselves and we need to be held accountable for our own actions (accidents). The Police have more important things to worry about, and I feel pretty safe from real criminals in this town because of them.

pelliott 10 years, 7 months ago

I don't personally think fireworks is the only way to celebrate the 4th, too loud, dangerous. I am glad there are at least less of them. I do like the movies on tv and my neighbors have invited me to a bar b que. Very nice.

riverdrifter 10 years, 7 months ago

Want fireworks? Come to Baldwin City, the Dodge City of fireworks. The town totally erupts. Lived here all my life and haven't heard of anything burning down nor anyone getting hurt. Yet. Blast on...

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