Thousands Sign Online Petition To Repeal Michigan Fireworks Safety Act of 2011

LANSING, Mich. (July 5, 2014) – Even with holiday festivities in full swing, thousands of people across the state have signed a petition indicating they have had enough of the amateur fireworks shows taking place in most neighborhoods in West Michigan.

A petition found at moveon.org is calling upon the members of the Michigan Legislature to immediately repeal the Fireworks Safety Act of 2011 citing, “The safety and well-being of the citizens of Michigan” as the reason for the repeal request.

As of Saturday evening, more than 7,000 people have signed the online petition.  The author listed a goal of 7,500 signatures.

The law, signed back in 2011, allows Michiganders the freedom to buy and use fireworks that shoot up into the air.  One of the goals of the law was for the State to get its share of the money lost to neighboring states where fireworks are sold.

Some of the criticism surrounding the fireworks have to do with the noise, the pollution, and the liter caused by the explosive form of entertainment.

 

21 comments

  • Boom!

    Ah…"moveone.org"
    In other words…..liberals
    So, if a Democrat governor had signed the bill into law it would be a non-issue.

  • Boom!

    Oh..and BS it's "noise pollution"

    The real reason is, fireworks are a display of patriotism, a celebration of AMERICAN freedom.
    All things the left can not tolerate.

  • Isaac

    I am a liberal and, I wanna keep fireworks. Not everything is a political issue. Some people have to much time on there hands. I find it is usually from christians.

  • Adam

    What has changed exactly between now and then? This law was largely unenforced to begin with. So what makes them think bringing it back will suddenly take the fireworks out of the sky?

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  • Laurie

    I would like to sign the petetion to ban fireworks…….I can see the 4th of July totally understandable but all summer long is too much…….

  • Gary Lea (@brotherlea)

    I signed the petition before reading these comments. I’ve lived in my home for 37 years and used to party very well and thoroughly when single, but also observed noise laws when it came to my neighbors. I figured if I did nothing illegally against them, they’d have absolutely no right to shut me down. It worked…then.

  • Fitework-Freedom

    PLEASE KEEP THE NEW FIREWORKS LAW TO BUY AND SELL ALL FIREWORKS!

    ALLOW FIREWORKS TO BE SET OFF 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO JULY 4TH. AND 2 WEEKS AFTER JULY 4TH. THIS IS WHEN PEOPLE LOVE FIREWORKS THE MOST!! WHO WANTS TO WAIT FROM MAY THROUGH JUNE TO JULY WITH THE CITY CHOOSING ONLY HOLIDAYS. STATE LAW IS EVERYDAY!!!! STATE LAW IS NOT 10 NATIONAL HOLIDAYS DAY BEFORE AND AFTER! I HATE WHEN PEOPLE SAY THAT! CITIES ARE BANNING THE OTHER DAYS WHICH “IS” THE PROBLEM AND A WASTE OF SENDING PATROLE OUT EVERY NIGHT FROM MAY TILL JULY. AGAIN MAKE STATE ALLOW TWO WEEKS PRIOR AND TWO WEEKS AFTER. THIS WILL MAKE CITIES UNDERSTAND FIREWORKS ARE A BIG DESIRE AND WILL BE HERE TO STAY. NO ONE WILL BUY FOUNTAINS AND SMOKE BOMBS AND PARTY POPPERS EVER AGAIN. PEOPLE TASTED THE THRILL OF “REAL” FIREWORKS AND PEOPLE WILL DO IT ILLIGAL AGAIN AND MORE INJURIES AND FIRES WILL HAPPEN BECAUSE THEY WILL HAVE TO SNEAK AROUND TO LIGHT THEM. SO….. KEEP THE NEW FIREWORKS LAW AND ALLOW MORE “STATE” DAYS!!!!!

    • robert williams

      Hey stupid do any of you people ever think of us combat vets and what your baby activities do to us? No u didnt, just like all the other “patriotic Americans”…in Michigan. Grow the hell up an think of others for once u selfish jerks.

  • Fitework-Freedom

    Hey stupid yourself….. YES……. us firework lovers think of vets! You gave us FREEDOM to enjoy the 4th. Just because you were in the war dont mean you dont have a brain there fireworks going off… and…. because of you or 2000 woth the excuse NOT to enjoy fireworks is less than 50,000 plus who love fireworks! I myself was almost killed in a car crash… so people who drive fast by me freak me out so damn bad we should BAN driving? NO!!!! So STOP USING VETS TO BAN THE REST OF THE WORLD! I LIGHT THEM FROM THE FREEDOM OF YOU!!!! NOW FOR THE BABIES…….cone on…….. they wake up to a dog fart half the time. Grow up! You have babies you lost your freedom of sleep when they were born. I have two kids and im not dead cause they wake up every 30 min…… fireworks or not. Again…… allow fireworks 2 weeks prior to the 4th in all cities and 1 week after. This will calm the cry babies with oit useless patrols every night.

    • apissedoffvet

      Hey u disrespectful pos why dont u meet me and tell me this crap? U compare ur stupid car wreck to being shot ? God how stupid are u people? And fireworks on memorial day? The day dedicated to soldiers who gave their lives? Ur an idiot..a brain dead complete monkey fool..u have no idea what i go thru with all that crap exploding ALL DAMN summer….ur a perfect example of the disrespectful ignorant little babies in michigan..wah wah…gimme my fireworks..i tell u what b*tch u meet me somewhere and tell me to my face all this crap spewing from ur mouth..this hiding hehind a computer dont impress me..

    • apissedoffvet

      And fyi genuis i am going to copy and paste ur stupidity to EVERY vet site i can find, so expect to hear from a lot more vets u punk a*s ..ull see not to mess with us. Ur going to regret ever opening ur mouth…thats a promise.

    • Jeff Ornell

      Hey punk,
      Why don’t you bring your punkas* down to the V.A. and spew this verbal diarrhea to all those vets who can’t walk or who have ptsd so bad they cannot function..or better yet come down to the Taylor V.F.W. and tell ME that crap..my names is jeff and I am not hard to find. Take a look America this is what the as*hole generation treats the people who gave them the right to be complete idiots..hey junior go back to school and learn to spell and leave politics to the adults….by the way, we veterans stick together so I won’t be the only one to show you how stupid you are. Better watch your as* boy

  • vetswife

    I am the wife of a combat vet. It is a shame that people who like to use fireworks to celebrate the holiday that our past and present soldiers fought for do not take into consideration what combat vets go through. Why do we have to leave our home every year so PTSD does not kick in? How fair is that? Sorry..War activity cannot be compared to a car crash. Why can’t the very people who brought us these ‘freedoms’ determne how they are used. If you like explosives so much….join the Army.

    • Fitework-Freedom

      so…..cause you faught the war means prople who love fireworks cant have freedom. Wow how patriot. So you all stick together breeding hate towards people who love fireworks? Wow vets really rule! .. anyways…… I’m lighting some beautiful shells right now. FIREWORKS WILL ALWAYS STAY!!!!! GOD’ I LOVE MY FREEDOM!!!!

      • apissedoffvet

        Look the retard cannot even spell…lmfao..ur just a little kid..no adult could say the stupid crap u say..u need to put ur baby toys away and learn english…and oh yeah fucktard..i fought for this country ..wtf have u done? Your a disrespectful pos and i hope all the vets and parents who have kids read the stupid crap you wrote.anyone reading this please note that this fool idiot has stated that we use ptsd as a reason to han fireworks..this stupid ass moron has no idea what being in combat is like and hes an expert on ptsd. …we will find u asshole…just keep posting everytime you do we get closer to finding you.

        • Fitework-Freedom

          Ha ha brat!!! You can’t spell!!!! You said han and not ban!! Jokes on you fool!

          I’m 50 and love Fireworks and freedom to light them. So you fought the war to take the freedom away to light Fireworks?

      • jdandrews

        Hey you little jackass, I have suffered with ptsd for years ..you dumbass clown are you a psychologist? No I think not, judging by your spelling you couldn’t even pass for a first grader. You need to keep your pie hole shut before you get hurt. There are people out here who can trace you down. I am one of them. You better watch your ass dummy.

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