Repealing the Pennsylvania fireworks law

Repealing the Pennsylvania fireworks law

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Lettice Brown started this petition to GOVERNOR WOLF and

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This past 4th of July weekend was hell for many residents, pets, and wildlife in the York City Pennsylvania area.  The amount of fireworks being let off illegally was astounding.  A few nights prior, a home not too far outside the city limits was destroyed by a fire that killed an 8 year old boy.  The fire was caused by improper discarded fireworks.  A month before a few city row homes were destroyed where residents and pets had to be rescued due to fireworks.

This has been a problem for many, many years, but this past weekend was the worst we have ever lived through and the residents of York City are fed up.  I heard stories of pets being frantic, running away, having seizures, and generally panic stricken by fireworks.  There are residents who suffer from seizures, PTSD, anxiety, and other illnesses that fireworks can trigger episodes.

There must be a solution and if it means making fireworks illegal for sale in the state of Pennsylvania, then that's what needs to be done and we will work until this is achieved.  Too many lives have been taken and shaken to allow this to continue. People are not heeding the warnings, they are not following the rules and innocent people are suffering.  We are imploring that something be done.  

We are reasonable folks.  We have a few solutions.  But we want these solutions given careful and serious consideration.  What if we limit the amount of fireworks that can be purchased by an individual or household?  What if we prohibit or restrict the sale of certain types of fireworks? Give the local municipalities a stronger hand to police these offenders? Our municipalities have their hands tied behind their backs when it comes to fireworks and this needs to be changed regardless.  There are many more solutions but we are asking that SOMETHING be done ASAP. And i think many people agree.

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