Ban Fireworks for Private Sale & Use

Ban Fireworks for Private Sale & Use

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Jadon Mayhew started this petition to UK Parliament

Since 2017 I have personally been affected by the misuse of fireworks and I believe it is time that fireworks are banned in their entirety for private use and sale. 

On Bonfire Night 2017 we had a firework posted through our letterbox. At the time we had no CCTV and therefore they were never caught. We were fortunate enough to have a guard on the letterbox, which meant the firework was shot towards the floor and not across the hallway and potentially into the lounge where my 3 month old son was with my partner. 

On Halloween 2018 we were out trick or treating with our children in the local area. A group of youths were shooting fireworks around the estate and one narrowly missed hitting us in the legs, instead it shot across the road and hit the curb. 

On Bonfire Night 2019 I was out walking with my friend around the estate, a large group of youths targeted me by aiming a firework in my direction which, as I ran off, avoided me but struck my friend in the back - thankfully he was unhurt.

Unfortunately, like with many other things, it only takes a couple of people to ruin something and I believe this has happened with fireworks. Each and every year there are more and more reports of people misusing fireworks and people suffering serious injuries, and sometimes death, as a result of this. 

I strongly believe that fireworks should be banned entirely from sale for private use and instead only be sold to companies who are running, what would be, licensed events - such as London NYE fireworks. 

Personally I enjoy watching fireworks and love the experience of it all, but after experiencing issues with fireworks for the last THREE years in a row I have simply had enough. 

There have been many petitions surrounding this very issue in the past, with some suggesting they should be sold only on specific days of the year. I disagree and believe they should be banned from sale to the public every day of the year, otherwise the same issues will arise but just more specifically on certain days.

Fireworks need to be banned. This needs to stop, now. I've personally had enough.

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