Sainsbo's stop selling fireworks - time to ban them entirely for home use?

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Should the sale of fireworks be stopped for personal use?

Yes. Displays are better anyway.
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No. It's my home and I should be able to recreate World War 2 in my garden if I want to.
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PostRe: Sainsbo's stop selling fireworks - time to ban them entirely for home use?
by Poser » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:09 pm

Completely agree. Public/authorised displays only. banana splits letting them off on random nights for two months every autumn can get strawberry floated.

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by Skarjo » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:09 pm

Gemini73 wrote:Sure there are always idiots, but that's life. I don't think everyone else should be penalised.

Sainsbury's can ban what ever they like, but...

fireworks should be limited to public displays.


...I don't agree with this at all. Nothing but nanny state nonsense. Believe it or not millions of us are responsible adults.

At this rate we'll be locking our doors and never leave the house again. :lol:


Don’t sell massive explosives to drunk people with no training = Never leave the house in this nanny state!

Don’t get wrong, I don’t support banning them outright, but you don’t need to go full Daily Mail on the matter.

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by Kezzer » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:11 pm

:lol: The second poll option is too damn funny.

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by Tomous » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:11 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:I don't necessarily agree with a total ban on them, but they should be far more controlled than they currently are. They certainly shouldn't be something you can pick up on a whim with your weekly shop.


I agree with this. Some kind of permit or license required with criminal checks maybe. And some way of stopping people who have misused them and injured people previously buying them again.

I don’t know how feasible that is but I’ve always thought it’s a bit ridiculous they’re allowed to be on general sale to anyone.

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by Gemini73 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:12 pm

Skarjo wrote:Not saying ban em, but it makes you a mug.


We go to my in-laws every year on bonfire night to celebrate my wife's birthday, have a slap up meal, share some family time and then have a few fireworks our the back for a bit of fun.

How does that make me a mug? :lol:

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by Knoyleo » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:12 pm

Cuttooth wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:At this rate we'll be locking our doors and never leave the house again. :lol:

What's the last damningly nanny state measure that leads you to think we're on a fast moving train to Recluse City?


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by Gemini73 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:17 pm

Knoyleo wrote:
Cuttooth wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:At this rate we'll locking our doors and never leave the house again. :lol:

What's the last damningly nanny state measure that leads you to think we're on a fast moving train to Recluse City?


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by Vermilion » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:17 pm

Jenuall wrote:I feel like Stool Bloke has got to be the sort to hold his own display


Pretty sure he does, only from this angle it can be difficult to tell whether the rockets are coming from his back garden, or one of his close neighbours.

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by Jenuall » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:19 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Jenuall wrote:I feel like Stool Bloke has got to be the sort to hold his own display


Pretty sure he does, only from this angle it can be difficult to tell whether the rockets are coming from his back garden, or one of his close neighbours.

:lol:

Time to invest in a drone so we can get some clearer views of the Stool Bloke Estate! ;)

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by Ironhide » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:22 pm

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Gemini73 wrote:We have fireworks at my wifes's family home every year and have done for the last 20 years. The children love it.

strawberry float off with this nanny state bullshit. Seriously, people are becoming such wets. It's really quite pathetic.


I’m glad that you have a good time and are safe, but 4,500 people were hospitalised due to fireworks injuries at this time of the year in 2017 and despite numerous public safety campaigns the number has risen year on year since 2010. I don’t think that the genuine safety concerns and medical health warnings that appear every year constitute a nanny state, not when it comes to handling explosives safely.


I wonder how many of those 4,500 injuries were caused by people using fireworks as intended.

I agree that fireworks are dangerous in the wrong hands and probably shouldn't be sold in supermarkets but I also think that people should still have the option of buying them if they want.

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by KK » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:28 pm

Let's be honest, the real reason ol' Mr J. has dropped these from sale is that very few of their customers were probably purchasing them anyway and it was no longer commercially viable when that floor space could be used for something else. In my local it sat near the entrance (beside the security guard) instead of FIFA and the latest BluRay/DVD releases.

In my experience, ASDA is the supermarket that GOES LARGE on fireworks and Halloween.

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by Skarjo » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:49 pm

Gemini73 wrote:
Skarjo wrote:Not saying ban em, but it makes you a mug.


We go to my in-laws every year on bonfire night to celebrate my wife's birthday, have a slap up meal, share some family time and then have a few fireworks our the back for a bit of fun.

How does that make me a mug? :lol:

No, don't answer that. Some, smart ass response is already expected.


That sounds like a lovely day, really does, and if it’s a tradition for you then power to you.

But paying loads of money to do something that’s provided better for free is still a bit of a mugs game. Like I say, in your case it’s part and parcel of a bigger tradition and that’s grand, but it doesn’t change that proper public displays are better than private ones given the legal limitations.

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by Lex-Man » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:59 pm

I quite like buying some fireworks and setting them off. I actually think it's more fun than actually watching them blow up.

I don't think they should be banned. I could see some kind of basic training being a good idea. Like if you paid £10 to do a test after a couple of hours instruction, got a licence and then if you were an idiot or just anti social it could be taken away.

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by Moggy » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:03 pm

Why do I get the feeling that this thread will cause Gemini to storm off of the forum again…. ;)

10 years or so ago I wouldn’t have agreed with a ban on home fireworks. But I’ve matured since then and they are nothing but a menace. Ban them everywhere except licenced displays. If that means we live in a “nanny state” then so be it, it’s better than having to listen to chavs firing rockets all night or children/pets getting injured when some banana splits throws a firework at them.

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by Drumstick » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:06 pm

I would be OK with them being banned. I find them annoying and a waste of time.

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by Preezy » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:11 pm

People should be allowed to buy what they like so long as what they're buying isn't illegal, but as with other potentially dangerous things they should be more strictly regulated/offered, and probably not in supermarkets.

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by OrangeRKN » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:13 pm

Preezy wrote:People should be allowed to buy what they like so long as what they're buying isn't illegal


"people should be allowed to buy things as long as the things they are buying they are allowed to buy"

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by Moggy » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:14 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:
Preezy wrote:People should be allowed to buy what they like so long as what they're buying isn't illegal


"people should be allowed to buy things as long as the things they are buying they are allowed to buy"


:lol:

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by Tomous » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:15 pm

I agree with Preezy, it should be illegal to buy things that are illegal.

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by Skarjo » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:17 pm

Otherwise people die when you kill them.

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