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 Gemini73 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:21 pm

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

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Nah. I think it's quite funny. Never knew quite so many Victor Meldrews frequented this place. :lol:

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PostRe: Sainsbo's stop selling fireworks - time to ban them entirely for home use?
by Moggy » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:26 pm

Gemini73 wrote:
Moggy wrote:Why do I get the feeling that this thread will cause Gemini to storm off of the forum again…. ;)

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Nah. I think it's quite funny. Never knew quite so many Victor Meldrews frequented this place. :lol:


And I never realised how many chavs we had. :lol:

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PostRe: Sainsbo's stop selling fireworks - time to ban them entirely for home use?
by Preezy » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:28 pm

Well I know of at least 4 of you that won't be invited to my firework display.

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by Moggy » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:31 pm

Preezy wrote:Well I know of at least 4 of you that won't be invited to my firework display.


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PostRe: Sainsbo's stop selling fireworks - time to ban them entirely for home use?
by Gemini73 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:31 pm

Moggy wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:
Moggy wrote:Why do I get the feeling that this thread will cause Gemini to storm off of the forum again…. ;)

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Nah. I think it's quite funny. Never knew quite so many Victor Meldrews frequented this place. :lol:


And I never realised how many chavs we had. :lol:


I can't afford burberry. :lol:

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PostRe: Sainsbo's stop selling fireworks - time to ban them entirely for home use?
by Moggy » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:33 pm

Gemini73 wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:
Moggy wrote:Why do I get the feeling that this thread will cause Gemini to storm off of the forum again…. ;)

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Nah. I think it's quite funny. Never knew quite so many Victor Meldrews frequented this place. :lol:


And I never realised how many chavs we had. :lol:


I can't afford burberry. :lol:


Nor can most chavs.

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PostRe: Sainsbo's stop selling fireworks - time to ban them entirely for home use?
by Gemini73 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:41 pm

Moggy wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:
Moggy wrote:Why do I get the feeling that this thread will cause Gemini to storm off of the forum again…. ;)

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Nah. I think it's quite funny. Never knew quite so many Victor Meldrews frequented this place. :lol:


And I never realised how many chavs we had. :lol:


I can't afford burberry. :lol:


Nor can most chavs.

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That deserves to have a firework shoved into the exhaust. BOOM!

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PostRe: Sainsbo's stop selling fireworks - time to ban them entirely for home use?
by Lex-Man » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:44 pm

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


But there are so many illegal things it's hard to keep track. I think it should be legal to own illegal things.

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PostRe: Sainsbo's stop selling fireworks - time to ban them entirely for home use?
by Rightey » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:34 pm

Moggy wrote: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.


Translation: I've become older and more irritable ;)

Here they're only really available to buy for Victoria Day and Canada Day, so we don't really have an issue with people firing them off all year round.

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PostRe: Sainsbo's stop selling fireworks - time to ban them entirely for home use?
by darksideby182 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:45 pm

Makes sense to keep sales to specialist shops so it's not as easy to get hold of them and they can assess who they are sold to.
Don't ban them though.

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by Robbo-92 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:46 pm

Not really fussed either way, the ones they sold are shocking anyway :lol:

Although I’m kind of tight, always think what’s the point in buying some when you can enjoy everyone else’s for free? Actually buying them takes an age as well so if you were wanting to buy some then you’d be better off going to an actual shop that only sells fireworks so you can get better fireworks and quicker.

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PostRe: Sainsbo's stop selling fireworks - time to ban them entirely for home use?
by Moggy » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:54 pm

Rightey wrote:
Moggy wrote: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.


Translation: I've become older and more irritable ;)


Not really, I don’t have much of a problem with fireworks where I live, but I know they cause misery to people in other areas.

Fireworks are dangerous and they don’t just harm the idiot that doesn’t know how to use them. There’s no real need for anybody to buy their own, there’s plenty of professional displays in the U.K.

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PostRe: Sainsbo's stop selling fireworks - time to ban them entirely for home use?
by Kezzer » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:13 pm

Moggy wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:
Moggy wrote:Why do I get the feeling that this thread will cause Gemini to storm off of the forum again…. ;)

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Nah. I think it's quite funny. Never knew quite so many Victor Meldrews frequented this place. :lol:


And I never realised how many chavs we had. :lol:


I can't afford burberry. :lol:


Nor can most chavs.



:lol:

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by Karl_ » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:39 pm

In the 15th century, Korea developed an artillery weapon called a hwacha, which was capable of launching up to 200 fireworks at an enemy in a single volley.

For... completely unrelated reasons, I think fireworks should continue to be available for, uh, personal use.

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:08 pm

As a pet owner and somebody with PTSD who responds badly to loud bangs (I strawberry floating hate balloons, too), fireworks can strawberry float off.

And if you think taking my (and others') PTSD into account is "nanny state bullshit", then you can shove a strawberry floating firework up your arse.

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by <]:^D » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:18 pm

holy gooseberry fool im agreeing with Gemini :lol:
i have a dog, and fireworks on random days are annoying - but i like home fireworks, have some good memories of them, and think children and others shouldnt be deprived of that joy because some bell ends cant do it safely. i think they should only be available for certain times of the year, but i dont agree with an all out ban.
also public displays are gooseberry fool because you have to stand in a field for hours and other people are just annoying. much rather set off some rockets in my back garden :datass:

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PostRe: Sainsbo's stop selling fireworks - time to ban them entirely for home use?
by Kezzer » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:20 pm

Karl_ wrote:In the 15th century, Korea developed an artillery weapon called a hwacha, which was capable of launching up to 200 fireworks at an enemy in a single volley.

For... completely unrelated reasons, I think fireworks should continue to be available for, uh, personal use.



Excuse me! What are you doing with those plans for a 15th century artillery weapon?!

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PostRe: Sainsbo's stop selling fireworks - time to ban them entirely for home use?
by Gemini73 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:25 pm

<]:^D wrote:holy gooseberry fool im agreeing with Gemini :lol:


That's a dark path to head down...


*Edit* And that's the problem with public displays. Other people.

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PostRe: Sainsbo's stop selling fireworks - time to ban them entirely for home use?
by <]:^D » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:26 pm

if it means we can set off fireworks at home im down :nod:

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PostRe: Sainsbo's stop selling fireworks - time to ban them entirely for home use?
by Corazon de Leon » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:30 pm

I should probably qualify my opinion actually, When I say that fireworks should be limited to organised shows I mean that they should be more heavily regulated. Licenses for use(for example, a condition should be that you can show you have the space available to use the fireworks you want safely) and training in how to actually use fireworks before you’re given a license too.

That might sound stupid but again, deaths and serious injuries have increased year on year for a decade so it’s clear that the current system isn’t working to protect people from the consequences of fireworks. It’s not just idiots hurting themselves, it’s idiots hurting other people(and animals) ruining it for everyone.

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