"Stop selling them to the public" - Echo readers back fireworks ban in poll

Fireworks should not be available for sale to the general public, say Echo readers.

Friday, 4th October 2019, 8:36 pm
Updated Monday, 7th October 2019, 12:22 pm

Diane Cave said: “I say yes, my partner got hit with one last year. Wasn’t in dangerous hands just set off and shot the wrong way, and went down his top! I hate them.”

Gemma Copping agreed. She said: “People should be only allowed to watch firework displays as having people buying them are dangerous they need banning in shops.”

David Evans agreed too, but was sceptical, saying: “Every year this is the discussion followed by government petitions nowt fresh ever happens.”

Readers voted by almost two to one in favour of a ban on selling fireworks to the general public.

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Ann Stuart Heath thinks the fireworks celebrations go on for far too long.

She said: “Nov 5th now starts in Sept and ends in January. Yes, stop selling them to members of the public, for God's sake, or if that's too much like the fun police at least sell only the versions without the bang.”

Gemma Copping said: “People should be only allowed to watch firework displays as having people buying them are dangerous they need banning in shops.”

Angela Dalzell doesn’t want an outright ban, saying: “No just don’t sell them to anyone under 21.”