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I have always felt that fireworks should not be on sale to the general public

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Campaigns Corner
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Campaigns Corner
If you agree, please sign the following petition. We already have over 45,000 signatures:

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/168663
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  • PollycatPollycat Forumite
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    There's a board called Campaign Corner which has a number of petitions on, that might be a more appropriate place for this.

    I agree with the title of your thread
    I have always felt that fireworks should not be on sale to the general public
    I think they should only be on sale to verified organisations.
  • SuzieSueSuzieSue Forumite
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    Pollycat wrote: »
    There's a board called Campaign Corner which has a number of petitions on, that might be a more appropriate place for this.


    .

    Thanks, but I can't see who would look at a separate board dedicated to Campaigns unless they have a lot of time on their hands - I certainly don't have time to look at every board.

    I put it here because it is popular board and because the damage that fireworks cause affects families.
  • PollycatPollycat Forumite
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    I was pointing out that your thread might be moved by a board guide.
  • DomRavioliDomRavioli
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    SuzieSue wrote: »
    Thanks, but I can't see who would look at a separate board dedicated to Campaigns unless they have a lot of time on their hands - I certainly don't have time to look at every board.

    I put it here because it is popular board and because the damage that fireworks cause affects families.

    Always one party pooper isn't there.

    I've never bought fireworks, but what gives you the right to dictate to 65 million people?
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    Plenty of people think this (hence the number of signatures on the petition). Those that think differently can of course put their own views across.

    I can't see that anyone's personal need to set fire to parts of their garden is worth the hassle it causes every year.
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    edited 3 November 2016 at 1:04PM
    DomRavioli wrote: »
    Always one party pooper isn't there.

    I've never bought fireworks, but what gives you the right to dictate to 65 million people?
    What gives anyone the right to start a petition against or for something that they feel strongly about?

    The fact that we are free to do so. :p

    The OP is not dictating to anyone.
    She is politely asking people who agree to sign the petition.
    SuzieSue wrote: »
    If you agree, please sign the following petition.

    I don't think the OP is a party pooper at all.
    There are far too many injuries each year from irresponsible use of fireworks.
    Not to mention the distress caused to animals because of idiots letting fireworks off for days before the actual day.
    Plus those sick people who deliberately and cruelly target animals with fireworks.

    Just been watching This Morning.
    A woman was asking for advice for her husband who is suffereing from PTSD as a result of the war and who is dreading Bonfire Night.
    If fireworks were only sold to organised events they could avoid that.

    If you don't agree, don't sign the petition.
    Damage done by fireworks - either accidental or deliberate - is no party.
    So there's no 'pooping' being done here.
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    SuzieSue wrote: »
    If you agree, please sign the following petition. We already have over 45,000 signatures:

    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/168663


    I don't agree. I won't be signing.
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    DomRavioli wrote: »
    Always one party pooper isn't there.

    I've never bought fireworks, but what gives you the right to dictate to 65 million people?

    Please point out where the OP attempts to dictate to anyone?

    In my opinion she couldn't have been more polite.
  • DomayneDomayne Forumite
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    I agree 100% and I have signed the petition.
    I have a friend who lost an index finger because of fireworks.
    Last year my best friends drunk dad set one off that came about an inch from taking my face off plus every year they drive my dog absolutely insane and he barks none stop all night long!
    Too many idiots about who don't know how to be responsible makes them too much of a risk for regular joes to be able to get their hands on them so easily, I really hope they get banned!
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  • edited 3 November 2016 at 2:36PM
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    edited 3 November 2016 at 2:36PM
    DomRavioli wrote: »
    Always one party pooper isn't there.

    I've never bought fireworks, but what gives you the right to dictate to 65 million people?

    Would you still say that if someone threw a firework at you or your property and injured you?

    If so, then we can agree to disagree.
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