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Oregon Fireworks, Ridiculous KATU News Story And The Need To Lift The Fireworks Ban

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by SunTzu, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. SunTzu

    SunTzu portland, or Active Member

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    Police, firefighters hand out 135 fireworks tickets, one man arrested | Local & Regional | KATU.com - Portland News, Sports, Traffic Weather and Breaking News - Portland, Oregon

    From the article:
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    i really want to get the fireworks ban lifted in oregon... nobody follows the law anyway and life has some inherent risk. People get DUI's and crash their cars but alcohol and cars are perfectly legal.

    petitions, letters to senators etc...? ideas? are there really that many people that support the fireworks ban? and, how can they take the law seriously when looking at the skyline blooming with thousands of "illegal" mortars lighting up the night?
     
  2. hoody

    hoody Tigard/Beaverton area Active Member

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    I examined to my nephew that he was hearing the sweet sound of civil disobedience.
     
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  3. dallen1x

    dallen1x Wil_Val, OR Active Member

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    We set off hundreds of fireworks at Port Orchard, WA and watched thousands more being set off by other people. It was great.

    People that are anti-fireworks on the 4th of July are either un-patriotic, or have no sense about what the fireworks really mean.

    Sure the colors are pretty but the rockets red glare is a reminder.

    Stupid nanny state rules should be overturned.
     
  4. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Yes and no. I believe the original intent was fire danger. Also, I believe that Washington does have a better selection of fireworks, such as ones that emit sparks higher than 4', but not all of the fireworks lighting up the nights sky are actually legal in Washington, such as the ones purchased on reservations. I don't live in Washington, so please correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  5. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Absolutely agree, lift all the Oregon fireworks restrictions.
     
  6. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    It does strike me as odd that Washington not only shares a border, but also a similar climate. It seems like the fire danger would be the same. That said, Washington allows marijuana and gay marriage, so where's your "state rights" rant?
     
  7. JGRuby

    JGRuby Portland Oregon New Member

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    I do not believe that the ban should be lifted unless there is mandatory jail time for those that cause damage / light fires due to thier careless use of the fireworks. If this was implemented I would support you. Frankly getting tired of reading about all the fires that destroys homes and property in the news on July 5th. Another question - if this is about the 4th of July why am I still hearing them in the evening as of yesterday the 9th of July.

    James Ruby
     
  8. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Oregon fireworks are pathetic.

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    If it's a fire issue, the entire state of Washington should be a smouldering pile of ashes right now.
     
  9. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    I don't know that I've ever given a "state rights" rant....
     
  10. Mezzovex

    Mezzovex Sherwood Active Member

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    My thoughts exactly. The only thing I can think of is:

    Because Oregon is one step closer to calli.
     
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  11. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I wasn't directly referring to you as the one giving a rant, but in general. As gun owners, I would say that the majority on here agree with state rights, i.e. you don't live in California.
     
  12. IheartGUNS

    IheartGUNS WaCo Well-Known Member

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    Been to the coast for the first time for 4th of July and NOBODY follows the rules. I think we were the only people lighting the crap you buy at stores. Next year I know where I'll be buying fireworks...
     
  13. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    It's been about 15 years or so, but when I was camping at a lake one year, I don't remember where, the State/Sheriff was sitting there watching everybody light off the illegal fireworks. They only seemed to be concerned with safety.
     
  14. SunTzu

    SunTzu portland, or Active Member

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    this is a perfect case-study of mindset failure just like the gun-grabbers' push for a firearms ban. the ban only stops the few law abiding citizens but does nothing to curb illegal fireworks. apparently this year police and fire "cracked down"... meanwhile mortars were being shot off on every block in portland metro long into the night. the oregon ban does not stop anyone.

    and yes, oregon and washington do share a similar climate. so, why isn't washington suffering from the firestorm caused by these horrible destructive devices???
     
  15. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    I live just across a channel from a reservation. I am still hearing the sound of freedom at night. Doesn't bother me too much as long as they knock it off before midnight. Navy was pretty loud this week with night ops as well but that doesn 't bother me much either. it too is the sound of freedom. Fireworks laws, gun laws, etc. it is all about a minority wanting to control the masses. I wonder how many fires are gonna be started by kids trying to recreate the cell provider commercial where all the bikes have sparklers on them? I knew a guy once with a fist full of sparklers and he was handing out lit ones with his other hand....well a little girl set the bundle in his hand off.....nasty, nasty burns and he was off flight status for weeks and weeks.:angry:
    Good judgement, failure to exercise. His idiocy finally caught up with him when he used a "training flight" to go visit his mistress. Called his butt back on active duty and they court martialed him. He was the worst skipper I ever had.

    Brutus Out
     
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  16. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    They aren't "illegal" fireworks please be more politically correct, they are "undocumented" fireworks. A little bit of political correctness goes a long ways....
     
  17. SunTzu

    SunTzu portland, or Active Member

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    i apologize for my ignorance.
    how about: geographically discriminated against.
     
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  18. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Amnesty for Undocumented Fireworks. Let FREEDOM START HERE!

    :redspot:

    Brutus Out
     
  19. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    That's the amnesty that I can get behind!
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    I agree, but definitely wish people would limit their use to the 4th only.
    We have a giant alaskan malamute that wouldn't eat or crap for 3 days because of all the continuous concussions of fireworks. Totally terrified and she is inside with us.
    Ever have a 180# canine jump ten feet and land in your lap.
    Don't........:mad: