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Fire hazards may soon be legal

Tucsonans, and the entire state, may soon get the go-ahead to play with fire.

Or at least play with sparklers and other small, spinning, smoking and burning objects.

Bill legalizing sparklers clears a major hurdle, Capitol Media Service

PHOENIX — Arizona is halfway to making sparklers legal.

By 34-21, the state House voted Tuesday to make it legal for stores to sell and Arizonans to use sparklers. HB 2258 would also legalize cone fountains, ground spinners and toy smoke devices.

The legislation now goes to the Senate.

If approved there, odds are it will become law. Gov. Jan Brewer, who said she played with sparklers herself while growing up in California, is on record saying she believes the current restrictions make no sense. Brewer said she allowed her own children to play with sparklers in Mexico. Read story: www.azstarnet.com/sn/byauthor/294569

Well, if the governor’s done it, and her kids have done it, by all means the rest of us should follow suit.

I am not much of a fan of sparklers after I accidentally burnt down the neighbor’s picnic table umbrella with one.

There went my entire summer’s allowance.

These devices can be neat, but they can also get into the hands of pranksters and rabblerousers who will use them for annoyance and destruction.

Then again, those types would get their hands on them whether they were legal or not.


Are you a fan of sparklers, cone fountains, ground spinners and toy smoke devices?

Do you lay awake at night wishing they were legal to sell and use in Tucson?

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