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Florida on the verge of repealing it's fireworks ban

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Independence Day in Florida will be a bang if the Florida Legislature has it's way.

According to the Orlando Sentinel on Jan. 8, the Florida Legislature is planning on exploding its long-ignored fireworks ban just in time for the Fourth of July.

The law was for a long time considered sheepish and ignored, but Florida lawmakers may be admitting that it is time for the state to get rid of its ban on most fireworks -- for the simple fact that the law has never really been enforced.

Senate Commerce and Tourism Chair Nancy Detert (R-Venice) told the Sentinel:

This is the 'we're done lying bill'

The law included a ban on black cartridges, toy cannons, firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, Roman candles, cherry bombs and anything else that contained a flammable compound.

The law did allow toy guns, smoke devices, party poppers, snappers, snakes and sparklers.

But the one loophole in the law was that the flammable compound had to be used for agriculture purposes, and many state residents were using the loophole to legally gain access to the more explosive fireworks.

Stay tuned.

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