Yet Another Law That I Don’t Get

FireworksSo it’s Independence Day weekend.  That means (among other things), a day off work, cookouts, family and FIREWORKS!  The wife absolutely LOVES them and she takes the opportunity to see just as many shows as possible.  I believe this year we’ve got Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings lined up.

The boys love them as well (though I think they’re more enamored with the fact that they get to stay up past bedtime).  Being Super Dad, I figured I’d look into getting a few that we could light off in the backyard and ran across this law:

Sparklers, trick noisemakers & novelties are exempt under Ohio law. Other consumer fireworks may be sold to Ohio residents upon execution of a form agreeing to take the items out to the state within 48 hours, or to out-of state residents upon execution of a form agreeing to take the items out the state within 72 hours.

So what you’re telling me is I can BUY them but can’t set them off?  Unless of course I’m going to take them out of the state.  Hey, thanks Ohio… that’s convenient.

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