Every year at this time I ask myself, should fireworks be illegal?


I admit it.  I’m about to say, “when I was a kid we had ’em and nobody died.” I can’t help it. 4th of July just screams for some backyard fireworks. I envy the adult “kids” living all around me in Iberville, Ascension, WBR and Livingston that can initiate patriotic explosions in their own back yards. Now, I understand that there are some risks, I mean after all, we are talking explosions here; but, I’m not talking the big stuff:  just some Roman Candles and some small artillery shells. Should those small, harmless explosions be illegal?