Petition aims to repeal law allowing all Michigan residents to buy fireworks

Petition aims to repeal Fireworks Safety Law of 2011

DETROIT – A new petition that has surfaced aims to repeal the Fireworks Safety Law of 2011, which changed Michigan restrictions so that everyone could buy big fireworks.

The law has generated more income for the state, but it's also given rise to complaints from residents across the state.

The petition hsa 27,000 signatures, but needs 30,000 signatures to be presented to the state legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder.

Here is some information from the petition's website:

"When the Michigan Legislature passed and Governor Snyder signed the Fireworks Safety Act of 2011, their goal was to increase revenue to the state of Michigan and to encourage citizens to buy consumer fireworks in Michigan rather than in neighboring states. The result has been a drastic increase in the amount and violence of private fireworks displays all over the state of Michigan, thereby endangering people, pets and property. It is not worth the additional revenue. We want to return to the time before 2011 when these airborne fireworks were illegal to sell, purchase and use in the State of Michigan."

Click here to learn more about the petition.

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