The 5 shot roman candle wasnt properly secured before ignition and so cantilevered towards the persons child causing a serious injury.I'v given my 2 cents many a time but it pretty much consists of people pee other people off 24/7. That noisy dog all day? The idiots that think leaving an engine running at 5am while they pop in to get last bits sorted before work? (I experience a lot of that, often with them blasting out the radio as well).
Wild animals? A rambler walking in the woods would make a wild animal crap its pants and run away frightened because that's what wild animals do, they are frightened of everything and go into fight or flight mode. Let's ban ramblers and any other sounds like car engines (Of which I have seen many squashed wild animals in the road. Rabbits, Pheasants, squirrels)
Domesticated pets? Dogs for example can be fine around fireworks. That dog which get frightened about fireworks? Well that same dog can often pee off all neighbours around them with constant barking all year round.
Cat's? They sh*t on peoples lawns all year round. I'v gone outside to walk in cat mess by a cat owned by people that let their cats out in the day. It's vile. It happens repeatedly all year round, especially in my back garden. Should I put fairy liquid on the fence so they slide off any time they try and come near my garden?
Let's face it..... and here's a very much realistic breakdown of things with the petition:
65%: Just hate fireworks, they will latch on to anything against fireworks weather true, false or weather they even care about it. They don't like it, so get it banned.
25%: People that hate fireworks but also own a pet. Said pet, especially dogs and cats cause a nuisance all year round for people. Their own behaviour doesn't help the pet and in fact "oh no, there's a scary bang" just re-enforces the behaviour.
5%: Old people who just don't like fireworks. Well, let's be fair, they probably never liked fireworks anyway and with limited knowledge of modern times think it's kids with "bangers" causing a nuisance in the street.
3%: those with more agricultural animals. Again, it's well presented and advertised there is a lot they can do to calm the animals (Plus they don't Shnookerdookies! and moan about farmers shotguns or bird scarer's all year round)
Well, sadly its 2% who have been harmed with fireworks.
Sadly, and I mean this genuinely.... More often than not it has been the fault of the person lightning the fireworks.
I remember last year a woman was all over the news claiming fireworks are dangerous as during her back garden display, her child was hurt as the firework "misfired".
What actually happened, clear as day from the footage is the rather tame 5 shot candle was angled toward the audience or not secured in the ground (I can't remember which and haven't got time to find the video) and that sadly fired towards her child. Rather than put her hands up, it has to be someone or something else's fault doesn't it?
Same old. I remember posting on another forum having witnessed first hand the disaster in Salisbury in 2014 where people got hit in the face by fireworks.
It was so damn blatant that safety distances, even with a misfire was ignored. People got injured. I got slated there because said company is highly reputable and great (apparently). Members had a go at me for disrespecting a decent fireworks company.
Well, the uproar by people there was extreme. "Ban fireworks" and so on. It really gave members of the public something to blame fireworks for.
The inquest was that "SmartPyro" didn't allocate enough of a fallout zone and to quote the expert who investigated "Even if product failure had not occurred there was a significant risk to people in this area".
I still don't believe there was a "failure" as it was multiple injuries from several different shot tubes (so they can't all be faulty?). Hopefully that company never get to launch fireworks again as that incident certainly fuelled a lot more people to be against fireworks.