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Firework menace completely un-policed

johnboy 4 June 2009 69

The Canberra Times has been digging for records on the numbers of firework miscreants getting punished for misusing black powder fun.

And it turns out there aren’t any.

    “The Office of Regulatory Services says its records, which aren’t exhaustive, show no fines were issued last year or over the past few years.”

That’s one hell of a menace to society which must be banned.


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vg 10:56 pm 04 Jun 09

“Why should something that annoys people for two weeks of the year mainly concentrated around one weekend be banned due to yet another attack of the “wowsers”?”

People getting killed annoys me. Am I a wowser?

You answered your own question. Because that thing is only supposed to happen ON that weekend, not the 2 weeks around it

Sic 10:46 pm 04 Jun 09

Pesty said :

Sic said :

No amount of kids having fun setting of fireworks can be more frustrating than a bad animal owner who ignores their barking dog all through the night, every night.

Ok, who’s for the banning of dogs? WTF why stop there, get rid of cats, rabbits, and those bloody annoying budgies!

winge winge winge

Way to not get the point Einstein.

Why should something that annoys people for two weeks of the year mainly concentrated around one weekend be banned due to yet another attack of the “wowsers”?

Plus hey, it’s not the dogs fault it has dropkick owners, but end of the day, it’s the dog that’ll get my hose when it’s 2am and I’m still awake from the barking. Should get the point now that it’s colder.

Woody Mann-Caruso 8:19 pm 04 Jun 09

Go search YouTube for ‘ANNM’ to find out what you can make with some perfectly cheap and legal nitromethane from your local hobby shop (please, sir, it’s for my model plane) and some semi-regulated ammonium nitrate. Then go search Wikipedia for ‘ANFO’ for more laughs.

p1 5:30 pm 04 Jun 09

in light of the act health dept handing out patches to smokers, will we get a packet of sparklers?

I hope so, cause I love making sparkler bombs! 🙂

peterh 5:13 pm 04 Jun 09

some of the big bungers sound like someone has got their hands on TNT. it doesn’t surprise me that the govt are trying to persecute the legal fireworks users in a bid to clean up the illegal users. in light of the act health dept handing out patches to smokers, will we get a packet of sparklers?

jakez 4:57 pm 04 Jun 09

I think the best argument in favour of banning the fireworks is the post above talking about how annoying it is that people still purchase and let off the already illegal firecrackers.

…hmm

Skidbladnir 4:50 pm 04 Jun 09

Der.
The solution to voters and their children letting off increasing quantities of illegal fireworks at the wrong time of year is clearly to increase the quantity of illegal fireworks and make every time of year “the wrong time”.

Voters and their children are never wrong, so any non-legislative behaviour-changing answer is not worth considering.

It’s not.

captainwhorebags 4:22 pm 04 Jun 09

Yes I agree, it’s the loud bungers that are the annoying problem. Thing is, these are already illegal.

So how is banning currently legal fireworks going to fix this?

barking toad 4:20 pm 04 Jun 09

There should be a constable at every letterbox in every street.

And others patrolling every empty space in every suburb to apprehend these criminals.

Nail ’em up I say!

Pesty 4:04 pm 04 Jun 09

Sic said :

No amount of kids having fun setting of fireworks can be more frustrating than a bad animal owner who ignores their barking dog all through the night, every night.

Ok, who’s for the banning of dogs? WTF why stop there, get rid of cats, rabbits, and those bloody annoying budgies!

winge winge winge

chewy14 3:18 pm 04 Jun 09

chrispy said :

I’m fairly certain I’ve heard fireworks going off near my home this week already.

really?

how can you tell?

p1 3:15 pm 04 Jun 09

I hear one a few minutes ago in Holt. But it doesn’t really relate to this story, because the legal ones don’t actually go bang any more (not that loud any, besides, they aren’t on sale yet…).

peterh 3:12 pm 04 Jun 09

chrispy said :

I’m fairly certain I’ve heard fireworks going off near my home this week already.

I know i have. the screaming and swearing was a dead giveaway…

chrispy 3:07 pm 04 Jun 09

I’m fairly certain I’ve heard fireworks going off near my home this week already.

Holden Caulfield 3:06 pm 04 Jun 09

Sic said :

No amount of kids having fun setting of fireworks can be more frustrating than a bad animal owner who ignores their barking dog all through the night, every night.

Haha, fair point, but it is when you don’t have that. 🙂

peterh 3:02 pm 04 Jun 09

chewy14 said :

mroizo said :

whats next, banning porn ?
surely tourism in the capital would suffer from no porn or fireworks.

They can rip my porn from my cold dead hands. Well at least one of them.

at least we would still have pot…

chewy14 2:49 pm 04 Jun 09

mroizo said :

whats next, banning porn ?
surely tourism in the capital would suffer from no porn or fireworks.

They can rip my porn from my cold dead hands. Well at least one of them.

mroizo 2:47 pm 04 Jun 09

whats next, banning porn ?
surely tourism in the capital would suffer from no porn or fireworks.

Sic 2:27 pm 04 Jun 09

No amount of kids having fun setting of fireworks can be more frustrating than a bad animal owner who ignores their barking dog all through the night, every night.

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