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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty View Post
    My family owned a store a few years back, and they always closed it in fear that fireworks would happen again. My father had just stepped out in the back and then there came a firework. God knows what would have happened if he was actually in there, or any of the kids.

    I've witnessed a lot of fireworks being shot off in random directions, random meaning horizontally. With thousands of people and children going to displays, this is going to be awful. No doubt, I'd want to take my kids to displays to see the pretty colors, but I'm going to be scared out of my wits trying to protect them. Maybe I could just shoot the fireworks.

    Personal experience is nothing to go by in a good "debate".
    Actually, anecdotes are what we base our opinions on. 9-11 happened so now you think every plane you're on will be hijacked even though thousands of flights happen every day. Your father almost got hit, so now you think they should be banned. I haven't met anyone who has been injured, so I think they're okay. A rape victim would say they'd shoot a rapist if they had the opportunity. Etc.

    I don't mind the banning of large fireworks, roman candles and the like. But seriously, firecrackers, bottle rockets, and sparklers? D:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty View Post
    My family owned a store a few years back, and they always closed it in fear that fireworks would happen again. My father had just stepped out in the back and then there came a firework. God knows what would have happened if he was actually in there, or any of the kids.

    I've witnessed a lot of fireworks being shot off in random directions, random meaning horizontally. With thousands of people and children going to displays, this is going to be awful. No doubt, I'd want to take my kids to displays to see the pretty colors, but I'm going to be scared out of my wits trying to protect them. Maybe I could just shoot the fireworks.

    Personal experience is nothing to go by in a good "debate".

    I hope you all realize that I'm mostly for fireworks. I just used that as a comparison in the gun ban thread. They're only commonly used on one day a year, pretty doubtful for guns. Unless you want to introduce the art of creating a fireworks display in the Olympics, then they're fine for one day a year.
    Ever heard of a nigger chaser? ('scuse the term, I don't know what else they're called xD) Dead fun to play with, you don't know which way they'll go before they shoot off. I've been hit by one, and yeah, it hurt, but that's what's fun about it. xD
    "Pain is only weakness leaving the body", no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brawny View Post
    Actually, anecdotes are what we base our opinions on. 9-11 happened so now you think every plane you're on will be hijacked even though thousands of flights happen every day. Your father almost got hit, so now you think they should be banned. I haven't met anyone who has been injured, so I think they're okay. A rape victim would say they'd shoot a rapist if they had the opportunity. Etc.

    I don't mind the banning of large fireworks, roman candles and the like. But seriously, firecrackers, bottle rockets, and sparklers? D:
    No. I don't oppose fireworks, man! Things that can be shot (coincidental, I swear) shouldn't be available to the public.

    And I swear I said that opinions can change based on personal experience in that thread too. :P
    Last edited by Sixty; 01-27-2009 at 09:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty View Post
    No. I don't oppose fireworks, man! Things that can be shot (coincidental, I swear) shouldn't be available to the public.
    You're the kinda guy who always wipes his seat before he sits in it huh? You worry too much man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodine View Post
    You're the kinda guy who always wipes his seat before he sits in it huh? You worry too much man.
    Quite the contrary.

    You're the kinda guy who smokes and drinks? Let's see how that turns out for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty View Post
    Quite the contrary.

    You're the kinda guy who smokes and drinks? Let's see how that turns out for you.
    I smoke and drink yes, cause life is short and I don't care to prolong it. I live it to the fullest. **** saftey, **** rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodine View Post
    You're the kinda guy who always wipes his seat before he sits in it huh? You worry too much man.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty View Post
    Quite the contrary.
    If you're saying you want fireworks banned because people can get hit by them, then that's pretty much what Bodine was saying. Metaphor, no?

    Should you ban power tools because they can cut your finger off? Sgoud you ban candles because they can burn you? (???)
    I know I'm sort of pissing in the wind here, but that's basically what you're saying: if you can get hurt by something; ban it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROB64 View Post
    If you're saying you want fireworks banned because people can get hit by them, then that's pretty much what Bodine was saying. Metaphor, no?

    Should you ban power tools because they can cut your finger off? Sgoud you ban candles because they can burn you? (???)
    I know I'm sort of pissing in the wind here, but that's basically what you're saying: if you can get hurt by something; ban it.
    Haha, no. Teenagers are just attracted to abusing fireworks.

    I don't think there's going to be a craze any time soon of people running out in the streets with chainsaws BECAUSE THEY CAN. When people are in gangs, fireworks are much "funner" to abuse.

    I like fireworks, I really do!

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    Hmmm, did you vote for Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty View Post
    Haha, no. Teenagers are just attracted to abusing fireworks.

    I don't think there's going to be a craze any time soon of people running out in the streets with chainsaws BECAUSE THEY CAN. When people are in gangs, fireworks are much "funner" to abuse.

    I like fireworks, I really do!

    That's not what recent videogames say.

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    Other than the fact that fireworks have no practical use, of course.

    Not to fit a mold,

    Not to join a trend,

    Not to follow a crowd


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