Are they legal where you live? Here in Las Vegas, they are only legal on New Year’s Eve and the 4th of July and then only on the very night of each holiday. People are restricted as to the type they can buy and must have a liscense for the flashy, air-borne types, so it’s the casinos that put on the spectacular shows. That doesn’t mean that people don’t buy the illegal ones (they can buy them on the nearby reservation). It also doesn’t mean that they only set them off when it’s allowed. This year, they did it for several days before and the day afterward. It drives my dogs nuts and they won’t go outside to pee. So guess where they go? I get along with my neighbors and they’re all nice people, so I didn’t call the police, which is what I wanted to do when it was 12:00 Midnight and I had to get up for work the next morning and the Seige of Berlin was going on in the street outside (illegally). Also, every year here, a home or two burns down as a result of an illegal firework landing on it (again, the ones that fly through the air). This year, fortunately, it was just the gym of a middle school and it happened when no one was there, so no one’s life was endangered. As you can tell, I’m less than enthusiastic about the idea of fireworks at Easter.