The "old west" fireworks laws in Indiana need reform
I wrote this post a year ago for Hoosier Access, and it's worth revisiting this Fourth of July weekend:
The right of one person to set off fireworks should end when it endangers the lives or property of someone else. Specifically, allowing people to shoot explosives high into the air in a residential neighborhood is an invitation to disaster. All it would take is one rocket that does not explode in the air as it is supposed to and instead explodes after it lands on someone's roof to cause immense property damage and potentially cause serious injuries or even fatalities.