State Senator Says Big Fireworks Should Be Left To The Pros

July 16, 2014

By Pat Batcheller

"It, I believe, was a false and a bad choice for the Legislature to opt for a little bit of revenue, and a bad trade instead of protecting public safety."

Michigan State Senator Glenn Anderson (D-Westland).

State law allows people to shoot off fireworks on and around national holidays. But some Michigan residents are still lighting them, nearly two weeks after Independence Day. Three years ago, the Legislature legalized airborne and explosive fireworks. The only State Senator who voted against legalizing Class C fireworks says he wants to ban them again. Westland Democrat Glenn Anderson tells WDET's Pat Batcheller there have been too many injuries and complaints since the ban was repealed. Click on the audio links above to hear the conversation.