To: The Michigan State House, The Michigan State Senate, and Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Repeal the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act of 2011

We call upon the members of the Michigan Legislature to immediately repeal the Fireworks Safety Act 256 of 2011, and for the Governor to sign that repeal, in the interest of the safety and well-being of the citizens of Michigan.

Why is this important?

When the Michigan Legislature passed and Governor Snyder signed the Fireworks Safety Act of 2011, their goal was to increase revenue to the state of Michigan and to encourage citizens to buy consumer fireworks in Michigan rather than in neighboring states. The result has been a drastic increase in the amount and violence of private fireworks displays all over the state of Michigan, thereby endangering people, pets and property. It is not worth the additional revenue. We want to return to the time before 2011 when these airborne fireworks were illegal to sell, purchase and use in the State of Michigan.

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Reasons for signing

  • Because people don't just shoot firworks off on the days they can, they shoot them off any time they want and the poloce do nothing about it.
  • Well for the obvious reasons, Animals and Vets with PTSD. But on top of fireworks I have a neighbor that goes out and SHOOTS during the blasts!!! Shooting, IN THE DARK!!!! If my yard is littered with all the firework shrapnel where do you suspect those bullets end up!!!!???
  • because my dog was crippled last 4th of July because the neighbor was lighting off loud booms. She was laying on couch and fell off and could not walk for almost 7 months. I had enough. Wish I could move to a private island, so I don't have to deal with this.