Saturday, July 3, 2010

It's almost time for the annual.....

.."Break One of Pennsylvania's Stupid Laws Day".
Also known by the more common vernacular name  "American Independence Day". Wherein, thousands of local residents either: a) Find a way to pretend to be an out-of-stater,  or: b) Buy fireworks from the many other nearby states where it is legal to do so. 

Because, you see, it is legal to buy fireworks in Pennsylvania. It is legal to use certain fireworks in Pennsylvania. Some city and townships allow fireworks like Roman candles, that would otherwise be prohibited.It is Illegal, however, for any Pennsylvania residents to buy fireworks in Pennsylvania, professional or not.


I'm lost. what idiot thought that that law made any sense? "Let's sell fireworks here, but not to the people that actually live here lolololol!!!1!!!1!!eleventy-one111!"  "Oh yeah, and people who live here can use fireworks too! Let's put that in!!1!!!1!!ONE!11!!!" Why make it legal to use something in a state, and sell that same thing in said state, but make it illegal for anyone in that state to purchase it in that state? It's like if they decided to change the drinking laws so that people over 21 could purchase alcohol, but only from out-of-state stores and dealers.

It's all very confusing, but then, Pennsylvania seems to be ahead of the game in contradictory, senseless, and outdated laws that are still on the books hundreds of years after usefulness. (Illegal for women to wear makeup without a license? Fire hydrants are to be checked one hour before every fire?!)

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