It's my constitutional right to celebrate the birth of our nation by setting fire to parts of it, damn it. Not that it really changes my plans, as we're heading to Pennsylvania to my parents' house in the middle of nowhere to cook dead animals and blow things up this weekend.
Bloomberg Wants to Protect Us From Sparkler-Wielding Terrorists wrote:
A recently passed bill to allow the sale of sparklers in New York wouldn't even apply in the five boroughs, but Mayor Bloomberg is still urging Governor Cuomo to veto it, arguing that terrorists could use the fireworks to make a bomb. The mayor's office pointed to failed Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, though he used fireworks containing gunpowder, which isn't found in sparklers. You can ponder whether the risks are worth it while making your annual pre-Fourth of July trek to Connecticut.