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Fireworks are pretty legal around here, especially with all the native reservations selling the hell out of that Chinese stuff.

Even though we live with millions of evergreens and deciduous trees, nothing like sending big old motors up into the sky! It’s so wet here nothing ever burns except for the bozo lighting that shit off in the house.

One of the most phenomenal experiences I get to enjoy each year is a huge view of everybody (mostly) on the waterfront lighting off their fireworks on Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve. A lot of people spend a lot of money.

It’s an incredible sight to see literally thousands of individual firework shows. And the sounds … Incroyable!





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Fireworks are pretty legal around here, especially with all the native reservations selling the hell out of that Chinese stuff.

Even though we live with millions of evergreens and deciduous trees, nothing like sending big old motors up into the sky! It’s so wet here nothing ever burns except for the bozo lighting that shit off in the house.

One of the most phenomenal experiences I get to enjoy each year is a huge view of everybody (mostly) on the waterfront lighting off their fireworks on Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve. A lot of people spend a lot of money.

It’s an incredible sight to see literally thousands of individual firework shows. And the sounds … Incroyable!


I live in the same 'hood as you ... minutes away ... and no, fireworks are not pretty much legal around here, actually the opposite. Yes, we do have many native reservations around here selling fireworks but those fireworks are only legal on the reservations.

Being the "Evergreen State" we do have many trees ... but July is dry season here on the westside and those trees can still catch fire as well as the homes. We wet our roof every year because of the knuckleheads launching aerial fireworks ... illegally.

And yes, I too enjoy the large aerial fireworks launched over the water ... and we have numerous large lakes and Puget Sound to do so.

I will try not to let my nearly four decades as an LEO in our area get in the way of what is legal or illegal about fireworks.


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Well not all laws need to be obeyed in kooky king county. Heck, the police won’t even investigate sex crimes now. Before you ticket somebody you got to consider the color of their skin?

I look up RCW is it appears that it is certainly legal during certain times in certain locations on certain days.

I lived for 10 years here in unincorporated properties and fireworks were absolutely legal. The cops only showed up if you were celebrating a couple of days to early.

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Forty years ago lived in a apartment complex with a swimming pool in the middle.
Two of my neighbors emptied about 15 M-80's into a jar, drilled a hole in the lid,
taped the fuses together. Put it down the concrete steps to go under the pool.
It was as loud as a mortar shell at a fireworks show. Police and firetruck came.
They never figured it out. Now this wasn't me, I was just a spectator.
 
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Well not all laws need to be obeyed in kooky king county. Heck, the police won’t even investigate sex crimes now. Before you ticket somebody you got to consider the color of their skin?

I look up RCW is it appears that it is certainly legal during certain times in certain locations on certain days.

I lived for 10 years here in unincorporated properties and fireworks were absolutely legal. The cops only showed up if you were celebrating a couple of days to early.

Ymmv Wink


Live here for nearly 70 years ... and LEO for nearly 40 years ... so think I "git this one". Legal certain times of the year means "by permit" such as community events.

Why co-mingle sex crimes and skin color with the fireworks laws ... ? Kinda off topic.


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Well not all laws need to be obeyed in kooky king county. Heck, the police won’t even investigate sex crimes now. Before you ticket somebody you got to consider the color of their skin?

I look up RCW is it appears that it is certainly legal during certain times in certain locations on certain days.

I lived for 10 years here in unincorporated properties and fireworks were absolutely legal. The cops only showed up if you were celebrating a couple of days to early.

Ymmv Wink


Live here for nearly 70 years ... and LEO for nearly 40 years ... so think I "git this one". Legal certain times of the year means "by permit" such as community events.

Why co-mingle sex crimes and skin color with the fireworks laws ... ? Kinda off topic.


Larger point about silly laws and compliance. Not off topic one bit.

I’ll defer to your LEO experience in the area.

But we all know the reality of what happens on July 4 here and it’s just not that big of a deal. Apparently the laws mean nothing. Just like sexual assault.





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Apologies to the OP… This was a fun thread.

I’ll let myself out…





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When I was kid my friends and I contributed a bunch of fire crackers to the cause. We broke them apart to get the black powder out, poured in all in a sheet of newspaper, rolled it tightly leaving a fuse sticking out, then wrapped that up tight with duct tape. We put it under a coffee can and set it off in the parking lot of a local pizza place. When it went off it was a lot bigger bang that we expected! Never did find the can but the cops showed up shortly, of course we didn't know anything about it. Big Grin



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Apologies to the OP… This was a fun thread.

I’ll let myself out…


That's ok. Who didn't do stupid things when you're young.
I didn't grow up until my 30's. I only made a couple of those
oxygen bombs about ten years ago just to show my kids.
I figured I would get flamed by a few.
 
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Do you guys realize that most of the "fireworks" we made would be a felony today?
 
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Do you guys realize that most of the "fireworks" we made would be a felony today?


It's a different world. My friend grew up in rural PA, would bring his rifle to school
during deer season. Nobody batted an eye. sorry for the thread drift.
 
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We had bottle rocket fights, A few roman candle fights, decided to stop those.
make a mudball, put a blackcat in it and try to get to blowup over your friends head.
Ahhh, good times.
 
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Yikes.

PLEASE don't make your own explosive devices, people. Legal issues aside, most folks simply don't have the expertise to do so safely. There are TONS of instructions and videos on the internet, but TONS of them are full of bad ideas.

Granted, back in the day I did plenty of dumb shit with homemade thermite, flash powder, and a bunch of other items.

Mom: What's that hole melted into the road in front of the driveway?
Teenage me: Lightning strike?

I do this stuff for a living, and I know better now. At least I did enough research back then that I can still count to ten using my hands.

You want an eye opener? Type "explosives injuries" into a Google Image search.

JUST SAY NO to amateur explosives hour.


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Yikes.

PLEASE don't make your own explosive devices, people. Legal issues aside, most folks simply don't have the expertise to do so safely. There are TONS of instructions and videos on the internet, but TONS of them are full of bad ideas.

Granted, back in the day I did plenty of dumb shit with homemade thermite, flash powder, and a bunch of other items.

Mom: What's that hole melted into the road in front of the driveway?
Teenage me: Lightning strike?

I do this stuff for a living, and I know better now. At least I did enough research back then that I can still count to ten using my hands.

You want an eye opener? Type "explosives injuries" into a Google Image search.

JUST SAY NO to amateur explosives hour.


I get your point, I was bringing back memories from decades ago.
You know those little paper things you throw to the ground and they make a little pop?
My cousin was making them twenty times that size and one blew up in his face.
 
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Myself and a couple of pals that had a drivers license drove past the Missouri border from Iowa and bought a bunch of Silver Salutes, M80's and the large Torpedos. Upon return we built an oversized slingshot and were bombarding our water tower with the torpedos and shooting Silver Salutes and M 80's over our small town. If you hit the water tower above the water line it would ring for a while. Never had any luck hitting the local church bell, which was probably just as well. The local cop never did figure out where they were launched from. Good times in small town Iowa in the mid sixties.


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Me and a buddy used to generate hydrogen and try to explode (or at least burn) it. We could never get enough concentrated to have much more than a pop.

But I quit that kind of nonsense when I was about 15 or 16.




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60 plus years ago would take a metal baking soda can with a sealable snap in lid and after placing several "carbide rocks" and a couple drops of water and place the cap back on the can and place a match in front of the small pin hole in the cap and get ready for a loud bang.... replace cap and mayde another drop of water and repeat the process...........Carbide rocks were the same that coal miners used in their head worn lights while under ground and very old and early auotmobile headlamps............................. drill sgt.
 
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