Should Maine legalize fireworks?

Posted July 14, 2009, at 9:23 a.m.

A state legislator was recently charged for possessing illegal fireworks, which prompted many to suggest Maine should join other states in legalizing them. Is Maine being overly protective by banning fireworks? Is the law that bans them ineffective, since many people

buy fireworks in other states and then bring them here? Or is the fact that they are illegal saving many children from losing fingers or eyes?