Fireworks Group Not Taking Action Against Firework Bans
As more counties and towns put bans on fireworks during a time when they are usually protected under state law, the head of the state's fireworks lobby group says he won't sue.
Steve Graves, the head of the Indiana Fireworks Association says he's disappointed, and he disagrees, but he also says he gets it. "Everybody's responsible for the concerns of the locals, and I guess from a state point of view, if I had 22 counties calling me, and 92 fire chiefs and mayors, and county commissioners, I think I would probably listen to them."
Dozens of counties and cities have put some restriction on fireworks, and that number seems to be growing exponentially as the state endures a drought. Graves says the state stands to lose millions of dollars in tax revenue, and attributes slumping fireworks sales this year to fear that people might be jailed.