Consumer-grade fireworks are currently illegal in Arizona, but the sate government is considering passing a bill that would give the fire marshal the power to regulate the sale of them. This has caused an outcry from anti-fireworks types who say that even the less powerful consumer-grade products are too dangerous. Unfortunately, one of the most publicized opponents is a guy who was severely burned in 2004 because he was launching mortar-style fireworks from his moving car, and one blew back in through the window and set his stash on fire.
There’s no doubt fireworks have the potential to cause a lot of damage, but you’d think the anti-legalization opponents could find a better spokesperson.
“I’ve had 30 surgeries, plenty of skin grafts,” said Crosbie, now 23. “I guess you could say I’m scarred for life because of this.”
Yeah, we guess you could say that, considering there are scars all over your arms and face. We can’t tell if you’re trying to be funny or not, what with that whole “shooting fireworks out of a moving car” stunt a few years ago.
If you don’t want to be like that guy, check out these fireworks safety tips from Consumer Reports, like how sparklers burn far hotter than people think (they’re the number one source of fireworks injuries for kids under 5).