SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – State lawmakers are once again considering legislation that would allow Massachusetts residents to use and sell fireworks.
Right now, it is illegal for private citizens to use, possess, or sell fireworks in Massachusetts. It is also against the law to purchase fireworks legally elsewhere and then bring them into the state.
22News spoke with residents today on both sides of the issue.
“People are probably getting fiend unnecessarily, you know they go over the state line and come back and get fireworks and get in trouble so yeah I’m in favor of it,” said Al Marczyk of Easthampton.
Sandy Mancini of West Springfield said, “I don’t think they should legalize fireworks, it just puts the kids at risk, lot of injuries.
If you get caught with fireworks, you can spend up to a year in jail and be fined up to 1,000 dollars.