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Economy Could Help Ease Restrictions Of Fireworks Sales In Tri-State Area

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Firecrackers and bottle rockets (Photo by Michael Smith/Getty Images)

Firecrackers and bottle rockets (Photo by Michael Smith/Getty Images)

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Ginny Kosola is one of WCBS Newsradio 880's intrepid reporters.
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — While the sale of fireworks is illegal in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Delaware, beaches and backyards in those states and others could be more explosive than ever this year.

The New York Times says other states and communities have lifted fireworks restrictions to bring in tax revenues. In 2010, the fireworks industry generated $952 million in sales and approximately two-thirds of those sales were to consumers.

WCBS 880′s Ginny Kosola reports: The Economy Could Help Ease Restrictions Of Fireworks Sales


Pennsylvania allows locals to buy sparklers and small fireworks and allows out-of-state residents to purchase a larger selection.

Do you think the ban on buying fireworks should be lifted? Sound off below in our comments section…

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