Where to Get the Best Fireworks in America

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If you're really into fireworks, maybe you should move you butt to any square state. But whatever you do, don't move to New York, New Jersey, Delaware or Massachusetts. They have a total ban. The awesomerest state is South Carolina.


There they have prohibited any small rockets less than 3 inches long and half an inch thick. That's right: They have a ban on ridiculously sized fireworks.

The nation's capital is, ironically, the lamest when it comes to celebrate the 4th of July. It doesn't have a total ban, but look at their description: Prohibited products include, but are not limited to, "firecrackers of any kind of description. Any fireworks that explode [...] or intended to move after the piece is placed and fires."

Really, Washington DC? REALLY?

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Pennsylvania is interesting in that I, with my NJ drivers license, can go across the border (no further than 60 minutes from anywhere in NJ) and purchase virtually any firework I want. Mega rocket multi-shot boxes costing $250? Yep, got 'em. I can do all these things as long as I have my out of state drivers license and sign a piece of paper saying that I'm immediately leaving the state with my fireworks and won't light them in PA. That's because PA fireworks laws are about the same as NJ... virtually everything is banned. But PA is perfectly happy to sell anything to out of state residents so long as they promise to light them in the neighbor state. You will notice that fireworks are illegal in all neighboring states. My PA buddies don't mind. They have me buy their fireworks, I transport them to NJ then they pick them up and bring them right back to PA.

I'm waiting for PA to legalize the sale of weed to out of state residents :-)