Making it illegal to give certain fireworks to under 18s.

Making it illegal to give certain fireworks to under 18s.

While a person must be aged 18 years or over to buy CAT F2 and CAT F3 fireworks, at the moment an adult can give CAT F2 and CAT F3 fireworks to someone under the age of 18 years. The Bill would make it a criminal offence for someone aged 18 years or over to give CAT F2 or CAT F3 fireworks to someone under 18 years. If you agree with this proposal, rate it up (👍), if you disagree, rate it down (👎). Please tell us why you agree or disagree using the comment boxes below.

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Defineately agree it should be illegal to under 18

Another liberty being taken away by the nanny state we live in. Covid has taken away so many things but why this. Health and safety going mad.

My dog is terrified of fireworks and becomes desperately ill. In the lead up to Guy Fawkes day fireworks are let off with no warning Public events at advertised times are acceptable but fireworks should be banned to members of the public

The law does not go far enough, no fireworks should be sold outwith organised, approved groups

Fireworks are dangerous and must be used responsibly. No child should be allowed to handle them

it closes an obvious loophole.

fireworks should not be sold to any member of the public

No issues banning under 18s

If under 18 yr olds can’t buy fireworks, then they shouldn’t be able to be supplied them either. The same reasons for them not being able to buy must apply - poor judgement on usage of explosives, lack of maturity, lack of responsibility etc. it is just summon sense

Looks like another social liberty being outlawed for working class people. With council financial constraints it is unlikely there will be free public firework displays meaning fireworks, enjoyed responsibly by families for decades, will be a thing of the past, unless you happen to be wealthy. How about adopting this this idea for future woke policies; allow adults to be responsible and make their own choices instead of being dictated to! People are getting sick of the fun police.

How are you supposed to teach your kids how to use fireworks safely in practice?

More duties for over run police forces. Leave the law as it is

Under 18's are not consistently responsible

Fewer people buying explosives the better. Adults can’t buy booze for kids so why ok for explosives? Re all the recent reports about the brain not being fully formed till 25, is 18 too young to buy explosives?

No one under 18 should be able to purchase fireworks in fact should be over 25

Fireworks need to be used responsibly. Anyone messing around with fireworks risks maiming or killing people or animals

No one under 18 should be allowed to handle or be in possession of fireworks

Agree children should not be handling explosives. Nor should adults.

There are certain adults who don't care about safety and would give fireworks to under 18s.

Nobody under the age of 18 should be able to purchase fireworks. In fact I feel the age should be higher. Youngsters think it funny to throw fireworks at people and cars, and post them through letterboxes causing distress to the public.

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