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 (πŸ‘), if you disagree, rate it down (πŸ‘Ž). Please tell us why you agree or disagree using the comment boxes below.

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Most people under the age of 18 are not responsible enough, and some are just darn right stupid!

Surely this is law now anyway ?

If it is illegal to buy the firework if under 18 it should be illegal to supply it to an under 18

Fireworks are explosives and should only be used by competent adults. Ideally as explosives should only be used by licensed trained adults.

Yes, all those parents who supply them should be heavily fined.

Under 18's should not have access to any fireworks at anytime. The fewer people who can the better.

It has to be so, what’s the point of an age restriction on purchase if the items can just be passed to a minor

perhaps 18 is too young still? fireworks are dangerous if used carelessly.

If under 18s not old enough to buy then they're not old enough for responsibility to use. Under 18s classed as a child and fireworks are not for children's use

Children should not be able to buy explosives, they should not be available to the general public.

In the absence of a total ban, the more restrictions the better.

Fireworks have the potential to cause devastating injuries. Under 18s are not able to assess/appreciate the risks

Fireworks have become more powerful and used for longer periods. There is no justifiable reason for using those which sound like bombs exploding. Man’s inhumanity - turning our pets into cowering creatures.

Irresponsible and dangerous to sell to under 18s

It's obvious. If under 18s can't buy them, why should it be fine for over 18s to hand them out?

It is illegal to sell or buy alcohol for under 18s. It makes sense that it should also be illegal in respect of fireworks.

Most definitely, under 18 should not have access to fireworks. An outright ban for all domestic use is what is really needed

Too many idiots are allowed to buy fireworks,they don't care when they set them off!! Terrified animals, pensioners people suffering from ptsd, time this outdated "celebration" was banned!!

I agree with this that no one under the age of 18 should be in charge of a firework. If the police have powers to charge under age people with having fireworks and the person who bought them will be charged this will be a good deterrent to stopping young people irresponsibly using fireworks and frightening people and animals alike.

Under 18s by asking someone else to buy fireworks for them shows they know this is wrong and there is no accountability. This will endanger other young people and animals.

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