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Michigan’s Fireworks Law – Good or Bad?

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Now that two of the three traditional summer holiday weekends have come and gone and reminded you that fireworks are legal – at times – in the state, how are you feeling about it?

ALSO: New State Fire Marshal: Be Safe With Fireworks

Battle Creek Police Chief Jim Blocker and Calhoun County Sheriff Matt Saxton tell 95.3 WBCK their resources are taxed trying to enforce fireworks noise complaints at the height of summer.

Fireworks Go On Sale Ahead Of New Year's Eve
(Photo illustration by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)

Blocker said that is especially true during the July 4th stretches, when 25 percent of the Battle Creek police force is dedicated to the Field of Flight air show. Sheriff Saxton concurs, pointing to the overall volume of calls which do not decline when fireworks noise complaints come in – many of which end up at a dead end because complainants do not have proof the accused was violating the law.

Fireworks Go On Sale Ahead Of New Year's Eve
(Photo illustration by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)

Blocker and Saxton both say they would like to provide input on potential revisions to the law, saying the original law now in effect lacks law enforcement input.

What do you think? Should Michigan’s fireworks law be revised? Repealed? Left alone?

BONUS VIDEO – Representative Jon Hoadley Discusses Michigan Fireworks Law | Richard Piet Show

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