Pima County, Arizona, has a temporary ban in place on the sale and use of fireworks, due to the fact that we’ve been under drought conditions for a long time and have recently had the largest wildfire in the state’s history and the arguably the most dangerous fire in its recent memory.
A couple of citizens and a fireworks retailer sued the county, claiming that the ban was too broad and the county should have isolated areas that were less prone to fire, so that law-abiding citizens could still use their legally-purchased fireworks. The judge said that was unworkable, but that the sale of fireworks should not have been prohibited. (Why buy fireworks if you’re not going to use them? Is anyone buying fireworks before July 4 really going to wait until New Year’s Eve to use them?)
Something tells me that if their legally purchased and illegally used fireworks were to cause a major wildfire, the complaining citizens would be disinclined to pay for the damages.