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Bloomberg to urge Cuomo to veto bill to allow sparkler sales outside of NYC over terror target fears
The New York Post ^ | June 26, 2013 | CARL CAMPANILE

Posted on 06/29/2013 9:53:04 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It could spark terrorism!

Mayor Bloomberg will urge Gov. Cuomo to veto legislation that would legalize the sale of sparklers outside New York City, arguing that terrorists could resort to using even kiddie fireworks to ignite a bomb. And that’s a risk not worth taking, City Hall officials said.

The mayor opposes the measure, which the Legislature passed last week, even though it wouldn’t apply to the five boroughs, where a ban on sparklers — and all other fireworks — would remain in effect. The bill would allow the sale of sparklers and other small “novelty” fireworks only in counties outside the city.

“While this bill excludes New York City, legalizing these devices everywhere else in the state would, as a practical matter, have the same effect in the five boroughs,” Joseph Garba, the mayor’s state legislative director, said in a memo. “A recent attempt to harm innocent lives provides a frightening example of how legally purchased . . . fireworks can cause dramatic harm and even kill.”

Garba cited the case of failed Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, who bought a package of legal M-88 from out of state to help ignite his dud bomb in 2010.

“Shahzad purchased fireworks at a Pennsylvania chain store, transported the fireworks to Connecticut and created a bomb-like device that he transported into New York City with the intent of killing and causing havoc in a busy tourist area,” Garba said.

Shahzad had bought numerous packs of firecrackers containing gunpowder, which aren’t in sparklers.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: andrewcuomo; bloomingidiot; bloomturd; faisalshahzad; fireworks; legislature; michaelbloomberg; nannystate; nyc; terrorism
He's at it again!
1 posted on 06/29/2013 9:53:04 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; Alia; altura; ...

I think Nanny Bloomberg needs a firework launched up his butt.

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 06/29/2013 9:54:00 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I don't always vote, but when I do, I SURE AS HELL DON'T VOTE DEMOCRAT!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Laugh if you must but I can now see terrorists lighting up sparklers on a plane taking off from Albany Airport to NYC on July 4th

Wadda you with the terrorists?


3 posted on 06/29/2013 9:59:39 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Holy crap. I sell fireworks in SC and anyone with a little bit of sense can spot a guy buying 100 packs of M-150’s.

Sparklers, though, REALLY? Even if you shaved the powder off the friction would possibly ignite it and burn you a little.


4 posted on 06/29/2013 10:03:11 PM PDT by struggle
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To: struggle

Sparkler bomb.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzHbm-pNKgc


5 posted on 06/29/2013 10:13:17 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
What's next of Bloomberg’s list—Mexican jumping beans?
6 posted on 06/29/2013 10:18:06 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The case cited used 'a package of legal M-88 from out of state. How does a fireworks ban in NY affect sales outside the city or state?

What is next on Bloomberg's agenda, 'Mayors Against Sparklers?'

7 posted on 06/29/2013 10:22:58 PM PDT by Daaave ("Where it all ends I can't fathom my friends")
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To: struggle

[Sparklers, though, REALLY? Even if you shaved the powder off the friction would possibly ignite it and burn you a little.]

Right. Why should they bother with sparklers when they can use ammonium nitrate or commercial fertilizer and diesel fuel?


8 posted on 06/29/2013 10:24:38 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Yes, and while they’re at it, they should require permits at the superette for the purchase of kitchen cleansers and laundry soaps, and, of course, all kitchen knives should be banned.

Baseball bats?

Let’s get in step with the rest of the world and change the national pastime to soccer.

In fact, let’s just sit around sucking our thumbs and wait for those nasty terrorists to f*** us up the butt.


9 posted on 06/29/2013 10:28:15 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Must fight sudden urge to drive up to Maynardville LOL.


10 posted on 06/29/2013 10:42:34 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

4th of July extravaganza, senility mixed with money


11 posted on 06/29/2013 11:11:04 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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[Must fight sudden urge to drive up to Maynardville LOL]

I don't think I've ever been in Maynardville. I guess if I had I'd remember because of the distinct aroma.

12 posted on 06/29/2013 11:16:47 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

It’s just a few miles north east of Knoxville in Union County. Two good fireworks stores on the Knox/Union County line. One store has been there I guess since the 1960’s.


13 posted on 06/29/2013 11:30:35 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Gloomberg is the enemy of humanity.


14 posted on 06/29/2013 11:55:23 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

How many innocent, helpless citizens realize that our slacker government permits anyone to purchase dangerous self-igniting matches?

They can be purchased by the boxful in almost any food market, convenience store, etc.

Many irresponsible people without proper training or certification purchase these deadly fire starters and store them at home!!!

That’s right - they just keep them right inside their homes!

Even people with small children at home are allowed to own and stockpile them!!!

When will our government start thinking about protecting innocent citizens from the potential dangers of these readily available firesticks?

/s


15 posted on 06/30/2013 4:59:24 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Rubio's New Book: From Nobody To Senator, To Conservative savior, Then Back To Nobody")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

But wouldn’t a BIG GULP extinguish a sparkler? Can’t we have both? Imagine a world where sparklers and Big Gulps could all just get along.


16 posted on 06/30/2013 5:43:59 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Does NYC ever drug test it’s mayors?


17 posted on 06/30/2013 6:21:36 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the alter of "gun free zones"?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


18 posted on 06/30/2013 7:06:48 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I can make better fireworks with any plastic bottle, saltpeter and matches. (we used to use those metal 35mm film canisters when we were kids, but alas.......)

You people in NYC need to exercise just a little control over your Mayor.

19 posted on 06/30/2013 11:32:49 AM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: logic101.net

“Does NYC ever drug test it’s mayors?”

Well, they obviously don’t drug test their voters.


20 posted on 06/30/2013 11:21:26 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: elkfersupper

“(we used to use those metal 35mm film canisters when we were kids, but alas.......)”

Oh man I had forgotten about those! It sure took a lot of the fun out of blowin’ stuff up when they went to the plastic film cans. But I hear that the plastic ones were better for storing, um, vegetable matter.

( I can hear the youngin’s saying “what’s a film can?”)


21 posted on 06/30/2013 11:25:52 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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