Gaetz launches idea to legalize fireworks
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, has filed a bill (HB 4005) that would repeal a fireworks ban in the state. Gaetz told the Panama City News Herald that Floridians are already buying fireworks online or bringing fireworks back from other states. “We’re pushing economic activity out of our state with a regulation that’s relatively meaningless because people get fireworks elsewhere and just bring them down and shoot them off here,” Gaetz told the News Herald. “We’d rather keep those dollars in Florida.” Here is a link to the story.