Ban fire­works? Nic de­serves a rocket

The Sunday Post (Dundee) - - OPINION -

Af­ter see­ing parts of Pol­lok­shields in Glas­gow’s South­side be­ing turned into a bat­tle zone on Bon­fire Night, First Min­is­ter Ni­cola Stur­geon is now back­ing calls to ban the sale of fire­works.

So the thou­sands of or­di­nary folk up and down the coun­try who en­joy set­ting them off safely with their fam­i­lies, who don’t act ir­re­spon­si­bly and cause mis­ery, may­hem and harm on this night and other cel­e­bra­tory oc­ca­sions are to be pe­nalised be­cause of the ac­tions of a few rock­ets and bangers who do.

That is sim­ply not fair. In­stead of an over­all ban, why not in­crease the proof of age pur­chase limit to 25?

Now that’s a sparkling idea.

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