Republican Assembly candidate Stan Vaughan proposes Fireworks Ban Bill
Each year some 11,000 fireworks-related injuries flood our hospital emergency departments. There have been an astonishing 114 deaths between 2001-2016. If you recall even NY Giants professional football player Jason Pierre Paul had his hand blown off by fireworks and now advocates that fireworks should be left to fireworks professionals.
The National Fire Protection Association reports that in 2013 fireworks caused 15,600 reported fires including 1,400 homes and buildings as well as 200 vehicles.
Despite county regulations not to sell to under sixteen years of age, some 31% of injuries are to children 15 and under as even sparklers are hotter than a blow torch.
Republican Nevada Assembly candidate Stan Vaughan believes that there is now even an additional reason to propose new fireworks regulations legislation to bring these regulations in line to neighboring rural states like Idaho, Arizona and Oregon. It is his contention that personal fireworks should be completely banned.
Republican Nevada Assembly candidate Stan Vaughan became convinced that in addition to the above safety issues, the scamming and extortion of our non-profit charities needs to stop.
This year it has been estimated that fireworks wholesalers, which have a virtual monopoly, have extorted perhaps a million dollars from non-profit charities by contracting for fire insurance on merchandise issued to be paid at a contracted 3% rate, but then after the fireworks season is over they are attempting to charge higher than contracted rates by threats of extortion such as sending non-profit charities providing free labor for the sales of their products to collections or even lawsuits if higher rates are not not paid.
Republican Assembly candidate Stan Vaughan believes that due to this additional issue, the time has come for a discussion which might protect our children, homes and other buildings and vehicles and as well our State non-profit charities from such specified extortion attempts.
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