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No Fireworks from Sainsburys

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50094658

I love fireworks, but I know that a lot of people can’t be trusted with them, and as supermarkets make them highly accessible, I commend Sainsbury’s for making this decision - now we just need the others to follow suit

Do you normally buy fireworks from the supermarkets?

hspexy
4 months ago
What do you think of this?
nickpillock
nickpillock4 months ago

I have bought fireworks from supermarkets in the past. But I agree a lot of people cannot be trusted with them so I hope other supermarkets do the same.

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angemski
angemski4 months ago

I hope others follow suit. If it was kept as November 5th or just one day before or after, depending on weather conditions then it would still cause problems for animals, elderly and children with special needs but preparations would be put in place to cope. As it is, Guy Fawkes night has become endless (through to New Year!) and probably doesn't hold the excitement and magic as the previous generations. There is also the human-with-fire-factor - less accidents.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
4 months ago

Yes, the fireworks period spans for about 3 months. In my area, there are people who celebrate Diwali, and fireworks are the main attraction. And sometimes those who celebrate Eid use fireworks as well. The users of fireworks for such celebrations aren’t an issue, but the fact they’re on sale to everyone and anyone is the problem - I recall rockets being set off in school corridors back in the day, but these days you can get much worse for your money

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ACR
ACR4 months ago

Unless they are banned for personal use I don't think this will make that much of a difference. The people that want to get them, especially those who want to cause mischief, will buy them from another shop or order them online. Where I live you hear fireworks going off sporadically throughout the year. I'd never seen fireworks being sold in Sainsburys before the ban in my area, so people were already getting them from somewhere else.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
4 months ago

Yes that’s true. And with the Internet, you can buy all sorts online these days also. But I guess if at least a major retailer makes the decision to do this, others will follow, and then abuse, damage and injuries from fireworks will be less common over time

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RegularComper90
RegularComper904 months ago

I think fireworks should be used at organised displays only, as far too many idiots are getting hold of them and every single year we hear about people and animals getting injured by them.

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Pjran
Pjran4 months ago

I hope other supermarkets ban them too. It’s awful when you hear of youths being injured or animals.

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador4 months ago

Well done Sainsburys. I find it crazy that virtually anyone can buy what amounts to a mini explosive device over the counter.

There are too many idiots around these days.

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KirstyW
KirstyW4 months ago

I've never personally bought them but did it as a child. I think Sainsburys have done a good thing.

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MumOfThree
MumOfThree4 months ago

We always did fireworks in it back garden growing up. I hope others don’t follow suit as you should be able to make the decision yourself.

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SusanEaston327
SusanEaston3274 months ago

we all hope none are available at eny shops

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc4 months ago

They might as well ban knives, bleach and anything else that may be considered 'harmful' or 'bad' for people.

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