Fireworks legal in Delaware, but some restrictions remain

For the first time in more than 50 years, Delawareans can now buy fireworks and just in time for 4th of July celebrations.

It's all thanks to House Bill 53, which was signed last month. It allows people to buy ground-based fireworks as well as hand held sparklers in the First State. However, any other device that explodes or shoots into the air,  like firecrackers, bottle rockets, and aerials are still 'illegal'.

Firework vendors say this new law will help bring a boom*to the local economy since residents no longer have to go to neighboring states to get them. 

"We're going full force with guerilla marketing so I think this will definitely bring in some business to some of these shops here as well as us," says Theresa Morris, a local firework vendor.

Also under this new law, fireworks can only be used on July 4th and December 31st of each year,  and you must be at least 18 years old to buy them.


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