Who can buy those fireworks in Pennsylvania?

    If you’re from New Jersey you can buy them but can’t light them at home

    Fireworks stores are popping up throughout Pennsylvania. If you live in the commonwealth you can’t for the most part buy at these stores.

    The billboards promise fireworks for sale, but Pennsylvania regulations mandate only people living out of state can buy firecrackers and bottlerockets. State Police Cpl. John Lowson describes what residents can buy.

    “In the state of Pennsylvania the fireworks that are legal for residents to buy and set off are sparklers and other novelties such as toy caps snakes glow worms, basically anything that does not fly in the air and does not go bang.”

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    Cpl. Lowson says as of 2004, non residents showing proof of ID can purchase fireworks, but they must be taken out of state.

    “What the legislature has passed is perfectly legal, they come in and show a drivers license that they are not from within the state and they can purchase fireworks.”

    If the fireworks are taken to New Jersey, they are still illegal to set off.

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