Paul Forman, owner of Independence Fireworks and Forman Blasters Pyrotechnics in Peru, Ind., says his county's decision to ban fireworks devastated his business.
State and local governments are calling off annual fireworks displays...
They're also warning residents not to use fireworks, sparklers or Roman candles in backyards.
Paul Forman, who owns Independence Fireworks and Forman Blasters Pyrotechnics in Peru, Ind., said his business has been devastated.
Four customers called off fireworks shows this week, and he anticipated more cancellations before the holiday.
He said his business had dropped from about 50 customers a day to a total of 11.
"This...hit me like a two-by-four," Forman said.
Forman was going to deliver the fireworks in Bunker Hill, Ind., which had scheduled a show Saturday night following a parade, a picnic and the local Little League championships.
Instead, Little League officials in the town of 900 about 60 miles north of Indianapolis canceled the show...
States have also clamped down on campfires, smoking and use of portable grills.
- What about patriotism?
- What about jobs?
- What about personal freedom?
- What about big government expanding it's reach?