Sometimes I wonder. I think it’s the right of every American to celebrate our nation’s independence by blowing up a small chunk of it. I tend to favor freedom, and letting people suffer the consequences of their own stupidity. When I was a kid, maybe about 5th grade, a friend of mine got a hold of a bunch of fireworks, stuff you can’t buy today, like M-80s. I seem to recall tossing them lit into the lake and watching them explode underwater. I can also remember larger pyrotechnics like quarter sticks that my Uncle would bring back from South Carolina, where fun wasn’t illegal. But that was before that other Uncle’s CPSC decided he knew what was best for everyone, and banned all the really fun stuff. Why am I not surprised that the same folks who advocate restricting or banning guns for our own good also support banning or restricting fun for our own good? It’s a certain philosophy, and a certain type of person who has difficulty minding their own damned business and leaving other people to pursue happiness in their own way.