Mayor Bloomberg Insists on Statewide Ban on Sparklers

Researchers tell us that seeing patriotic displays on the Fourth of July makes people less likely to be moonbats. That could be why NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants sparklers banned — even beyond the city limits:

Mayor Bloomberg will urge Gov. Cuomo to veto legislation that would legalize the sale of sparklers outside New York City, arguing that terrorists could resort to using even kiddie fireworks to ignite a bomb. And that’s a risk not worth taking, City Hall officials said.

Terrorists are going to make bombs out of sparklers? Not even the voters who elected Bloomberg would believe it.

The mayor opposes the measure, which the Legislature passed last week, even though it wouldn’t apply to the five boroughs, where a ban on sparklers – and all other fireworks – would remain in effect. The bill would allow the sale of sparklers and other small “novelty” fireworks only in counties outside the city. …

Under the legislation sponsored by Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle (D -Rochester) and state Sen. Mike Nozzolio (R-Seneca Falls), sparklers and toy caps could be sold only from June 1 to July 5 and from Dec. 26 to Jan. 2.

For Bloomberg, children being allowed to play with sparklers on the Fourth of July in parts of the state where he has no jurisdiction is an intolerable excess of liberty. His tyrant credentials are impeccable.

Compliments of Stormfax.

On tips from Sean C and Stormfax. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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