It’s almost July 4. A time for barbecues, the annual viewing of 1776, and that most-beloved tradition: fireworks. There are fireworks displays all over Atlanta, starting tonight. Or, if you prefer to stay inside, there’s even an app for that.
- the term “fireworks” does not mean model rockets or toy pistols with paper caps (25-10-1),
- a license is required for anyone wanting to put on a public fireworks display (25-10-3.2),
- not having a license is a felony and is punishable by 2-10 years in prison, a fine of up to $10,000 or both (25-10-8),
- it is illegal to employ anyone under the age of 18 to work at a public display or where fireworks are stored (25-10-4.1), and
- it is negligence per se to sell fireworks to a minor (Allen v. Gornto, 100 Ga. App. 744 (1959)).
We hope you all have a happy — and safe — July 4!