I live in Minnesota (The State Where Nothing Is Allowed©) and earlier this year our gov, Jessie Ventura, said he'd like to see a bill on his desk legalizing fireworks. Almost all fireworks have been illegal in Minnesota since the 1940's.
Well, a bill was introduced that looked pretty good. Unfortunately, the house and senate committees cut it down to allowing only sparklers, snakes and those little paper poppers. The only thing that makes it different from other midwestern states is that it allows sales all year, not only the summer months.
That has a bunch of Democrats up in arms. I actually heard a quote from a senator saying that "Minnesota will become a magnet for people from the surrounding states" who will want to buy our sparklers and illegally use them in their own state! What a dork!
I wouldn't drive 2 miles out of my way for sparklers!