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Guest Post: ND Legislators Used Phony Statistics To Support Bottle Rockets Ban

Guest Post: ND Legislators Used Phony Statistics To Support Bottle Rockets Ban

It is unfortunate that HB1257, which would have lifted the ban on bottle rocket sales in North Dakota, failed on the Senate floor yesterday despite all of the available data that proves bottle rockets aren’t as dangerous as opponents would like you to think. Instead, the Senate voted to punish a product rather than people

North Dakota Senate On Bottle Rockets Ban: You'll Shoot Your Eye Out

The North Dakota Senate today, despite having already passed a bill to expand the dates during which fireworks in general can be sold, voted down a bill to lift a ban on the sale of bottle rockets specifically. Here’s the nauseatingly paternalistic floor debate: “This isn’t about freedom,” Senator Dave Oehlke said. “This is about

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