This petition is calling for ban on sale of fireworks to public

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A petition calling for the sale of fireworks to the public to be banned has been signed by more than 100,000 people. 

The online petition has reached the thresholds required for the government to respond to it and Parliament to consider it for a debate. 

It was created by Amy Cullen and has been signed 109, 916 times – at the time this story was written. 

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The petition says: ‘Ban the sale of fireworks to the public. Displays for licenced venues only.

‘Every year fireworks are set off unnecessarily. Fireworks are a nuisance to the public.

Fireworks. Picture: Keith Woodland.

Fireworks. Picture: Keith Woodland.

‘They scare animals, young children and people with a phobia. 

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‘They injure thousands of people every year. They cause damage to buildings, vehicles, emergency vehicles etc. 

‘Lastly Kids are STILL being sold them.' 

If you wish to view or sign the petition – you can do so by clicking here

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