December is not exactly peak fireworks season, even if one accounts for New Year’s festivities. But it’s a good time to revisit the state’s law on consumer pyrotechnics.

With summer celebrations months away, this is an ideal moment to consider repealing or at least changing Pennsylvania’s dangerous approach to public use of fireworks. So we were pleased to see that state representatives and senators held a joint hearing last week on the issue and heard from many people who are frustrated with the current state of affairs.

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