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The farragutpress has been quizzed in the past few days as to its front page story featuring town Fire Marshal Dan Johnsonís reminder that fireworks in Knox County are illegal and the newspaperís business practice of selling advertising space to sellers of fireworks.

The bottom line is that in a free market economy, a business may sell what is legal in the county in which it does business.


Though, as a few presstalk respondents have noted, fireworks usage in Knox County is quite frequent during certain holidays and that local law enforcement seems to turn its head.

That being the case, shouldnít local government look into just legalizing the sale of fireworks in Knox County, since local government isnít going to enforce the ban?

Arenít there enough laws on the books to protect citizens that arenít enforceable?

 

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