This is a report shared by news outlet KTVB News 7 in Boise, Idaho
AG’s Office: Aerial fireworks now illegal to buy in Idaho
KTVB June 27, 2017
BOISE — Aerial fireworks will no longer be legal to sell to the public in Idaho, according to an Idaho Attorney General’s Office opinion announced Tuesday morning.
The ruling effectively closes a loophole that allowed the sale of aerial fireworks as long as the purchaser signed an agreement saying he or she would not set them off in the state limits.
Fire chiefs have long opposed the loophole, arguing it is ineffective at actually stopping people from setting off illegal fireworks, and leads to dangerous and expensive human-set fires like the 2,500-acre blaze Table Rock Fire, which was started with an illegal firework last summer.
The AG’s opinion directs retailers to immediately remove the illegal aerial fireworks from their shelves. Aerial fireworks for a public display, like the kind hosted by the City of Boise, will still be allowed with the proper permit.